By Luqman Hakim
Ipoh City Council collected RM31.9 million from assessment tax for the Year 2019.
Council Secretary, Mohd Zakuan Zakaria said the amount was paid by 129,702 ratepayers who settled their annual assessment tax in one payment not twice, as is usually practised.
“It’s a positive sign. Residents are responding well to the council’s initiative. The lucky draw is a huge attraction,” he said in his speech during a prize-giving ceremony held at the Council foyer on Friday, April 12.
According to Zakuan, 230 lucky numbers were picked in a pre-draw on March 27 to determine the eventual winners.
“This year a Proton Saga 1.3 MT is up for grabs. This is besides the motorcycles, smartphones, bicycles, electrical items and others,” he added.
The car was won by Yeoh Teik Guan, a teacher with SMK Sri Keledang.
“I’m surprised to be picked as the major winner. I’m very grateful to Ipoh City Council for organising the draw,” she said.
Yeoh hoped ratepayers would continue paying their dues in time and in one lump sum each year.