NEW PARK­ING FEE POL­ICY IRKS VIS­I­TORS

New Straits Times - - News -

VIS­I­TORS to Teluk Chempedak in Kuantan are not happy to learn that the pub­lic park­ing area at the scenic tourist spot is no longer free for those with Kuantan Mu­nic­i­pal Coun­cil (MPK) monthly and yearly park­ing passes.

A fre­quent beach-goer, who wanted to be known only as Aisyah, said she was shocked when she was charged RM2.10 for park­ing her car at the Teluk Chempedak pub­lic park­ing area.

“Pre­vi­ously, I did not have to pay for park­ing as I had the MPK monthly park­ing pass. Then, I saw the no­tice at the en­trance to the park­ing area stat­ing the new park­ing rates,” she said yes­ter­day.

Alim Badri Hisham, 56, hoped that MPK would re­scind the new pol­icy and re­in­state the old park­ing pay­ment sys­tem.

“The pay­ment (for MPK yearly or monthly sticker and park­ing space) was in­tro­duced by MPK. It is like be­ing charged twice for park­ing.”

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A spokesman for MPK said the new pay­ment sys­tem was im­ple­mented on July 1 and that an­nounce­ments had been made about it.

“Pre­vi­ously, even those with MPK park­ing stick­ers were re­quired to pay, but we ex­empted them (from pay­ing).

“How­ever, (since July 1), a new sys­tem has been put in place that is ap­pli­ca­ble to all Teluk Chempedak vis­i­tors who use the park­ing area (re­gard­less of whether they have the yearly or monthly MPK park­ing passes),” he said.

The hold­ers of MPK yearly and monthly park­ing passes may park in all pub­lic park­ing ar­eas in Kuantan such as near shops and banks.

The pub­lic park­ing area in Teluk Chempedak, Kuantan, is no longer free for vis­i­tors who have Kuantan Mu­nic­i­pal Coun­cil monthly and yearly park­ing passes.

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