RM300,000 Compounds Collected During Amnesty Day
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KOTA KINABALU: The Kota Kinabalu City Hall (DBKK) collected RM300,000 in compounds in conjunction with its amnesty day, which began on February 2.
Mayor Datuk Yeo Boon Hai said the compounds which included parking summonses and parking ticket arrears, were collected at counters opened at City Hall headquarters as well as online.
"The public had the option of paying directly at City Hall headquarters, obtaining a validation stamp at headquarters before paying at any City Hall counter before February 9, or paying online.
"We have always had an online option but it has not been fully utilised until recently. This is also due to the widespread use of smartphones, which only came about in the last few years" he said.
Yeo also thanked those who came to settle their summonses during amnesty day, despite having to wait in line for hours.
"We thank those who took advantage of amnesty day, and we would also like to apologise for inconveniences caused. But from what I gathered from the public, they were glad they could pay their compounds at a discount.â€
He said this to reporters after officiating an accreditation recognition ceremony for fair business in tourism (handicrafts and souvenirs).
According to the mayor, those who had summonses of up to RM2,000 only had to pay RM200, saving them RM1,800.
He also expressed gratitude to Chief Minister Tan Sri Musa Aman for allowing City Hall to organise the amnesty programme.