DBKL Cracks Down On Illegal Parking Touts Around Kuala Lumpur

It was previously reported that some touts had harassed road users for refusing to pay their fees.

Cover image via Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (Facebook)

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The Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) has recently cracked down on illegal parking touts around the capital city

In a statement on Facebook, DBKL said its special action team arrested eight individuals under its Unauthorised Parking Attendant Special Operations, also known as Ops Jaga, last Thursday, 7 March.

The officers carried out the operation along Jalan Tun Sambathan, Jalan Sri Hartamas, Jalan Beremi, Jalan Tengkat Tong Shin, Jalan Alor, and Jalan Raja Alang, where the city hall had been monitoring for the presence of individuals who illegally reserve public parking spaces to collect fees from road users.

"A special operation was carried out from 12.30pm until 9.30pm, detaining three local men and five foreigners consisting of three Indians, one Bangladeshi, and one Myanmar citizen," said the city hall.

The DBKL Magistrate's Court found all the individuals guilty under Section 50(3) of the Road Transport Act 1987 for unlawful interference and importuning.

The court has sentenced three individuals to a fine, one individual to 30 days in jail, and the four others to 14 days in jail.

Previously, it was reported that parking touts' activities in Kuala Lumpur had gone out of control, with some touts harassing road users

According to the New Straits Times, some parking touts were found to be charging fees up to RM20 per vehicle, and had heavy presence around popular areas such as shopping malls, dining hotspots, and entertainment centres.

In December, a woman on social media had called on the authorities to take action after discovering her car was damaged following her refusal to pay some touts RM15 for parking in Bukit Bintang.

DBKL has urged road users to continue lodging complaints on illegal touts through their website.

The same law prohibits people from 'chupping' parking spots by standing on them and refusing to leave:

Did you know you can park at red-lined parking lots reserved by business owners after office hours?

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