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DBKL Closes Titiwangsa Park Indefinitely Because Visitors Keep Disobeying CMCO Rules

According to the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL), people were having picnics and cutting yellow tape around the playgrounds for their children to play in.

Cover image via Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur/Facebook & Shafwan Zaidon/Malay Mail

Taman Tasik Titiwangsa has been ordered to close indefinitely starting today, 28 May, by the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL)

In a Facebook post today, the DBKL announced that the shutdown was aimed at preventing the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic following the high number of visitors to the recreational park.

"Nevertheless, jogging is still allowed outside or around the park," it said while sharing pictures of the closed park.

Under the loosened restrictions of the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) that began on 4 May, public parks were opened for activities as long as the public adhered to stringent guidelines such as maintaining social distancing and avoiding mass gatherings.

A DBKL spokesman said that visitors to the recreational park were disobeying the rules set by the Ministry of Health (MOH)

According to The Star, he said their poor behaviour prompted the closure of the park.

"Some families visited the park to have picnics, which is not allowed, and some even cut our yellow tape around playground sets for their children to play in," he said.

He then urged the public to follow the rules that have been set.

"Our officers will be monitoring the other parks in the city and if we find similar behaviour, we will have no choice but to close those parks as well."

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