By Zareef Muzammil
SHAH ALAM, Jan 11 — The Klang Municipal Council (MPK) has reminded members of the public to park in designated spots in areas under its jurisdiction, so as to avoid being compounded and towed.
Its corporate communications director Norfiza Mahfiz said parking vehicles at flower gardens, open spaces, pedestrian lanes, bicycle lanes, recreational or amusement parks, and playgrounds, is prohibited.
“This prohibition extends to roundabouts, the middle boundary along the road, roadsides, road reserves, rivers, creeks, riverbanks, or any land maintained by MPK,” she said in a statement yesterday.
On Monday (January 9), it was reported that 30 vehicle owners questioned MPK’s actions after it issued RM1,000 in compounds for parking vehicles at the field at Dewan Eng Ann in Taman Eng Ann.
Explaining the matter, Norfiza said the compounds were issued in accordance with Bylaw 8(1) of the Park Bylaws (MPK) 2005, which also served as a reminder for the wider community to be more responsible.
She noted the compounds issued to the vehicle owners managed to have a positive impact on local residents in the area.
“The residents regarded the actions of owners who park their vehicles on public grounds as being irresponsible, in addition to causing potential damage to their residential grounds,” Norfiza said.
For the record, MPK issued 57 compounds over illegally-parked vehicles throughout 2022, while in 2021, 41 compounds were issued.