NEED FOR GREATER DETERRENCE
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.”
Ipoh City Council Licensing and Enforcement Department officers removing illegal banners and buntings in Sungai Senam.