Why remove trees at Jalan Cengal?

居民问我为什么吉隆坡市政局决定移除文良港花园的路树。

这些路树已经存在几十年,但最近Jalan Cengal和Jalan Tioman附近频繁发生闪电水灾和排水沟损坏。

这些路树过度生长的根部导致了问题发生,我已经提出升级排水系统和人行道的请求。希望这次我们能够升级这里几十年来的基础设施。

Some residents asked me why city council chose to remove these trees in Setapak Garden.

The tree had been around for decades. Lately there had been frequent flash flood and drainage structural damage around Jalan Cengal and Jalan Tioman.

The overgrown roots of these trees had caused the inconvenience. I have requested upgrades of the drainage system and walkway. I hope this time we can upgrade the decades old infrastructure here.