Be more responsible, vehicle owners told

SIBU: Sibu Municipal Council is up in arms over people who abandon their unwanted vehicles at public places.

Chairman Datuk Tiong Thai King said at its meeting yesterday that the council had received numerous complaints from the public regarding the nuisance caused by abandoned vehicles.

“Most of the complaints are about the depositing of abandoned vehicles at public spaces. Such irresponsible actions have caused a nuisance to the public in terms of obstruction and also safety and health hazards,” he said.

Tiong warned that once they received such complaints, the council would identify the owner and give him/her seven days to remove the abandoned vehicles.

The council could also compound the owner under the Local Authorities (Cleanliness) By Laws 1999.

“If the owners could not be identified or traced, the council will attach the same notice onto the abandoned vehicles to require the owner to remove them,” he said.

He stated that the council would remove the abandoned vehicles if the vehicles remained after the expiry of the notices.

“Any such abandoned vehicles removed shall be disposed of if nobody comes forward to claim them at a cost,” he said.

Separately, Tiong would like to inform the public that the council had stopped collecting bill payment for Telekom Malaysia with effect from this month.

This is because Telekom Malaysia had written to the council to terminate the payment collection at its customer service counter at Level 21 of Wisma Sanyan.

Similarly, collection of SMC assessment bills at all TM Point has also stopped.

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