Penang city council going after illegal homestay operators


Clear message: A signboard erected at Birch The Plaza Condominium in Datuk Keramat Road, Penang, says it all on the unlicensed homestay.

GEORGE TOWN: The Penang Island City Council (MBPP) has continued its efforts in weeding out illegal and unlicensed lodging houses.

In its recent check by officers the council’s Commissioner of Buildings (COB), as well as two MBPP departments – Licensing Department and Building Department – three unit owners in Birch The Plaza Condominium in Datuk Keramat Road were fined RM250 each for operating a business without licence.

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