MBPJ probes agent selling overpriced parking coupons

PETALING JAYA: The Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) has started an investigation into an agent who allegedly sells parking coupons above the permissible price of RM6.

An MBPJ Finance Department spokesman said the investigation began after the council received complaints and action will be taken against the offender.

The parking booklet, which consists of 10 parking tickets, is sold at RM6 but there are some traders who are selling it for RM6.50.

Bukit Gasing assemblyman Rajiv Rishiyakaran said so far he had not received any complaint about agents selling the booklets above the permissible price.

"The public can lodge complaints with the local council if they find any agent selling the coupon above the price stated on the cover," Rajiv said.

The parking coupon system was re-introduced earlier this month by MBPJ after over 20 years since the system was discontinued in the 1990s.

The coupon system is an alternative to the existing parking meters which are still operational.

There are three types of coupons available, an hourly coupon booklet sold for RM6 where each booklet has 10 coupons worth RM0.60 for hourly use.

The daily coupon booklet is sold for RM25 and has five coupons, each at RM5 for daily use.

There are also monthly coupons at RM100 where each can be used for the whole month.