KUANTAN: Twenty-five business premises owners were each fined RM250 for failing to use Jawi writing on their business signboards.
Kuantan Municipal Council (MPK) corporate and public relations head Norkamawati Kamal said the compounds were imposed on premises located around the town, Batu 3 industrial area and Padang Lalang here.
“The compounds were imposed on those who ignored the directive on the use of Jawi script that was enforced on Jan 1, it is hoped that with this stern action the premises owners will take heed of the regulation.
“A reasonable period of time has been given to include the Jawi writing to their signage. In fact, they were given one year to do it, ” she said.
Norkamawati said among excuses given for failing to comply with the directive were too short notice and delay in receiving the finished artwork.
The penalised owners have been given a three-month period to include the jawi script on their business signboards or they may face sterner action, she added.
“All business premises owners are urged to cooperate and should they continue to ignore the directive, they will not only be fined but their business licences may also be revoked, ” she said.
The regulation to use Jawi writing on business signboards in Pahang was enforced on Jan 1. The earlier directive was pushed to June 2019 and later extended to Dec 31 last year. – Bernama
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