Presence of tow trucks to deter illegal parking


Khalid (second from right) observing a basket-weaving demonstration at Borneo Fest 2019 at Suria KLCC, Kuala Lumpur. — SHAARI CHE MAT/The Star

KUALA Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) tow trucks have been placed at illegal parking hotspots in the city to remind motorists to not violate parking laws, Federal Territories Minister Khalid Abdul Samad said.

He said this was one of the measures taken by DBKL to combat the issue of double parking in Kuala Lumpur.

“DBKL has placed tow trucks in all the hotspots to ensure that motorists notice their presence, and that errant owners’ vehicles will be towed away if parked improperly,” he said after the launch of International Borneo Fest 2019 at Suria KLCC, Kuala Lumpur.

Asked if clamping is still practised by City Hall, Khalid said it was not a preferred way to tackle parking problems.

“Clamping is still on. We terminated the privatisation of clamping because when a private company does it, it is motivated by profit. They would use the slightest excuse to clamp a car.

“We just want to make sure people follow the law and do not create problems for others.”

It was previously reported that DBKL preferred towing illegally parked vehicles as clamping does not solve the problem of blocked vehicles.

Meanwhile, the third International Borneo Fest 2019 organised by Suria KLCC and the Association of Sabah and Sarawak Heritage of Kuala Lumpur and Selangor ends today.

The main highlights of the event are the Designers Award and the Miss and Mr Ambassador 2019 pageant.

For the first time, visitors up for a challenge can participate in the sago worm-eating challenge.

Also known as “Butod” among locals in Borneo, the worm is considered a delicacy and a major source of income for the region’s rural communities.


   

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