"Out Of Touch" — M'sians Disagree After MP Suggests More Elevated Highways To Ease Traffic

Many wondered why he did not suggest improving public transportation in the first place.

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Shah Alam member of parliament (MP) Azli Yusof is receiving backlash for his suggestion to build elevated roads above Federal Highway to ease worsening traffic

In a tweet last Thursday, 7 March, Azli wrote, "In the '90s, I commuted to work from Shah Alam to Petaling Jaya and the traffic jam wasn't as bad as this."

"It's time for Federal Highway to have elevated highways as an alternative route. Do you agree?" he asked.

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Most netizens disagreed with the MP's proposal

Many criticised him for suggesting elevated highways in the first place, instead of prioritising public transportation.

"Completely disagree with this option, YB. I stay in Shah Alam myself, and I face the same jam every work day. Dedicated lanes with high frequency buses should be the way forward. And yes, I'll be happy to take the bus when that happens," said an X user.

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"Come on lah, YB. Are you going to build a highway for every jammed road? Improve public transport, advocate for work from home, and push for more flexible working hours. There are other ways besides building new roads," suggested another netizen.

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"I believe, YB, we need more efficient public transportation to solve this road congestion issue," said another.

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However, as people left their opinions, Azli asked if the public were really "willing" to use public transport

Many found offence with the MP's replies and choice of words, deeming it "out of touch", because he implied that the public had an alternative in their mode of everyday transport.

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Nevertheless, some others commended him for the effort in garnering public opinion on the matter.

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Malaysians have long been calling for better public transportation within Klang Valley:

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