It took only a few days, but Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) has announced it will resume the clamping of vehicles that break traffic rules relating to parking.

In a report by The Star, KL mayor Tan Sri Mohd Amin Nordin Abd Aziz revealed there was a need for strict enforcement in critical areas in the city, as people were infringing on traffic rules. “DBKL enforcement officers will decide on the critical areas, and clamping in those areas will resume tomorrow,” he said.

On May 28, the city council said it would temporarily cease clamping operations as several Kuala Lumpur MPs wanted the parking contract awarded to Yayasan Wilayah Persekutuan (YWP) reviewed.

This is because the awarding of YWP’s contract was not based on the local authority not calling for an open tender. However, cancelling YWP’s contract will require DBKL to review the contract in terms of compensation, which is said to be almost RM100 million.