KK City Hall launches Ops Tunda to remove abandoned vehicles

KOTA KINABALU: Abandoned vehicles in public areas of the city will be towed under a Kota Kinabalu City Hall (DBKK) special operation dubbed Ops Tunda.

DBKK said in a statement on Tuesday (May 28) that long-abandoned vehicles in housing and industrial areas, among others, would be targeted.

Its Enforcement Department would also identify the vehicle owners and issue compound notices to them under the Anti-Litter By-Laws 1984 (Amendment 2005) if they failed to cooperate, it added.

DBKK said the owners could face up to RM500 in fines or, if taken to court, face a maximum penalty of RM10,000 upon conviction in addition to any costs incurred.

It urged the public not to abandon vehicles by the roadside or pavement as they posed a traffic hazard and safety risk.

"Ops Tunda is being carried out to improve safety and order while also ensuring cleanliness in the city's public spaces," the statement read.

The Enforcement Department may be reached at 088-527800 for further information.

A total of 83 abandoned vehicles have been towed since 2020 after DBKK issued a cumulative 1,038 notices to their owners.

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