KUALA Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) enforcement officers need to execute their responsibilities with professionalism and expertise, says mayor Datuk Seri Mahadi Che Ngah.
The duties of enforcement officers, he said, had become more challenging in the era of borderless information due to the rapid spread of visuals and videos that required immediate attention.
“Officers must use insight and understanding, at the same time using the provisions of the law when on the ground.
“I hope every aspect of enforcement work and assignments are given priority with every action implemented with integrity, efficiency and speed,” Mahadi said in his speech at the 53rd DBKL Enforcement Day celebration in Cheras.
Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim, who was also present, advised officers to engage stakeholders besides carrying out enforcement.
“DBKL’s Enforcement Department should provide the best and quality services in order to be an example to others.
“Our actions must be swift, accurate and effective besides meeting the expectations of the public,” he said.
Shahidan added that as the country’s largest local authority enforcement team, the department must uphold commitment and transparency in carrying out assigned tasks.
The event also celebrated the achievements of DBKL staff with 37 officers receiving commendations and medals.
Originally conceived as a Demolition Squad in 1969 with only eight members, the Enforcement Department’s initial function was to demolish squatter houses in Kuala Lumpur.
Today, the department has 1,725 personnel. – By SHALINI RAVINDRAN