Malays have Special Parking Rights?

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On the afternoon of 10 January 2014 between 1.15pm- 1.30pm, I parked my car at Geylang road between Lorong 30 to 32, and left my car to run some quick errands. When I returned, I received a summon ticket for parking along a double yellow line. I am aware that it is an offence to park along a double yellow line, and I accept that I will have to pay for the parking offence. However, I noticed that there were many other cars parked along the same road and opposite from where I parked my car. They were all not issued any parking summons.

I stood there and observed the LTA officer (One female in plain clothes by the name of Phyllis), and another in uniform (Indian guy) summoning a few other vehicles. Phyllis stood there and observed which cars belonged to Chinese owners, before directing her Indian colleague to issue summons to these vehicles. I went up to the LTA officers and questioned why they were issuing summons only to the Chinese vehicle owners and not the Malays.

Phyllis told me that the Malays who are going to the mosque nearby are allowed to do so. Is there such a rule in Singapore that I am not aware of? If so, why do I see LTA officers summoning cars during festivals where we Chinese are offering prayers to our god? I see no racial equality in this situation. Please help to share around so that this issue will be brought to the relevant authorities attention. Thank you!

Don Tan

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CB la.....dont try to find

CB la.....dont try to find fault....pay only la. Can buy car cannot pay summon...

CB LA. the issue here is not

CB LA. the issue here is not about not paying the summon. Is the issue about not summoning the other races when there is no such rule regarding "no issuance" of summons for Malays during their prayer time.

Use your brain and analyze abit.

the issue here is with you.

the issue here is with you. if paying is fine, so be it since like you say it's right. and please, don't malay here chinese there, we're all singaporeans, this has hardly to do with equality. just petty. if he doesn't fine them, isn't it nice? if he fines us chinese, is it his job and the right thing to do? what's the problem? think with your brain and heart. thank you.

Let's just say we remove the

Let's just say we remove the racial thing here and we view all of us as Singaporeans. It is still unfair to issue summon to someone who had made an offence and not issue anything to another who made the same offence (regardless of races). So are you saying that it is ok and right to fine the Chinese and it is a nice thing to do to not fine the Malays? (according to what you said previously). Why is this nothing to do with equality then? And if you sincerely want to remove the topic of race out of the picture, it is still unfair to a fellow Singapore who had to pay a summon when another fellow Singapore don't have to, even though they made the same offence.
Thinking with heart and brain.

Don pl go back to your land

Don pl go back to your land of origin then you can park any where coz this land is not for racist like you.

I too have seem this before..

I too have seem this before.. My bike was fined at the roadside outside Chinese temple when I'm doing praying which is only once a year.. I paid the fine and forget abt it... Viewing thru the above, it really seems like there a kind of privilege to our Muslim Singaporean.. Highlight to the pm and see their reply lor... Equality is the key... Not heart or petty...

I actually also got summon

I actually also got summon outside a mosque but not during Friday prayer. I appeal also turned down. Btw, I'm a Muslim.

The above author specified a

The above author specified a is a snub.Why mosque ? Why Malay?Mosque is for Muslims regardless of specific race.Ever being to Geylang Serai market.Watch how the LTA guys ambush and summon motorbikes hastily without humanity whether it belong to the young or old people and to the middle income or lower income people who come to do marketing and the LTA guys are all Malay.Go to Sungei Rd and wonder a piece of coupon can last one whole day.Tell me who are the parking warden that patrol thru?

Think before you even want to

Think before you even want to post this up,firstly "Malay" is a race and not a religion.Muslims go to the mosque.Chinese,Indian,Eurasian and all sorts of races Muslims can go to the mosque too.

Malay can this, Chinese can

Malay can this, Chinese can that...What are you? A little boy? Stop complaining here and there. You get fined you pay. Shut up and get on with life. Why complain like a B!tch?

Not true. I parked outside

Not true. I parked outside mosque during friday prayers and was summoned $100. Appeal also turned down. Im a muslim.

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