Surge in illegal moneylender buntings


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  • Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014

OF late I notice that in Kota Kemuning, Shah Alam where I live, there has been a sudden surge in illegal moneylender buntings, posters and notices stuck on just about any public amenity. It also appears to be a persistent problem in other towns and cities nationwide.

The wanton defacement of public property would have elicited severe corporal punishment in a neighbouring country.

However, our local authorities seem unable or unwilling to take any action against the culprits who can be easily traced to the phone number advertised.

Given that the culprits can be clearly identified, would it not be a simple act for the local authorities to report the numbers to the necessary telco authority to have the advertised numbers deactivated, and the offenders taken to court?

The lack of action by the authorities only seems to embolden the offenders who see no obstacles in papering over any open surface to advertise their services.

Not only are these acts of vandalism causing inconvenience to the public as road names and signs are obliterated, but they are a real safety concern as motorists may not be able to read crucial traffic directions. Please do something.

CONCERNED GEORGE

Shah Alam

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