THE Kajang Municipal Council has hired a company to remove illegal posters and coat the surface of public property with anti-stick paint.
The issue of rampant illegal advertisements in Kajang have been frequently raised at the council full board meetings and public complaint monitoring meetings.
At last month’s public complaint monitoring meeting, councillor S. T. Chandra Mohan highlighted a complaint made by Taman Asa Jaya residents through the council’s complaint portal E-aduan on the illegal advertisements in the area.
Council corporate communications head Shariman Mohd Nor said the council would be spending about RM20,000 for its pilot project in Kajang and Bandar Baru Bangi.
“The company picked for the job is providing the chemicals and manpower to remove the illegal stickers,” he said.
He said the illegal stickers advertising the services of “Ah Long (money lenders) were a major threat.
“The chemicals used will be active for 12 to 18 months, preventing posters from sticking onto the surface of public property,” he said.
Bandar Mahkota Cheras Residents’ Association treasurer Pang Nam Onn said such chemicals were being used in Singapore and wanted to see the results in Kajang.
“The residents have tried peeling off the stickers but there are still remnants on the signboards as the adhesive is quite strong.
“Moreover, once removed, the culprits put up new ones,” he said.
According to Adam Daniel Yusof of Envirocatalyst Sdn Bhd, the company chosen to undertake the pilot project, there are three to four steps involved.
“Firstly, they have to remove the stickers with a product called Bio-Solve MP.
“Then we apply the pre-coating and covering chemical. After this is done, we apply the anti-stick chemical.
“For fibre glass and plastic surfaces, we have to use a base coat before applying the pre-coating chemical,” he said, adding that they can work on a minimum of 10 signboards a day.