Poor road conditions: When enough is enough (vid)

Written by: J.R. | 12 Nov 2017 15:21
Lando and his friend locking up the land office gate that led to to their arrest.
Written by:
12 Nov 2017 15:21

Actor and road safety activist Lando Zawawi must have been really been too upset this time for him to risk arrest by the police.

Lando, whose is real name is Azlan Sani Zawawi, got himself arrested along with his wife and a friend after he chained and locked the gate of Petaling District and Land Office in Section U5 here on Thursday.

This was in response to what he claimed as the government department's failure to provide safe road conditions to the public.

Video of Lando's action of locking the office gate while making a statement had since gone viral on social media, having been shared from Lando's Facebook page almost 2,000 times.

In the video, Lando was recorded as saying that he decided to lock the office's gate due to the government department's alleged failure to take action despite its office being situated at the roadside.

I am not going to condone Lando’s action as appropriate, as you cannot take the law into your own hands. 

As a civilian, no amount of wrongdoing gives him the right to do what he did, especially since it involved a government premise.

But as I said, for him to go to such an extent, he must have been really pissed with the authorities for ‘not doing their job’.

In all honesty, I have been following Lando and his group, ‘The Brotherhood’ efforts for some time now and I find it laudable.

Road safety is something not to mess with and one of the main factors of road accidents have been blamed on poor conditions.

 Tell me, how many times, either as a car driver or a motorcyclist, have you driven into a pothole so big, it actually caused your vehicle to suffer some sort of damage or worse, lose control of the wheel.

I know of two persons at least who died on the road when their motorcycles crashed into potholes and went flying on the road.

As for car damage, I lost count how many times my car rims, tyres and even suspension system had been damaged because it had gone through very bad potholes.

Lando and his group members have sacrificed a lot of their time actually doing road repairs on their own, but to send the message across that Malaysians deserve safer road conditions.

In my opinion, his action to lock up the gates of the Land office may have been wrong, but it sends a powerful message that the authorities should not mess around with people’s lives.

I do hope when the court will consider all this when meting out punishment on the trio.

As for Lando, I hope this is the first and last time he resorts to such action.

The message has been sent across and now we hope the authorities will take road safety issues more seriously.

Video Credit Sukan Star TV.

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