MBJB converts vehicle to store tools for operations


Handy tools: Abdul Rahman (left) trying one of the tools from the Mobile Tools Van (MTV) at the officiating ceremony of the council’s first MTV at the MBJB building.

JOHOR BARU: The Johor Baru City Council (MBJB) has decided to use confiscated items and also reutilised their existing van in making their first Mobile Tools Van (MTV).

The MTV which cost them about RM5,000 was invented to better improve their work productivity in running enforcement operations within their jurisdiction.

MBJB mayor Datuk Abdul Rahman Mohamed Dewam said that the multi-purpose van was invented using the council’s existing van and also the seized items, which have been disposed to save cost.

“The idea came out after our enforcement officers had to face difficulties in running the operations as most of our tools were located at different units according to their purposes.

“By having this MTV, we hope that it would be fully utilised by our enforcement officers from all departments as it will also contribute in cost saving and also time saving during the operations,” he said.

Abdul Rahman also said that the van concept was derived from the 5S principles of “Sapu, Sisih, Susun, Seragam dan Sentiasa Amal” to ensure that the tools were placed systematically.

“With only one vehicle needed for all purposes, it surely contributed in saving the cost and by using the 5S principles, it would be handy for all enforcement officers to relocate the tools needed at any time.

“The main function for this van is for us to provide most tools needed by our enforcement officers to carry out operations without hassle and to better place our tools in one place,” he added.

Among the tools available in the van include portable generator, vice cutter, hammer, saw and other related tools needed for carrying out operations.

In a separate matter, he also said that for any non-governmental organisation or associations which want to organise any event in the state, they need to be more alert with the sensitivity of the society.

Abdul Rahman said this with regard to the belly dancing at Jalan Tan Hiok Nee videos, which has gone viral in the social media recently.

“The belly dancing is not an appropriate dance to be held publicly as it does affect the sensitivity of the people and we hope that any arts and cultural events to be held here should be more proper and decent for all age categories.

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