DBKL cracks down on companies displaying illegal ads

Mohd-Amin-Nordin-Abd-Aziz-dbkl-illegal-adsKUALA LUMPUR: Starting early next year, the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) will revoke the business licences of companies that display advertisements on lamp posts and traffic lights.

Kuala Lumpur mayor Mohd Amin Nordin Abd Aziz said if the company was found to have violated the directive, DBKL would issue a show-cause letter and revoke the licence immediately.

“Each day, hundreds of illegal posters and commercial advertisements such as loan sharks’ advertisements are hung and displayed everywhere, and this really spoils the view and image of Kuala Lumpur.

“In other countries such as China and Thailand, there is no such problem,” he told a press conference at the launch of DBKL’s new Rover Team initiative, here, today.

He said due to the companies’ stubborn attitude, DBKL had to spend up to RM3 million last year to remove illegal advertisements.

“After this, there’ll be no compromises, whether it’s a big company or small,” he said.

About the DBKL Rover team, Amin said the special team, comprising members of the DBKL traffic teams, would be assigned to disperse traffic in the main areas of the federal capital, namely Bukit Bintang, Masjid India, Chow Kit and Brickfields.

“Each team comprises two traffic personnel on motorcycles, who will control traffic movement on the roads, especially at peak hours, in the four areas.

“The teams will also take action against motorists who stop their vehicles and wait during peak hours on bus lanes or on restricted zones by the roadside,” he said.

He said if the driver did not move the vehicle, DBKL would tow it away.