“If the structures are built without permission from the local government, they are considered illegal and can be asked to remove.” Teng Chang Khim
The crime rate is so high these days that the residents have to take action to protect the safety of their housing estates. Not that the residents want to go against the local authorities’ instruction but they simply can’t let the crime like break in, snatch theft, kidnapping, etc. to continue to happen in their housing estates.
Then the local council has to follow the guideline / law and take action to tear down the barrier or fencing due to some residents’ complains, usually due to disagreement with the RA over some petty matters. Some time, due to ego & ‘face’ issue, the complainants have lost rational thinking that the RA is actually trying to protect their safety.
They rather risking of boom gate being dismantle than risking their own life and valuable being taken away by robber or thief.
I have noting else to say the bandaraya… but I salute the people who trying very hard to keep protect their homeland. A truly spirit of “never give up”.