Friday, 5 June 2009

The DAP local government and housing chief, Edward Ewol Mujie received complaint concerning the dangerous children playground swing in the Likas sport


The DAP local government and housing chief, Edward Ewol Mujie received complaint concerning the dangerous children playground swing in the Likas sport complex. The concern parents said the swings are the favorite of the children. They queue up every day to take turn to have the swing, while their parents are taking their jog around the complex. The children face the danger of being hurt by the worn out swing. They might be hurt seriously if they swing too high. They said the sign board erected there to warm the users, “use at our own risk” is totally wrong. The sport complex must be responsible for any case of accident caused by the faulty equipment installed.

The inspection to the playground found that the swings are bad, and two out of four were removed, and the two left hanging there are near torn off. The hooks are torn off and cannot be used further, any more high swing will cause total cut off of the hook (see pic.). This is due to no maintenance and the playground equipments are dangerous for use by the kids.

Edward wants the Sport Board who is in charge of the Sport complex to immediately replace the swings and make good all the facilities in the children playground. We can not have a kid fall off the swing and get hurt. The simple warning sign will not relief anyone from liability on injuries caused. To allow children continue to use the faulty equipment can tantamount to intended murder.

Edward Ewol Mujie.

(pic: Edward showing the hanging hook which is already total cut off)

里卡士体育馆儿童游乐场的危险秋千
沙巴民主行动党地方政府和房屋局主任爱德华慕吉接到投诉有关里卡士体育馆儿童游乐场的危险秋千。 关心孩子的父母表示,孩童很喜爱玩秋千。当他们的父母在跑步时, 孩子们每次都会排队轮流玩秋千。 儿童在使用该损坏的秋千时,如果他们荡摇得太高将会面临危险而会受到伤害。投诉者说,竖立警告招牌 ‘用者自己保重’是完全错误的。 这些运动的器材必须要有负责任的情况下提供于公众使用。

爱德华检查该儿童游乐场的器材后发现,该秋千是已损坏,四个中的两个已被拆除,而剩下的两个秋千已显出其挂钩已损坏(见图片 )。 这是因为当局没有进行适当的维修和保养,该些设备是极危险和不能让孩子们使用的。

爱德华希望沙巴体育局尽快负责将该些游乐场的的设施复新,及确保没有意外事件的发生。 我们不能让孩子们在玩秋千时掉下来而受到伤害。 在该处的简单的警告牌并不能使到体育局脱离任何责任,如让孩子们继续使用有缺陷的设备,可以等说是意图谋杀罪。

(图:爱德华展示断裂的秋千架上的挂钩)