MPK offices closed, skeletal team for emergencies only

Ratepayers are advised to use the ATM or MPK’s online services to pay their assessment bills.

KLANG Municipal Council (MPK) has closed its headquarters in Jalan Perbandaran and its branch office in Jalan Tengku Kelana until Feb 4.

MPK Corporate Communications Department director Norfiza Mahfiz said the offices were closed in accordance with the movement control order and based on risk assessment as daily Covid-19 cases were still on the rise.

“Our council staff have been told to work from home, ” she said.

It is learnt that 75% of MPK’s 1,600 full-time and contract staff are working from home.

“Employees who work from home are considered to be on standby and are not allowed to travel to neighbouring districts, ” said Norfiza.

She said that crucial council departments would continue operations but with a skeletal crew.

“The staff in the office are from our Enforcement, Health and Environment, Licensing and Hawkers, Finance, Environmental Services, Information Technology, Human Resources, Engineering and Corporate Communications departments as well as the wet market unit to respond to enquiries, ” she elaborated.

She advised ratepayers to use the ATM or MPK’s online services to pay assessment bills.

Others can call the council’s hotline at 1-800-88-23826 between 8am and 5pm.

“We will remain operational with a small number of employees.

“There will be strict precautionary measures taken for the safety of ratepayers and employees, ” said Norfiza.

“The 24-hour operations room will be open for emergency purposes such as natural disasters or repairs to damaged infrastructure.”

She said that all MPK-owned public facilities such as halls, sports venues, kiosks, swimming pool and public toilets would be closed until further advice from the Selangor Health Department.

“Gatherings at recreational parks and public gardens in neighbourhoods for various types of activities, including sports, religious, social, cultural and business, are not allowed.

“We have cancelled all bookings for such activities with immediate effect, ” she said.

She further said that open-air markets — morning, night and farmers’ — had been ordered to close as well.

“Eateries in the municipality have been reminded to adhere to the restriction order.

“Standard operating procedures still apply, where dine-in is not allowed, while takeaway, delivery and drive-through are permitted until 10pm, ” she added.

Norfiza warned traders that MPK health inspectors and enforcement officers would conduct spot checks.

To contact the operations room, call 03-3370 1095.

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