Sepang Municipal Council must immediately cancel all traffic summonses issued during floods


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  • Tuesday, 04 Jan 2022

SELANGOR MCA urges the Sepang Municipal Council (MPS) to immediately cancel all summonses that were issued to damaged vehicles which were parked neatly along a road shoulder opposite a workshop pending repairs.

MPS should act with common sense and discretion during times of disaster. As Sepang has been declared among the worst-hit locations by the monsoon floods, this led to many cars in addition to homes being inundated with water and mud flow, sustaining damage.

The reason cited for the offence? Illegal parking.

Will MPS also fine all homeowners who discarded their destroyed goods and left them outside their houses for the local authority’s refuse truck to dispose of?

Homeowners and car owners, especially those who did not take out insurance for floods, are already burdened with massive unforeseen expenses to repair their vehicles, rebuild and refurbish their homes.

The last thing they need is to be slapped with a summons to add to their stress. Although the fine appears reasonable at RM10, it is MPS being devoid of common sense, discretion and compassion which puts its credibility and capability in doubt.

Is MPS so starved of funds that it needs to issue summonses to owners of cars damaged by the floods?

As the Selangor state government is ruled by Pakatan Harapan, its allies i.e. the Amanah MP for Sepang Mohamed Hanipa Maidin along with the respective Pakatan assemblymen under the Sepang constituency should liaise with the state government and MPS to drop all summonses.

DATUK NG CHOK SIN

MCA Selangor state liaison committee chairman

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