MCC seizes, dismantles illegal advertisements and structures

An MCC enforcement officer takes down illegal advertisements during the operation.

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By Brad Rantayy

MIRI, 26 Oct: From October 1 to 20 this year, a total 263 unlicensed structures and outdoor visual advertisements, have been taken down by Miri City Council (MCC).

“Miri City Council has taken stern action against the illegal advertisements that caused unsightly scenery to Miri City and hazards to road users,” disclosed Miri Mayor Adam Yii today during a council meeting held via video conferencing.

He added during the operation, the city council seized and dismantled fishtails which had expired, unlicensed advertising materials and money lender advertising materials based on the Local Authorities (Advertisements) By-laws 2012.

Yii also called for cooperation from the public especially advertising companies to comply with the conditions of installation or display of advertising materials and to keep in mind the creation of a clean and pleasant living environment for Miri residents.

The relevant permit may be obtained by applying through the Sarawak Government Agency Counter at UTC Miri, he said.

Meanwhile, on dengue cases in Miri, Yii reminded the public to take prevention measures, such as clearing away tin cans, plastic waste and other rubbish surrounding residential areas which could become potential breeding places for Aedes mosquitoes.

“There were 33 dengue cases reported in the city for the month of September 2020, slightly higher as compared to 22 dengue cases reported for the month of August 2020 but no outbreak sign in Miri City as reported,” he disclosed. — DayakDaily