MPKj to launch web-based services for licence applications and renewals

Sayuthi (fourth from right) tossing yee sang with MPKj councillors after the second full board meeting for this year.

DOG owners will be able to enjoy the convenience of renewing their licences online when the Kajang Municipal Council (MPKj) Licencing and Traders Department launches its web-based services for licence applications and renewals at the council’s headquarters on March 6.

The services are also available to no-risk businesses such as insurance agencies, administration offices, shops selling consumer goods like cameras, watches, religious items, and public and private markets.

MPKj president Mohd Sayuthi Bakar said the move was in line with the council’s aim to help members of the public save time and labour through the use of technology.

He also said that the council’s enforcement division had taken note of public complaints against traders blocking parking spaces and public walkways with chairs, tables and makeshift tents in the C180 commercial area at 9th Mile Cheras.

“We have assigned officers to the area to ensure the traders are operating within their boundaries. Such patrols will be continued from time to time and expanded to other problematic locations,” said Sayuthi.

Also brought up at the full board meeting was the matter of traders operating without licences at Laman Niaga Bandar Mahkota Cheras, and MPKj assured action would be taken against them.

In a news report last year, Bandar Mahkota Cheras Commercial Centre Association vice-chairman Dr Hoo Kie Ngie said residents were fed up with the hawkers for their unhygienic practices and haphazard stall construction which made them an eyesore.

On the rubbish problem plaguing the outskirts areas of Hulu Langat, Sayuthi said the council had been providing rubbish collection services in these areas since 2016.

“The service is considered free as no assessment is collected from these areas,” he added.

The current arrangement sees the placing of a large communal bin at designated areas, and the bins are emptied on a daily basis.

At present, house-to-house rubbish collection is not possible as rubbish trucks are unable to pass through the narrow village roads.

Sayuthi urged members of the public to be mindful about tying up their rubbish bags and to ensure garbage was properly thrown into the bins provided, instead of simply dumped on the road or, tossed into the river.

He said MPKj needed cooperation from village chiefs to protect the environment.

He added that the action of one village chief who removed the rubbish bins set out by the council without prior notice, was unacceptable.

At the full board meeting, it was announced that the council would start issuing licences and permits to hut rental operators along Jalan Sungai Congkak.

Sayuthi said charges for rubbish collection and sewerage services would be introduced in stages, considering that the area had been engaged in commercial activities as a holiday spot since the 1990s.

Council members were also reminded to stick to dealing with policy matters in their daily duties and not get carried away by political agendas.

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