PETALING JAYA: Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) has no option but to clamp cars that are indiscriminately parked in the city because the offenders are taking its compounds lightly.
Enforcement department director Mustafa Mohd Nor said 1.4 million compounds were issued yearly to traffic offenders, many of whom made no effort to settle it.
“There are more than 120,000 compounds issued a month but no one bothers to pay.
“We have no choice but to take action against these people for the benefit of the city,” he said.
He was responding to a FMT letter from reader YS Chan accusing DBKL of being draconian by towing and clamping cars in the city.
Chan said it was unacceptable for the cars to be clamped as it could cause the owners “great anxiety”.
Mustafa said DBKL did not clamp cars as it pleased.
“Clamping is part of the job to deter wrongdoers from repeating traffic offences while serving as a warning to others,” he said, in defending the move. -FMT