Miri council seizes electrical goods placed illegally on sidewalk

MCC enforcement personnel are seen seizing items that are being illegally displayed at sidewalks.

By DayakDaily Team

KUCHING, May 24: Various items from a business premises at the Centerpoint Commercial Centre, which were found being placed on the sidewalk, were seized by the Miri City Council (MCC) during an operation.

In a statement today, the council said the premises owner also showed no signs of cooperation after being given warnings and compounded previously.


According to MCC, among the items that have been confiscated were refrigerators, chillers, water purifiers, water dispensers, ovens, and table fans.

“The operation was carried out by the council’s enforcement section and assisted by the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) to clear items placed by shop premises owners in unauthorised areas.

“MCC is responsible for the enforcement of the Cleanliness Bylaw under Section 18 and Section 26, in ensuring compliance with cleanliness and safety in public areas where shopkeeper’s premises items are placed in public areas such as on sidewalks, parking lots and also behind shops that may affect image and scenery of Miri City and may cause disturbance and threaten the safety of the public, especially road users and pedestrians,” it said.

MCC said that they will continue the operation from time to time.

It also requested that all business premises owners under its jurisdiction not misuse the sidewalks, parking spaces, and public areas to ensure Miri City is in a clean, safe, and orderly condition.

“Advisory services have also been conducted to the owners of the premises always to maintain cleanliness, and it is strictly forbidden to park shop/personal items in public areas.

“Failure to comply will result in confiscation action in the future,” the statement added. — DayakDaily