Public transport and traffic congestion have been the topic of Malaysians lately, with authorities blaming the people for not using public transport and causing traffic congestions, while the people slapped back with their terrible experience when using public transport.
Recently, a Twitter user referred to a TikTok video while sharing her horrible experience of waiting to board a bus to the TTDI train station with her boyfriend.
According to user @seraiqal, they were waiting under the hot sun for the bus to arrive when an old man joins them and revealed several ugly truths about using public transport in the area.
She said that she and her boyfriend had been waiting for 2 hours for the bus to arrive when it was supposed to have a 10-15 frequency rate as stated on the route map.
I taktahu nak approach or ask for help from siapa lagi as these two are the most active and young politicians we can count on now. Feel free to help me tag any others who you guys feel that can help us rakyats with our public transport issues @Khairykj @SyedSaddiq @501Awani pic.twitter.com/wfQ6rYysg0— ⋆ ☽ ⋆ ˎ ✧· (@seraiqal) June 5, 2022
“He told us that it’s normal to wait that long and that’s why if you’re in a rush, it’s better to take a taxi (it’s expensive, especially at peak hours).” she said.
Meanwhile, she also said that they were shocked to find out that they have to wave their hands to make the bus stop for them as they normally won’t stop if the road is too busy.
“I was like ‘Huhh? We shouldn’t do that. It should just stop no matter what. I don’t remember having to wave for any buses while I’m in Singapore, Hong Kong or even Japan?? That’s basic human needs!” she said.
Finally, they managed to board a bus to their destination and towards the end of the clip, the old man goodbye to the couple before alighting from the bus — a sight which left her full of pity for him.
“Me and my partner waited there drenched in sweat, tired and fatigued, but an old man faced that every day.”
“Not everyone has it easy. He is an old man, living alone and just got a new job after the lockdown. I would not mind if he can commute this way easily, but to experience it myself, it’s not easy around here in Malaysia,” she wrote.
Meanwhile, the user also slammed the government for failing to improve the country’s public transportation system.
I don’t get the whole fiasco of #KeluargaMalaysia tho cose it’s defo #keluargamalaysiascam for now. My commute experience was hell ngl. The ktm takda aircond and no announcement or apologies at that moment. The bus doesn’t even stop eventho that bus is supposed to just bcs— ⋆ ☽ ⋆ ˎ ✧· (@seraiqal) June 5, 2022
“My commute experience was hell. The KTM does not even have air-cond and no announcement or apologies at that moment. The bus doesn’t even stop even though that bus is supposed to.” she said.
She even called out the the politicians and the authorities by tagging them in her tweet, urging them to be more proactive in addressing the issues faced by Malaysians who take public transport.
“What is going on in Malaysia? Are we really a 3rd world country? We are. Please, any politicians. Take notes you all. Your rakyat is drained and depressed.” she said.
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