MBSJ officers’ powers to arrest laid out in manual

ILLEGAL dumpers and those causing obstruction in public areas can now be arrested by Subang Jaya City Council (MBSJ) enforcement officers.

Mayor Datuk Mohd Fauzi Mohd Yatim said the power to arrest with or without arrest warrants under MBSJ by-laws had been detailed in a new manual.

It also outlined the council’s powers, rights of the persons arrested and the officers’ right to defend themselves.

Mohd Fauzi said the manual was developed in cooperation with the Kuala Kubu Baru police training institute.

“MBSJ can arrest individuals who fail to show up in court after being summoned for failure to pay their compounds.

“It is hoped the manual will help enhance our enforcement operations,” he said during the city council’s full board meeting.

Separately, Mohd Fauzi said MBSJ had collected RM213.1mil in taxes as of Nov 30, which was 95% of taxes owed this year.

He added that the city council had also collected some RM51mil in tax arrears – a RM30.8mil increase compared to the same period last year.

On another matter, Mohd Fauzi said 35 trees would be planted on vacant land near Jalan BK3/1, Puchong on Jan 3.

The event in cooperation with Malaysian Institute of Planners was a continuation of the “Pledge and Plant a Tree” (Papat) programme introduced in 2008.

“Seven housing developers will take part and have made contributions totalling RM45,000 for the programme.” — By FARID WAHAB

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