SIBU: Motorists who park their vehicles illegally at the Central Market parking complex here risk having their wheels clamped starting today.
Sibu Municipal Council (SMC) chairman Clarence Ting said the council has equipped itself with 10 clamps for this purpose.
“We have announced the move on our Facebook page.
“We want people to be aware of the consequences if they park illegally, ” he said.
Ting said the council would only clamp vehicles parked illegally for two nights and more.
“The owners or drivers of these vehicles have to contact our officers or security guards at the first floor of the complex to remove the clamps.
“There will not be any penalty imposed on the owner or driver, ” he added.
However, he warned those who damaged or removed the clamps that action would be taken against them.
“They have to pay to replace it, ” said Ting.
He said other incidental expenses such as legal cost might also be included to ensure compliance with the Multi-storey Carpark Rules and Regulations.
On Covid-19, where the state is facing a second wave, Ting reminded the residents to be aware of their surroundings and take safety measures.
“We have to bear in mind that the standard operating procedure (SOP) must be adhered to for our safety.
“We must not let our guard down and take this situation lightly, ” he said.
Ting urged the residents to wear face masks in public places.
“Business owners must also ensure they follow the SOP such as recording temperature of customers and recording their particulars, ” he said.
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