Kuching South mayor gets compound notice for parking official car illegally

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Malay Mail
Malay Mail

KUCHING, March 24 — Kuching South City Council Mayor Datuk Wee Hong Seng was issued a compound notice by the council’s enforcement division for parking his official car on a road where a yellow line was drawn.

He admitted it was his fault and paid the fine of an undisclosed amount when two enforcement officers turned up at his office and issued the compound notice yesterday.

“I will also ensure that such mistakes do not recur in the future,” he said on his official Facebook account.

He said as the mayor, it is his responsibility to lead by example and adhere to the laws that govern the community.

“I firmly believe that no one is above the law, and I am committed to upholding this principle,” he said. Wee also expressed his gratitude to Pending assemblywoman Violet Yong for her “diligence” in ensuring that he complied with the traffic regulations.

“Upon thorough investigation, l have found myself to be at fault in this situation. I sincerely apologise for my oversight and any inconvenience it may have caused,” he stressed.

He also extended his sincere apologies and assured the public of his commitment to practising the values that he advocates. In her Facebook post yesterday, Yong stated that the mayor should not park his official car at the area with the yellow lines.

She asked the traffic police to take action against the mayor, not his driver.

“Doesn’t the mayor of Kuching South City understand that along the yellow line area (we) can't park?” she asked, adding that the traffic police should show the ticket to the mayor.