Touts in total disregard

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  • Wednesday, 08 Aug 2012

Full swing: Illegal parking operators still at work in Lorong Chan Ah Tong field.

DESPITE highlighting their illegal activities on Monday, touts are still operating at the Lorong Chan Ah Tong field in Little India, Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur, under the very noses of Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) enforcement officers.

This is due to the fact that no one wants to take responsibility for the land where the illegal activity is being carried out.

When contacted, DBKL enforcement director Mohd Sauffi Mohammad said the field did not come under their jurisdiction.

In June, Federal Territories and Urban Wellbeing Minister Datuk Raja Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abidin had said the Chan Ah Tong field had been given to Malaysian Resources Corp Bhd (MRCB) as part of a privatisation exchange plan.

However, when contacted, MRCB spokesperson Mohaini Mohd Yusof said the company did not have jurisdiction over the land as yet but had heard about the illegal operators.

The field was turned into a temporary carpark to provide much-needed relief to residents and the business community in the area. Last week, about 70 free parking bays were hijacked by a group of people who charged the public for parking.

They have also set up a car wash facility at the site.

The free parking lot for the Brickfields community was opened by deputy Federal Territories and Urban Wellbeing Minister Datuk M. Saravanan on March 15.

The angry public alerted StarMetro about the illegal operator.

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