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"This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things" - DBKL Finds Destroyed Colourful Street Furniture

The damaged security bollards are located near SOGO Mall and Jalan Ampang.

Cover image via Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (Facebook)

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Following the destruction of adorable security bollards in Kuala Lumpur, the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) has taken to Facebook to lament the behaviour of some irresponsible Malaysians

The destroyed properties consist of small, yellow ball-like structures that are placed around SOGO Mall and Jalan Ampang.

According to DBKL's Facebook post published yesterday, 7 April, the bollards were installed there as an attempt to include more art furnishings around KL.

The little structures also doubled as temporary seats for the public to rest on when they are tired of walking around the city centre.

"Appreciate public property," DBKL pleaded to members of the public

The city council said the structures were set up to match the aesthetic value of the area.

They were also deliberately placed along the sidewalks to prevent motorised vehicles from using or parking on the footpaths.

DBKL said the damage not only ruins the beauty of the city, but it also incurs repair costs for the city council. They said it is an unnecessary loss of public funds.

Under the Vandalism By-Laws (Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur) 1991, vandalism offences in KL are punishable with a fine up to RM2,000, or a year in jail, or both

According to Section 6 of the Act, "Any person who is found guilty of an offence under these By-laws shall pay the Commissioner any costs incurred by the Commissioner for carrying out the provisions of By-Laws 5."

It added those who are guilty "shall compensate the Commissioner for any damage done to the Commissioner's property during the commission of the offence".

After the photos went public, netizens lamented about the state of their fellow countrymen's behaviour

Some netizens were tired to see such an occurrence happening again and again in Malaysia.

Image via Facebook
Image via Facebook

Meanwhile, some questioned the quality of the infrastructure.

Image via Facebook

Unfortunately, this is not the first time Malaysians have had to deal with damaged public property:

Authorities are constantly trying to improve our cities: