by TV Smith
P Ramlee lived here many years ago. As a kid, I used to splash
in this same spot whenever it rained heavily. Traffic was sparse, the road narrower
and no one was in charge at my school
nor at the then new DBKL. Those were the days, my friend. We thought they'd never
end. They didn't.
thirty years after the legend left us and half-a-dozen faceless MPs later, the
water still rises as quick as the umbrellas. Just this evening I witnessed yet
another watery drama as the stretch was rendered impassable after only 10 minutes
of heavy shower. As traffic built up on both sides and helpful volunteers pushed
stranded vehicles aside, I got swept away by a torrent of nostalgia, and dismay.
some public servants will only get off their reclining chairs after Pak Lah issues
a 'presidential decree' to clear the drains, like when he did after the last floods
in KL. But here in Taman P Ramlee, time stands still for THE
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