The Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) has launched the e-EMS (electronic Enforcement Management System) to help enforcement officers in their daily work by doing away with manual reporting.
MBPJ enforcement director Mohd Fauzi Maarop said the new system had search, tracking and notification functions which helped to keep track of outstanding compounds and payments.
The new system was jointly launched by Selangor state secretary Datuk Mohammed Khusrin Munawi and Petaling Jaya mayor Datuk
Mohamad Roslan Sakiman at the start of the three-day Malaysian Local Authority Enforcement Transformation Seminar at the MBPJ Civic Hall yesterday.
Roslan said MBPJ had also applied for traffic warden status from the Transport Ministry, which would allow the council to blacklist vehicles with outstanding traffic compounds.
“If approved, then those who with outstanding compounds can no longer afford to neglect payment, otherwise, they will not be able to renew their road tax,” he said.
At the launch, Khusrin and Roslan witnessed the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between MBPJ and the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).
Mohamad Roslan said this was aimed at increasing the local authority’s integrity and raising public perception towards enforcement action.
Selangor MACC director Datuk Jaafar Mahad said MACC personnel were already accompanying MBPJ officers on joint operations.
He said the MoU was part of efforts to increase MACC’s overall visibility.
Meanwhile, Khusrin announced that the Public Service Department (PSD) was looking to standardise the salary grades for the various personnel in local authorities.
“PSD will finalise the standardisation of salary grades by the end of July."
“In the meantime, officers handling the same responsibilities of a higher rank officer in another local authority will have the difference made up with a non-pensionable allowance,” he added.
On another matter, Khusrin said the state government would make building owners responsible in ensuring businesses on their premises did not conduct illegal or vice activities.
“If it was discovered otherwise, property owners could have the premises confiscated by the state government."
“You have cybercafes and massage centres that do not adhere to its operation licences and have their items seized by the local authority. But two or three weeks later, they are back at it again."
“We are increasing the burden on landlords so that they will be more vigilant of their tenants,” he added.
Khusrin said the state government planned to have all local authorities implement this new procedure before the end of the year.
On the shortage of water in the state, Khusrin said the state government had ordered all local authorities to overrule and approve the development orders that were on hold due to Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Syabas).
“Syabas will have no excuse to delay the connecting of water supply,” said Khusrin.