JOHOR BARU: The Johor Baru Central Municipal Council (MPJBT) had issued compounds and notices amounting to RM4,500 to business operators for operating without licences as well as obstructing traffic movements in their areas.
Its operations head Abdul Malik Ismail said the action was taken against them after the council received complaints from the public and tax payers on their conduct which was causing inconvenience to them.
“This is the second time that our operations code-named Ops Bersih II was conducted this year and we raided two restaurants, a budget hotel, a sundry shop and a cyber café in Taman Gaya, Taman Pelangi Indah and Taman Puteri Wangsa,” he said.
Abdul Malik said 30 enforcement officials were involved in the operations and several items were confiscated from the operators including chairs, tables and cooking utensils.
He said the seized items would be stored at the council’s centralised warehouse adding that most of the items would be auctioned if the business operators failed to settle their fines within the stipulated time as written in the notices.
Abdul Malik added that action would be taken against those operators under the Licensing of Traders, Businesses, Industries and Professions MDJBT Act 1987 and Hawkers MDJBT act 1982 for running businesses without legal permits and causing obstruction.