MBKS to relook into areas where campaign flags, banners will not be allowed after GE15

Wee speaking at his ShallWeeTalk Facebook live session today (Nov 12, 2022).

By Ling Hui

KUCHING, Nov 12: The Kuching South City Council (MBKS) will relook into the areas where campaign flags and banners are not allowed to be displayed once the 15th General Election (GE15) concludes.

MBKS mayor Dato Wee Hong Seng said this includes roadsides where flags and banners could block motorists’ views and endanger road users.

He said the council put up a new policy regarding this issue two months back, but implementation is currently on a trial run.

“In Padungan, from the cat statue downwards, those are the areas we have stopped the erection of flags. So, you see no flags there,” he added.

For a full implementation across Kuching South, Wee said his committee would need to have a discussion to identify the banned areas.

“After the election, I will get my committee to sit down and relook into where shall we display the flags and where shall we not.

“I think, to me, a lot of people just put it up for the sake of putting it up, and it can cover the whole area, which I think is not right,” said Wee during his ShallWeeTalk Facebook live session today. — DayakDaily