Nine abandoned vehicles in parking lots towed away

Ong (light blue T-shirt) observing MBPP enforcement officers placing notices on an abandoned car near Suria Mutiara apartments in Jelutong, Penang.

SOME of the cars were all banged up. Their tyres were completely flat and some even had weeds growing out of them. They had been parked in Jelutong, Penang, for months.

Nine abandoned vehicles near Suria Mutiara apartments in Jelutong were towed away by the Penang Island City Council (MBPP) after occupying public parking lots for a long time.

Batu Lanchang assemblyman Ong Ah Teong said he followed several MBPP enforcement officers to check on complaints from residents in Suria Mutiara apartments about abandoned cars in the area.

“We understand that these abandoned cars in the parking lots had caused problems for locals who needed to park their own vehicles.

“There were 10 abandoned vehicles when we visited the site and all of them were old with road tax discs that expired a long time ago.

“MBPP has issued 24-hour notices for the abandoned vehicles parked at dangerous spots and a three-day notice for those hogging parking lots.

“As there was no action taken by the vehicle owners, so MBPP towed nine abandoned vehicles to the MBPP towing depot in Jalan Timah, ” he said.

Ong said if the owners are still not bothered about their vehicles after six months, they would be disposed off as scrap.

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