KUALA LUMPUR: Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) enforcement officers have been advised to be prudent and use appropriate but effective methods as well as engage stakeholders in implementing enforcement.
Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Dr. Shahidan Kassim (pic) said he was issuing the reminder since every enforcement action by DBKL was being monitored and often used as examples, especially by other local authorities
"Because of this, DBKL's Enforcement Department should provide the best and quality services in order to be an example to other parties.
"Our actions must be swift, accurate and effective besides meeting the expectations of city residents.
"As the country's largest local authority enforcement team, those working in the Enforcement Division must always improve their commitment and transparency in carrying out their assigned tasks because the department plays an important role in ensuring safety and peace in the country are safeguarded and guaranteed," he said.
He said this when delivering his address in conjunction with the 53rd DBKL Enforcement Day celebration here on Thursday (Sept 29).
Also present were Deputy Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Jalaluddin Alias and Kuala Lumpur mayor Datuk Seri Mahadi Che Ngah.
The DBKL Enforcement Day celebration is held in recognition of those working in the enforcement department to appreciate their contributions and commitment to implementing enforcement in the city since 53 years ago.
Meanwhile, Mahadi, in his speech, said the era of borderless information, with the rapid spread of images and video recordings, meant enforcement tasks now faced challenges that required professionalism, expertise and wisdom when implementing actions that were accurate and quick based on the provisions of the law.
"It is important that every enforcement officer uses the best approach when dealing with enforcement issues involving city folks.
"It is my great hope that every aspect of enforcement work and assignment is given priority, as well as every action is implemented with integrity, efficiency and speed," he said.
At the event, 37 officers and staff including from departments within DBKL were awarded various medals in recognition of their excellent work performance and cooperation between departments. - Bernama