Planting crops not allowed in Kuala Langat’s public areas

  • Metro News
  • Wednesday, 26 Aug 2020

MPKL advises everyone to get prior permission before planting trees in public spaces. — Filepic

CULTIVATION of crops is not allowed in public areas such as road shoulders, open spaces, playing fields and buffer zones, says Kuala Langat Municipal Council (MPKL).

In a statement, MPKL president Mohamad Zain A. Hamid said planting trees in public spaces that could cause disturbance and discomfort to neighbours was against the law.

Those found guilty could be fined up to RM2,000, jailed not more than a year, or both.

“We have received complaints about people planting sugar cane, lemongrass and vegetables in public spaces, which was not welcomed by residents in the area.

“Such activities may potentially limit an area’s intended use, damage the soil structure, obstruct road users’ view and make it a dumping ground,” he said.

Zain said those wanting to change the original landscape must seek approval from the council’s Landscape Department.

“All applications will be subject to the standard operating procedures,” he added.

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