City coun­cil dis­pels claims that it can’t is­sue sum­monses

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GE­ORGE TOWN: The Pe­nang Is­land City Coun­cil has dis­missed claims on so­cial me­dia that it has no right to is­sue mo­tor ve­hi­cle of­fences com­pound.

In a state­ment is­sued yes­ter­day, the coun­cil said the mag­is­trate’s court de­ci­sion to ac­quit for­mer PKR Batu Uban assem­bly­man V.S. Raveen­tha­ran for il­le­gally park­ing his car three years ago was not re­lated to any other coun­cil’s com­pound.

“All cases have dif­fer­ent mer­its and facts.

“The court’s de­ci­sion does not in­flu­ence other mo­tor ve­hi­cle of­fences com­pound is­sued by the coun­cil,” it said.

The coun­cil said that it would ap­peal the court’s de­ci­sion.

The coun­cil fur­ther added that all no­tices (com­pounds) is­sued un­der MPPP’s Road Trans­port Or­der (mo­torised ve­hi­cle park­ing) 2014 still stood.

“En­force­ment and pros­e­cu­tion will be car­ried out if mo­torists fail to pay the com­pound.”

Yes­ter­day, the mag­is­trate’s court here ac­quit­ted Raveen­tha­ran af­ter it found that the coun­cil mo­tor ve­hi­cle of­fences com­pound is­sued to him for il­le­gally park­ing his car three years ago was in­valid.

All cases have dif­fer­ent mer­its and facts. The court’s de­ci­sion does not in­flu­ence other mo­tor ve­hi­cle of­fences com­pound is­sued by the coun­cil. PE­NANG IS­LAND CITY COUN­CIL

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