by Rosli Mansor
The implementation of parking charges every day, including public holidays and Sundays as implemented by the Batu Gajah District Council (MDBG), is subject to the local authorities (PBT) in their respective districts in the state.
State Housing and Local Government Committee chairman, Sandrea Ng Shy Ching said, previously the coordination and standardisation of parking charges only involved payment through the Park@Perak smart application.
“But if it’s at the district level because each one has Bylaws, that matter (parking charges at MDBG) may need to be reviewed again.
“Because so far the usual thing we know is only for working days until Saturday, in general each Council has the autonomous power to make rules that do not need to be uniform in all districts, but whatever, I have to check first,” she said.
Sandrea Ng said this in response to a reporter’s question about the grievances of the public who dispute the propriety of parking charges at MDBG every day, including public holidays and Sundays from 8am to 5pm.
She was met by reporters at a press conference after officiating the opening of the Grab Driver Centre at Aeon Falim recently.
Meanwhile, when asked about the enforcement of PBT regarding the tire lock law in this state, she explained that the matter will be looked at carefully and revised.
“It is understood that there is room for controversy because PBT ‘outsources’ enforcement to private companies, so there is a dispute there when it is delegated to the private sector to do enforcement.
“But we take note of the court’s decision so we can review whether there are such cases that may cause issues,” she said.
Previously, the media reported that the Kota Bharu Municipal Council (MPKB) immediately postponed the action of locking the tires of vehicles parked in the parking lot of the administrative area of the PBT.
The decision was made in accordance with the decision of the Court of Appeal in Putrajaya which unanimously ruled that the MPKB tire lock law is invalid because it contradicts (ultra-vires) the Road Transport Act (Act 333).