MBKS to credit forward discounts for assessment rates paid before MCO

Dato Wee Hong Seng

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By Lian Cheng

Assessment Fee

  • Discount for assessment fee paid before MCO will be credited forward to next billing.
  • The lower the assessment fee, the higher the discount.
  • Those whose assessment fee is below RM50, there will be a rebate of 100%.


  • Parking fee collection will resume on May 18.
  • Those who purchased April monthly parking coupons in advance may use it for May.


  • No tables and chairs to be displayed along five-foot-ways.
  • Operators must wear masks at all time when preparing food or serving customers.


  • Resumed on May 4.

KUCHING, May 12:  For those who paid their assessment fees prior to the Movement Control Order (MCO) implementation, the discount which they are entitled to will be carried forward to their next billing.

Kuching South City Council (MBKS) mayor Datuk Wee Hong Seng said the council will honour the Bantuan Khas Sarawakku Sayang (BKSS) initiative announced by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg, on March 23 that a 25 per cent discount on annual assessment rates above RM400 would be given to residential, commercial, industrial and special purpose holdings for 2020.

“Those who have paid prior to MCO, their discount will be carried forward to their next bills.  As for others whose assessment rates are below RM400, they will enjoy even more discounts.

“In general, the principle is, the lower your assessment rates, the higher will be your rebates.  And for those whose assessment rate is below RM50, it is a 100 per cent rebate,” Wee told DayakDaily in a telephone interview.

Meanwhile, Wee also announced that the MBKS parking fee collection which was halted on March 18, will resume on May 18.

He also informed DayakDaily that all businesses are not allowed to display chairs and tables on five-foot-ways, especially food and beverage operations, during the conditional MCO (CMCO) which has been extended to June 9.

“We will strictly implement this rule because we want social distancing to continue to be practised.  If the five-foot-way is taken up by chairs and tables, pedestrians will not be able to keep a distance from the customers sitting along the five-foot-way.

Wee also reminded food and drink operators to wear masks at all time when preparing food and serving the customers.

“(Upon) failure to do so, there will be warnings.  Upon failure to comply after three warnings, licences will be revoked,” said Wee.

On grass-cutting, Wee revealed that MBKS has resumed the service since May 4. However, as the open spaces to handle are many, he requested all residents under MBKS’ jurisdiction to give time for the council to gradually complete their duty of maintaining open spaces.

For those who have bought their monthly parking coupons in advance, Wee highlighted they are allowed to use these coupons for May.

“These April monthly coupons will be valid for May,” Wee said. — DayakDaily