Wednesday, October 22, 2008
High flying KL Datuk Bandar
Fresh from the controversy over the decision to rename Jalan Alor, the world renowned food street in Kuala Lumpur, the city mayor Datuk Ab Hakim Borhan has now found himself in the news again. The Dewan Rakyat has been told that taxpayers spent over RM1mil on travel expenses for Ab Hakim, according to a report in Malaysiakini. He must be the most travelled mayor so far. Meanwhile, Malaysians are waiting for Federal Territories Minister Datuk Zulhasnan Rafique, who is now visiting Labuan, to return home to put things right. Zulhasnan must have heard the loud protest over City Hall's brillant decision to change Jalan Alor to Jalan Kejora. A news item filed by AFP yesterday on the controversy made it across the globe - that's how famous Jalan Alor is. We are counting on Zulhasnan to put some senses back to the officials in City Hall. If they want to name some little roads in the Bukit Bintang area after the planets, it's really up to them but keep Jalan Alor as it is called.