NEED FOR GREATER DETERRENCE

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A RES­I­DENT of Meru in Ipoh, who wished to be known only as Josh, is un­happy about ban­ners and buntings that have been put up il­le­gally as they are an eye­sore.

“Most of the ban­ners and buntings are put up on lamp posts, trees and pub­lic phone booths,” he said.

“Even if they are re­moved by the au­thor­i­ties, the ban­ners are re­placed the next day by the cul­prits. I hope the au­thor­i­ties can im­pose de­ter­rent pun­ish­ments on the of­fend­ers.”

He said he hoped that the prob­lem could be dealt with as the state was ex­pect­ing more tourists in con­junc­tion with Visit Perak Year 2017.

“They are here to en­joy the beau­ti­ful scener­ies and his­tor­i­cal places that the state has to of­fer, not the un­sightly view.

“I hope the au­thor­i­ties will ad­dress the il­le­gal ad­ver­tise­ment is­sue im­me­di­ately.”

PIC BY L. MANIMARAN

Ipoh City Coun­cil Li­cens­ing and En­force­ment De­part­ment of­fi­cers re­mov­ing il­le­gal ban­ners and buntings in Sun­gai Se­nam.

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