Shopowners urge MPK to haul up those repeatedly putting up illegal posters

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  • Monday, 25 May 2015

1 The owners of the shophouses in this century-old street in Klang have given their premises a fresh coat of paint. Sadly, the effort seems wasted as cleanliness in the area has gone from bad to worse.2 The pavement outside Jalan Batu Tiga shophouses are filthy.

PROPERTY owners in Jalan Batu Tiga, Klang, want the local council to remove posters pasted illegally on pillars and walls of five-foot ways.

They are frustrated to see all kinds of posters stuck on their buildings, especially those that had just been given a fresh coat of paint.

They said the Klang Municipal Council (MPK) should stop those who pasted the posters from spoiling the image of the area.

StarMetro reported last week that Jalan Batu Tiga, a century-old street in Klang, had come to life after some of the property owners painted their premises in vibrant colours.

The news report highlighted that the pre-war buildings had been painted red, yellow, green and blue.

The owners’ efforts have created a positive impact on the street in the royal town, including attracting treasure hunt organisers outside of Klang.

Sadly, the effort seems wasted, no thanks to the lack of cleanliness on the streets.

C.Y. Gan said shopowners in the area would often find illegal posters and banners appearing on the walls, overnight.

“We see new posters stuck on the walls when we go to work in the morning.

“There are all kinds of posters, not just by moneylenders but also for concerts, talks and seminars,” said Gan.

Another owner, who declined to be named, said they spent a lot of time removing the stickers from the walls.

“But the glue from the stickers leave ugly marks and there is nothing we can do about it,” he said.

Salesman James Gopi, who worked at a car showroom nearby, said the council should take action against the culprits.

“I do not understand why it is difficult for the council to nab them, especially when their telephone numbers are clearly displayed on the posters,” he said.

Another building owner, Benny Lim, said the standard of street cleanliness of the streets in Jalan Batu Tiga had gone from bad to worse.

He said the cleaners were not cleaning regularly and piles of rubbish could be seen all over the place.

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