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Published: Monday July 7, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Monday July 7, 2014 MYT 10:48:37 AM

War on illegal bunting

The combined residents-MPS groups taking down pieces of advertisements and illegal bunting in the housing estate.

The combined residents-MPS groups taking down pieces of advertisements and illegal bunting in the housing estate.

Several roads in Bandar Country Homes in Rawang got a pre-Ramadan clean-up recently, as local residents associations and Selayang Municipal Council (MPS) enforcement personnel got together to take down illegal bunting in the area.

The clean-up started at 8.30am at the new Bandar Country homes police station along Jalan Desa Jaya, with the MPS enforcement personnel briefing the 30 residents on how to remove the buntings and distributing some tools for the job.

The 30 residents and MPS personnel were divided into two groups to take on both council and Public Works Department (JKR) roads.

MPS councillor for Bandar Country Homes, G. Gunaraj said the clean-up lasted for three hours, and was focused on buntings and other illegal advertisements such as those posted or nailed on trees and lamp-posts.

The group did not have scrapers and solvents to take pasted bills off surfaces.

All in all, the two combined residents-MPS groups took down over 500 pieces of advertisments and illegal buntings, and passed on some of the numbers pasted to the MPS enforcement officers for further action.
The clean- up focused on advertisements and illegal bunting posted or nailed on trees, signboards and lampposts.

“We are trying to schedule another day to clean-up the other roads, especially the roads near D’Palma apartments and Aeon Anggun Rawang,” said Gunaraj.

The two groups collected over 500 pieces, and passed them to the MPS personnel to be disposed.

Additionally, he added that he had spoken to MPS council president Mohd Azizi Mohd Zain about the problem.

“We are also looking into the possibility of the council instructing the day-to-day cleaning contractor for this area to help remove the banners whenever they see them while cleaning up the roads,” the councillor added.

MPS enforcement personnel were also seen taking pictures of the illegal ads, and said they would be forwarding the pictures and details of the company to MPS Legal Department for further action.

Local resident Raymond John said he was glad to have participated in the clean-up.

“It was good to do something about the illegal advertisements and posters, as they were just getting too much, all over the area,” said Raymond after the clean-up.

Tags / Keywords: Environment, Central Region, Family & Community, Bandar Country Homes; illegal buntings; Selayang Municipal Council

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