PJ council to table full report on billboards


  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 12 Aug 2003

BY M. KRISHNAMOORTHY

PETALING JAYA: The Petaling Jaya Municipal Council, embroiled in a storm over allegations that applicants for billboard licences are required to contribute RM10,000 to its sports club, will table a full report on such advertisements and revenue at its full board meeting on Aug 30. 

The meeting would be open to the press, said MPPJ president Datuk Abdul Karim Munisar.  

“The press has misunderstood the issue of billboards. There is no abuse of billboard contributions by MPPJ,” he said. 

“At no time had the council given approval to the Sports and Culture Club for exclusive rights to approve or manage the issuing of billboard advertisements. 

“Whatever money collected is for the benefit of the people in Petaling Jaya.” 

When pressed for MPPJ’s findings on billboard contributions, he said: “Wait for the full report.” 

Abdul Karim stressed that no money from the approval of billboard licences had gone to the MPPJ sports club. 

On Aug 1, Selangor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Mohamad Khir Toyo ordered an investigation into the allegations, saying that he had received complaints on this.  

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