IPOH: April 26, 2008
The Ipoh City Council has officially cancelled all compound notices for parking and hawking offences issued before March 17 this year.
In a statement issued yesterday, the council said the automatic cancellation was confirmed at the first state exco meeting on April 9.
“A decision was made at the exco meeting. However, it only covers compound notices that have not been registered or brought to court.”
The statement puts to rest arguments rais-ed by various quarters over the credibility of such waiver, which was announced by newly sworn-in Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mo-hammad Nizar Jamaluddin on March 17.
Some said the announcement, which was the new Pakatan Rakyat government’s way to thank the voters, contravened certain laws.
During the first exco meeting, Nizar directed State Secretary Datuk Dr Abdul Rahman Hashim to issue letters advising all 15 local government heads to implement the waiver.