MPP councillor takes down illegal advertisments!
The enforcement teams of Padawan Municipal Council (MPP) refused to be bothered by persistence from illegal money lender posters who advertised by putting up their adverts of fish tails, posters and banners on trees, sign boards, lamp poles and public area and has been removing them from time to time, said Councillor Wilfred Yap.
Yap who is also the SUPP Public Complaints Bureau Chief who joined the enforcement yesterday to take down such illegal advertisments in MPP area said they too took down expired advertisement banners and fishtail.
He said that despite not being able to identify the illegal loan shark groups, he had send their names and contact numbers in the advertisment to MCMC for further action to be taken.
Yap added that they have recently received a lot of complaints on illegal posters being put up irresponsible parties. Following the numerous complaints received, he had raised the matter of illegal money lender posters during the various MPP council meetings and the first thing they decided to do was to take down the advertisment. Many more need to be taken down.
Yap said he will continue to raise the issue of illegal money lender posters to the relevant authorities on the proliferation of illegal posters and banners as this is visual pollution and an eye sore. Furthermore, illegal money lender posters are against efforts by the Government to create a cleaner and greener living environment. Amongst the matters that will be brought up by Cr Wilfred Yap would be for violators who put up illegal posters and banners pay for the removal costs, to prosecute violators to the full extent of the law to serve as deterrence and for an amendment to relevant laws to increase the penalty for offenders.
He also requested the Enforcement Team of MPP to ensure that in future, MPP enforcement staff shall increase the frequency of patrol and inspection of all public roads and housing estates in the MPP area and ensure that illegal posters, banners and fishtails continue to be taken down on a regular basis.
SUPP Public Complaints Bureau will continue to highlight and try to resolve issues of public interest affecting the community and is always ready to lend a helping hand to the anyone facing problems or who come across problems of public interest but does not know how to deal with it. Anyone requiring assistance can always call SUPP Public Complaint’s mobile number at 016-7797688 or 082-246999 or go direct to SUPP Head Office to request for assistance.
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