Klang pothole fixed after road safety vigilantes pull tombstone stunt

Left: A man placing the tombstone on the pothole. Right: The tombstone on a pothole from a distance. Photo: Brotherhood Shah Alam /Facebook
Left: A man placing the tombstone on the pothole. Right: The tombstone on a pothole from a distance. Photo: Brotherhood Shah Alam /Facebook

The Klang Municipal Council finally fixed a pothole after road safety vigilantes dressed it as an Islamic grave and posted photos online. 

The Brotherhood Shah Alam vigilantes claimed that several complaints were made to the local authority asking for the pothole to be fixed as it would pose a risk to motorists’ lives. However, nothing was done until they decided to pull the grave stunt. 

Photos posted to their official page showed a man placing the tombstone into the pothole and sitting beside it in prayer. After the photos went up, the authority took action and the pothole was covered. 

“I wonder why does a complaint from the public take weeks or months to settle? Think about it,” the online post read. 

Pothole covered by tar. Photo: Brotherhood Shah Alam /Facebook
Pothole covered by tar. Photo: Brotherhood Shah Alam /Facebook

Roughly 12 hours earlier, they said that the tombstone was meant to represent the lives that could have been lost due to the pothole. 

“You want to say we’re silly for putting a tombstone inside a pothole? It’s much worse when you don’t care about our complaints (about the pothole),” they said. The photos were shared more than 1,600 times. 

Brotherhood Shah Alam is part of the Ikatan Silaturrahim Brotherhood (Brotherhood Of Friendship), a group of road safety vigilantes known for raising safety issues and fixing potholes on Malaysian roads.

There are 51 Ikatan Silaturrahim Brotherhood groups in total, led by Azlan Sani Zawawi, a former Malaysian actor better known as Lando. The brotherhood has been advocating for road safety since 2007.

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