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KL’s Colombian Connection…

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Spot the difference!

What comes to mind when you think of Colombia? Besides Ms Universe I mean! Cocaine I’m sure would rank among the top 5 things associated with this Latin American country.

It’s unfortunate then that whoever’s in charge, decided to adopt Colombian colours for the new Federal Territories (Wilayah Persekutuan) flag. So now everytime I think of my beloved city, I think drug cartel.

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Congestion Charge for KL. A case of cart before the horse.

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A common sight in KL - broken down public buses causing even more jams

Recently, the government announced their intention to introduce a congestion charge to relieve worsening traffic in KL. My first response was to throw my hands up in the air.

My second was to tweet @khairykj (Rembau MP Khairy Jamaludin) and ask him to pass the message to the government that they can’t think of introducing congestion charges without first addressing our deplorable public transport. (For the record, he did reply and said that he would do so when the time came!)

Singapore has had a congestion charge since 1975 with a manual sticker system that evolved into the sophisticated electronic road pricing (ERP) system we see today.

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