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Cars parked illegally will be clamped in Kuching

If you like to park your car at places not designated for parking, be prepared to have your car spotting a new additional yellow ‘tire decoration’ upon your return because the Kuching North City Commission (DBKU) has obtained verbal approval to clamp cars parked indiscriminately.

The move was reported by The Borneo Post which said that ten sets of the car clamps would be utilized next year once DBKU obtains a written approval from the Ministry of Transport (MOT).

Clamping cars is however only one of the few measured made by DBKU to address traffic related issues under its jurisdiction, as it is also looking into reducing congestion particularly in the city center.

The report by Borneo Post also mentioned that a council in Petaling Jaya collects some RM40,000 per month for clamping cars.

Well, personally, the move to clamp cars that indiscriminately park is a welcomed move as as these people do tend to be the root of road congestion most of the time.

However, with only ten sets reported to be made available initially, it would be interesting to see which area DBKU would eventually decide to have such action (clamping of cars) taken, and whether the Kuching South City Council (MBKS) would also heed DBKU’s action.

Cyril Dason

Cyril Dason was born and currently lives in Kuching. He loves jungle trekking, clean rivers and chilling out with friends.

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