KUALA LUMPUR: Residents of the People’s Housing Scheme (PPR) and public housing units can face eviction if they refuse to remove iron grilles that block the corridors.
Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) said that if residents fail to comply with removal notices, the local authority could confiscate their belongings and terminate their tenancy agreements.
DBKL corporate planning director Khairul Azmir Ahmad said that constructing the grilles or building any other structures at common areas or along the corridors were strictly prohibited.
“Some of the residents use the excuse of the safety of their children and property, but we cannot allow this as they are utilising public spaces.This has also caused trouble for the police and the fire and rescue departments during emergencies, ” he said in a statement.
He added that the grills also made it more difficult for Syabas personnel to take meter readings besides other agencies which required access to the area.
Khairul said that if warning notices were ignored, DBKL would carry out enforcement activities by cutting and confiscating the grills
This year, DBKL had carried out enforcement activities at PPR Beringin, PPR Intan Baiduri and PPR Batu Muda.