MUCH has been said about illegal advertisements with mobile numbers pasted on almost all public property, especially in Kuala Lumpur, but little has been done to stop this menace.
If there are no by-laws to punish those defacing public property, it is high time local authorities enact such by-laws to stop this eyesore.
Although the culprits are those who actually pasted these illegal posters, buntings or banners, the owners of the ads who directed these people to put them up are equally culpable.
With the help of the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission and the telcos, the owners of these ads can be identified and punished with hefty compounds.
By doing this, the owners will think twice before hiring runners to paste illegal ads all over the city.
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