MPT Implements myPATIL to Combat Unlicensed Business Issues

By: Aida Aziz

In a follow up to our previous story.

TAIPING: The Taiping Municipal Council (MPT) will implement the Digital Premises License (myPATIL) starting in July, with an initial target of 7,000 licensed business premises.

Its Chairman, Khairul Amir Mohamad Zubir, stated that the implementation of this system will be carried out in stages within the MPT’s operational area.

He explained that myPATIL is Malaysia’s first digital premises license based on smart Internet of Things (IoT) technology.

“It replaces the conventional method of paper-based licenses and existing license boards in all licensed business premises.

“With the implementation of myPATIL, it is believed to have a positive impact among traders.

“For instance, it facilitates the process of license renewal and other business transactions by simply using the application on smartphones,” he said.

He made these remarks to the press after chairing the Fourth Full Council Meeting at the Taiping Municipal Building on Tuesday.

Khairul Amir stated that the application indirectly speeds up the license renewal process without the need to visit the MPT counters.

Furthermore, he mentioned that it is also an effort to combat issues of license forgery, license duplication, and rampant unlicensed business activities.

“For the initial implementation of myPATIL, an installation fee of RM10 and a service fee of RM40 for one year will be charged.

“Enforcement officers will accompany the appointed company for the installation of the equipment, and the payment does not need to be made on-site but can be done online,” he added.

He further emphasized that myPATIL is an initiative of the state government under the Perak Sejahtera 2030 plan and one of the focuses of the state government for 2023 in terms of digital initiatives and infrastructure.

In separate developments, he mentioned that a total of 20 stray livestock animals were captured from January to May.

“Ten cows, four buffaloes, and six goats were captured, resulting in a total claim amount of RM32,650 from the livestock owners.

“The proceeds from the auction of the captured livestock amounted to RM9,350, bringing the total claim and auction amount to RM42,000,” he said.

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