Perakeans will enjoy a 70-percent discount off for their compounds issued by any local authority within Perak. The discount is effective from May 28 till June 28.
“Many expected us to cancel all compounds issued. However, after considering the pros and cons, it’s quite impossible to do so. After today’s meeting with Ipoh City mayor and municipal council presidents, we’ve decided to give a generous discount instead,” said Yong Choo Kiong, Executive Councillor for Housing and Local Government, Public Transport, Non-Muslim Affairs and New Villages.
Rural folks, Yong added, would be given special discounted rates. An announcement will be made soon. Rent of billboards and signboards will be accorded a 50-percent deduction forthwith. However, no discounts are given for advertisement and commercial billboards.
In his maiden press conference Yong intimated that parking coupons issued by local authorities in Perak will be standardised to simplify usage. Thus, coupons purchased in Ipoh can be used in other parts of the state. This will be effective beginning January 1, 2019.
On another matter, new city councillors will be nominated after June 25. Pakatan Harapan’s parties will submit their candidates for consideration. They have from May 25 until June 25 to finalise the list.
“Local council elections is part of Pakatan Harapan manifesto. However, there are many things that need to be considered before implementing such elections. Our immediate goal is to serve and fulfil all of our election promises within the 5-year period,” said Yong.