Brand new day, brand new thing to ban, it seems.
This time, the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) is thinking about banning underground parking bays in buildings around the city.
Why? Well, because we don't deserve nice things, apparently.
Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor told Malay Mail Online that by banning parking lots in buildings, it would encourage the rakyat to use public transport more often.
He added that he wants Kuala Lumpur to emulate developed cities such as Melbourne, Hong Kong, London and Tokyo where underground parking bays are almost non-existent because "the building style or redevelopment has changed and these building are not even allowed to build a carpark".
“They are trying to deter the people from using cars in the city and this are among the things that we are looking at so that we can be on par with the greatest cities in the world,” he was quoted as saying.
So, here's the good news; this new rule will not be implemented so soon.
Kuala Lumpur Mayor Datuk Seri Amin Nordin Ab Aziz told local daily theSun that the move will only be implemented once the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) network is ready.
And the rule is reportedly still in the planning phase, so there's a chance that it might not be implemented at all.
"We are considering implementing it for the city's future development because once the MRT is ready then probably we would not need those parking bays anymore," he was quoted by the daily as saying.
Word of advice, Mr. Mayor; why not do something about the rising snatch theft cases in the city instead of banning unnecessary things?