Pasir Gudang residents concerned for their safety – Nation

PASIR GUDANG: Those living or working here have noticed more aeroplanes overhead in the past two weeks and are concerned for their safety.

Office executive Nur Azizah Samad, 27, said accidents could occur and the situation could be worse because Pasir Gudang is an industrial area.

Nur Azizah hopes Singapore and Malaysia could find a solution to the ongoing dispute over airspace because there were many people living and working in the area.

Malaysia is protesting the new Instrument Landing System (ILS) proposed for Seletar Airport as its flight path would affect height restrictions on development in Pasir Gudang.

Tan Seng Lee, 31, claimed to have seen the planes flying quite low around the town area in Pasir Gudang.

“I do hope this problem can be solved as soon as possible because Pasir Gudang is growing in terms of development.

“If the situation worsens, then it will have an impact on growth especially if we want to attract new investors or constructions taking place here,” said Tan, who is self employed.

Quality supervisor Mohd Syahrul Azam Aris, 35, said the noise (from aeroplanes) was bothersome.

“It is becoming a nuisance especially for those staying and working around Pasir Gudang. We can’t get proper rest at home at night because the sound of the planes flying overhead is very loud and our children get startled easily,” he said.

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