The leaning pole in Jalan Bukit Setongkol in Kuantan. Pix by Hidir Reduan

A LEANING and derelict decorative light pole in the busy Jalan Bukit Setongkol, Kuantan, is causing concerns that it might topple and injure passersby.

As it is the month of Ramadan, food vendors have set up stalls near the leaning pole, drawing more people to the area.

Ayam percik seller Nik Mohd Nor Hakimi Nasir said the pole had been leaning since he  moved to the area from Kota Baru, Kelantan, early this year.

“There is a possibility of it (pole) falling on vendors or customers and causing injuries,” said the 22-year-old.

Nik Nor Hakimi said it would be good if the local authorities sent a team to repair the structure.

Kamarudin Hanipah, a customer at the stalls, said the Kuantan Municipal Council (MPK) must look into the matter immediately.

The 61-year-old, who lives in Taman Cenderawasih, Kuantan, said the pole had been leaning for several years.

“It may have been a decorative light that became disused a few years ago.”

“I did not bother lodging a report as my other complaints (on another issue) fell on deaf ears.”

“It is better that MPK or other relevant authorities act fast (over the leaning street pole) to avoid any untoward incident.”


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MPK president Datuk Fadzilla Salleh assured food vendors and residents that the council would look into the matter.

He thanked them for highlighting the issue, adding that MPK would conduct investigation into the leaning pole to determine the best way to solve the problem.

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