Little India to Medan Kelana has created an uproar in Klang. Obviously the Klang authorities have forgotten about the public outcry over the name change of Jalan Alor in Kuala Lumpur.
The unpopular decision obviously suggest that the residents in Little India were not consulted. It's nothing new to Malaysians, in any case. The name change was made overnight with little considerations to the consequences. Obviously, road signs have to be replaced and for the general public, business cards and letter heads have to be renewed and all these cost money. Now, the public has got to start all over again with a new name.
Little India may have some social problems, as in all ethnic enclaves, but renaming the place won't resolve the problems of crime. The gangs would still regard themselves as trouble makers of Little India, whatever name we may call it. Can we see some common sense back in place soon? The authorities including the council and police should be more concerned with cleaning up Klang and making the town a safer place than to worry about renaming places.