A 40-year-old man in Terengganu caused a commotion in his neighbourhood last week when he built 11 speed bumps on a commonly-used road beside his home
According to Bernama, the situation recently went viral on social media after a resident of Kampung Padang Luas, Jertih shared a picture of the speed bumps online.
The photo showed 11 bumps on a small road that was only 40m long, making it difficult for people to drive in and get out onto the main road.
The man who built the bumps, Nor Muhamad Roslam Harun, has since apologised for his actions after police went to check on the neighbourly feud
The man explained that he had built the speed bumps on the road because he was annoyed by the noise caused by drivers speeding down the road, regardless of the time of the day.
"My bedroom is on the side of the house that is closest to the road, so all the noise from the cars and the motorcycles always disturbed my sleep. I was very stressed by this issue and, not to mention, I also have mental health problems that I haven't received treatment for yet," he told Bernama.
So, Nor Muhamad said he spent RM1,080 out of the RM5,000 withdrawal he made from his Employees Provident Fund (EPF) account through the i-Sinar program to buy the material and build the humps.
After police intervention, he has since leveled the road back to normal
"Yesterday morning, a police officer came to see me. He advised me nicely to remove all the bumps," Nor Muhamad said.
"So yesterday, I hired a bulldozer to level all the 13 humps, including the two original humps that were there."
He also confessed that he did not mean to cause the commotion as he only wanted to make multiple, small speed bumps on the road just to slow the cars, but the tar he used hardened too quickly.
"They were all so high that only four-wheel drives could pass," he admitted.