KUALA Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) has been stepping up its game when it comes to cleaning up public spaces in Kuala Lumpur. Titiwangsa is one of the most recent places where they conducted a raid and swept up the place.
Before this, several other places in Kuala Lumpur had the same problem, which can be inconvenient for some.
DBKL conducted a crackdown on businesses run by foreigners in downtown areas like Jalan Haji Taib and Chow Kit.
With 131 officers, they targeted various shops, including those selling second-hand goods, food, and even massage services, finding 12 violating licensing regulations. These included shops not displaying licenses and being run by foreigners illegally.
DBKL emphasised compliance with business licence terms and warned of strict enforcement, including licence revocation.
Simultaneously, the Immigration Department arrested 39 illegal immigrants in areas like KLCC and Bukit Bintang as part of a nationwide effort, focusing on those violating immigration laws.
DBKL’s official X page, Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur stated that they have been doing their job and have found over five illegal sellers who broke the law which is the UUK 3 (1) Hawker Licensing Bylaws (WPKL) 2016.
Netizens seem to be praising them for their efforts.
Following that, X users like @reform_roar is of the view that it is a good initiative done by the city council to clear out these areas in Kuala Lumpur. Furthermore, many are unhappy that these illegal sellers are foreigners. They state that we are not like our neighbouring countries like Myanmar or Vietnam.
However, netizens observed that the efforts are not entirely enforced as yesterday (Feb 9), these illegal sellers are back at the spot they were kicked out from. They are questioning if they are now permitted to sell there, or if are they still selling their merchandise there illegally. Netizens are finding this situation rather odd. – Feb 10, 2024