Published: Thursday September 27, 2012 MYT 10:06:00 PM
Updated: Thursday September 27, 2012 MYT 10:07:26 PM
Mayor: City folks’ attitude hampering efforts to make KL world class
KUALA LUMPUR: Government efforts to make Kuala Lumpur a world-class city has been affected by the attitude of city folks who take the law lightly.
Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) had issued 665,708 notices for offences committed from January to August and 90% were traffic violation.
Kuala Lumpur mayor Datuk Ahmad Phesal Talib said DBKL collected RM881,820 from 5,038 motorists in the form of towing and storage charges for obstructing traffic.
"We also collected RM114,487 from those who litter, issued 1,613 notices to the public for spitting and collected compound amounting RM78,600" he said at the parade to mark 43rd Enforcement Day at Tasik Titiwangsa here, Thursday.
Phesal directed the Enforcement Department to overcome the problem by educating and inculcating a culture of respecting the law among city folks.
He urged enforcement officers to practice six principles namely fast, precise, integrity, increase productivity, creativity and innovation.
"Being the largest number of staff in the frontline, you are the eyes and ears of DBKL. Problems and deficiencies must be addressed fast for the satisfaction of city folks," he added.
A total of 26 enforcement officers received various medal from DBKL for their commitment and excellence.- Bernama