THE public has been urged to assist the Ipoh City Council in removing illegal advertisements in residential areas.
Ipoh mayor Datuk Zamri Man said the illegal advertisements, including banners and bunting, were an eyesore and hoped that residents could help remove these from lamp posts, trees and other public property.
“They can help maintain our status as the cleanest city in the country.
“We also welcome information about the location of the illegal advertisements and also the vehicle registration numbers used by the individuals seen putting up the advertisements so we can take the necessary action,” he said after visiting Bercham and Klebang to check on the issue.
Zamri said the city council removed some 84,645 illegal banners and bunting between January and September.
“A majority of the illegal banners and bunting were placed by loan sharks, which was about 66,911.
“The others were advertisement for properties and other products,” he said, adding that about 2,000 loan shark advertisements were removed by the council’s enforcement unit in just two days.
He said the removal of these advertisements was an ongoing effort, conducted by 15 enforcement personnel from the council’s Licensing and Enforcement Advertisement Unit.
“Those found putting up these items will be issued a compound of up to RM250.
“As of September, we have issued 1,468 compounds worth RM274,215.
“The issuance of compound was a last resort after our advice to them went unheeded,” he said.
To lodge a complaint, call 05-255 1515, send a message via WhatsApp to 019-550 3083 or email email@example.com
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