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CCTVs nab litterbugs in the act




GEORGE TOWN (30/03/2017): Litterbugs be warned! Think twice before dumping rubbish in public areas.
There are ‘eyes’ above you looking out for such activities and on-site Penang Island City Council (MBPP) enforcement officers will issue offenders with summons.
The ‘eyes’ are removable CCTV cameras installed in nine locations on the island.
MBPP Licensing and Public Health Standing Committee alternate chairman Ong Ah Teong said the locations were Jalan Burmah, Lebuh China, Jalan Bahagia in Bayan Baru, Jalan Teluk Tempoyak, Lintang Batu Maung 1, Lorong Batu Maung 8, Lintang Beringin 7, Lintang Beringin 10 and Jalan Damar 3 in Taman Sri Bayan.
“These locations are hotspots where we have received many complaints of littering and illegal dumping.
“The CCTV cameras can be removed from one location and placed at another. They are placed temporarily until the problem is resolved in these areas.
“We will later move them to other areas that received similar complaints,” he told a press conference at the MBPP’s CCTV Control Room in Komtar, yesterday.
One of the CCTV cameras that was installed on the Penang island.starpic by ABDULLAH ALIEMRAAN/The Star/ 29 Mac 2017
Ong explained that enforcement officers would monitor from the control room and notify the on-site officers with video evidence should they spot any offender.

“The on-site officer will immediately show the evidence to the offender who is then issued with a compound of RM250.
“The usage of the removable CCTVs at the nine locations had started since February.” he said.
Ong said February recorded five cases of illegal dumping while March recorded 17 cases.
“Five compounds were issued in February. In March, only five compounds were issued although there were 17 cases as some could not be identified.
“A total of 10 compounds were issued but we have received payment for only four so far,” he said.


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