Here is a story on vandalism to floodlights in SS18 and other areas in Subang Jaya, as published in the New Straits Times on 18th Feb,2010 and this is in a way no less parallel to the notorious reputation of attempted vandalism done at the Basketball Courts Lightings in Central Zone, Bandar Botanic under Gamuda-TMO, done by negative parties.
It is believed that youngsters try to o
verwrite the floodlights’ timer by
meddling with the wring.
The New Straits Times dated 18th February,2010
Council may remove floodlights
By Nuradzimmah Daim
SUBANG JAYA: The Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) may remove the floodlights at the SS18 futsal court if they continue to be vandalised.
The council is urging residents to share the responsibility of curbing vandalism at the futsal court which is popular with
youngsters.MPSJ's assistant director for public relations Azfarizal Abdul Rashid said it cost RM5,000 to repair the floodlights.It is believed that some youngsters had broken the lock on the control box and meddled with the wiring so that the lights would be operational longer.
The floodlights are controlled by a timer and would turn off at 10pm."We urge the residents to report to the council if they see people vandalising the floodlights. If not, we may soon have to remove the floodlights and the residents would not be able to use the futsal court and other recreational facilities at the park at night," Azfarizal said."There have been other vandalism acts such as scribbling, painting and damaging of public amenities at recreational parks or playgrounds in the municipality but they are not as serious or as costly as the problem with the floodlights."According to Azfarizal, the floodlights were installed a few years back in an initiative by former Subang Jaya state assemblyman Lee Hwa Beng and the council had continued to maintain them. He said last year alone, the council had repaired the floodlights several times. The last time the lights was repaired was last October and they were damaged again the next day.Some SS18 residents who attended a recent Subang Jaya residents' association meeting to discuss the matter had said they were willing to share the responsibility of curbing vandalism. "They are willing to share the responsibility so that their children would be able to use the facility at night as it is hot to play futsal during the day," said association chairman A. S. Gill.Gill urged parents to advise their children not to vandalise the facilities."There were some children who wanted to play futsal longer and opened the control box to try to adjust the timer. As a result, the control box was damaged. So the parents have to be responsible and make sure that their children do not vandalise the facilities," he said.Under the council's vandalism bylaw, a culprit can be fined up to RM2,000 or face up to a year's jail, or both, if found guilty.