MBPJ to Take Stern Action Against Drain Closures Without Permission


PETALING JAYA, July 20: Stern action will be taken against owners of premises who cover drains without permission from the Petaling Jaya CIty Council (MBPJ).

This is because covering up the drains cause water on the surface to be unable to flow into drains thus resulting in flooding and damages roads.

MBPJ Engineering Director, Ismail Shafie said that the MBPJ enforcement division have often been issuing warnings and notices; however, there are still owners who stubbornly do not follow orders.

He said, covering up drains without permission also makes it difficult for maintenance works.

According to him, covering up drains without permission is wrong and contrary to Act 133 (Road, Drains and Building Act 1974, Section 46 (1) (B).

“Offenders can be fined not more than RM500 for the first offence and shall be liable to a fine of not more than RM1,000 for subsequent offences,” he said in a press conference at the MBPJ Headquarters.

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