Probe on sale of over­priced park­ing coupons

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS -

PE­TAL­ING JAYA: The Pe­tal­ing Jaya City Coun­cil (MBPJ) has started a probe into an agent who al­legedly sold park­ing coupons above the set price of RM6.

An MBPJ Fi­nance De­part­ment spokesman said the in­ves­ti­ga­tion be­gan af­ter the coun­cil re­ceived com­plaints and ac­tion will be taken against the of­fender.

The park­ing book­let, which con­sists of 10 park­ing tick­ets, is sold at RM6 but there are some traders who are sell­ing it for RM6.50.

Bukit Gas­ing as­sem­bly­man Ra­jiv Rishiyakaran said so far he had not re­ceived any com­plaint about agents sell­ing the book­lets above the per­mis­si­ble price.

“The pub­lic can lodge com­plaints with the lo­cal coun­cil if they find any agent sell­ing the coupon above the price stated on the cover,” Ra­jiv said.

The park­ing coupon sys­tem was re-in­tro­duced this month by MBPJ af­ter over 20 years since the sys­tem was dis­con­tin­ued in the 1990s.

The coupon sys­tem is an al­ter­na­tive to the ex­ist­ing park­ing me­ters which are still op­er­a­tional.

There are three types of coupons avail­able – an hourly coupon book­let sold for RM6 where each book­let has 10 coupons worth 60 sen for hourly use, a daily coupon book­let sold for RM25 and has five coupons, each at RM5 for daily use, and a monthly coupon sold at RM100 that can be used for the whole month.

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