It must be stressful being Mayor of KL City. If someone is not repairing your potholes, or holding a Bersih rally, they are putting up illegal advertising buntings…
Since January this year, DBKL had brought down a total of 901,878 illegal advertisements.
30 October 2015
DBKL bercadang mengenakan hukuman lebih berat termasuk sebatan kepada pelaku yang memasang iklan haram. -Datuk Bandar, Datuk Mhd Amin Nordin
DBKL are planning to impose heavier penalties including whipping to the perpetrator who set up illegal ads. -Mayor, Mayor Mhd Amin Nordin
KL mayor: Stop putting up ad buntings or I’ll have you caned
Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) has had it with the tedious battle with illegal advertisements.
It is looking into amending its by-laws to a provide more severe punishment, which includes caning the culprits.
Mayor Mhd Amin Nordin Abd Aziz said he believed that through corporal punishment (e.g. caning), it would be effective in bringing fear to the offenders.
He also suggested that caning would only be imposed on those caught putting up the illegal advertisements.
“We (DBKL) have implemented various initiatives but I see that many illegal advertisements are still being be put up. I can say that if we take down 100 illegal advertisements, 200 more will be put up.
“We need to take aggressive action against this problem and that is why, caning will be the best,” he told a press conference on the matter in Kuala Lumpur today.
Apart from caning, Mhd Amin Nordin said DBKL was also looking into increasing the fine on owners of businesses involved in illegal advertisements and the culprits putting up such advertisements, from RM2,000 to RM50,000.