Three-Month Payment Moratorium by MBI

Concerned with the hardships faced by Ipohites during the ongoing Movement Control Order (MCO) 3.0, the Ipoh City Council (MBI) is providing a three-month moratorium period starting this month of June until August 31, 2021.

According to the Mayor of Ipoh Dato’ Rumaizi Baharin, the moratorium covers temporary payment exemption for first term assessment taxes, late payment of flat rentals, renewal of business and dog licences.

“Thus, until August 31, there won’t be any enforcement actions or late payment penalties issued by the council.

“This initiative is an understanding towards citizens’ need to stay at home and to temporarily limit physical interactions, especially over-the-counter management of affairs at the MBI headquarters.”

He explained in a statement dated today (June 15).

“However, the online payment channel is still available for tenants and/or taxpayers to prevent huge arrears.

“The moratorium is also projected to aid Ipohites and small businesses heavily affected by the pandemic and lockdown, besides spurring ongoing business activities during this MCO,” Rumaizi added.

Previously, Rumaizi announced during the council’s full board meeting in May that a one-month rental exemption will be implemented for some 1,000 traders and food stall operators at Pasar Besar Ipoh (Ipoh Central Market) for the entire month of June, involving an allocation of around RM50,000.


Chris Teh


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