The Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) is investigating an agent who is allegedly selling parking tickets above the permissible price of RM6 for 10 hourly coupons, according to a report by The Sun. The investigation started after the council received complaints of the raised prices, and action will be taken against the offender, said an MBPJ finance department spokesman.

“The public can lodge complaints with the local council if they find any agent selling the coupon above the price stated on the cover,” said Bukit Gasing assemblyman Rajiv Rishiyakaran.

The council reintroduced the parking coupon system to supplement the existing ticketing machine system, which has fewer operational machines than is ideal. Leeway from enforcement is also given in areas where neither ticketing machines nor agents are located in the vicinity; there are currently 16 appointed agents for distribution.

Three kinds of parking coupons are available – an hourly coupon booklet costing RM6 comprising 10 coupons at RM0.60 each, a daily coupon booklet priced at RM25 with five coupons at RM5 each, and a monthly pass at RM100; in Petaling Jaya, the parking coupon system was previously used until 2001 when it was discontinued.