In the past few months, e-scooters have exploded in popularity. This “trend” started in a few places such as the Dataran Merdeka and Cyberjaya. Many go to these places at night for dates and bonding time with their friends and family.
Recently, DBKL issued a statement on 5 June which announced that they will be stopping all e-scooter activities at Dataran Merdeka.
The statement reads:
“DBKL on 4 June from 8pm to 10pm has foreclosed electric scooter activities at Dataran Merdeka. Dataran Merdeka is a public road that is not gazetted for e-scooter activities.”
They further elaborated that the government’s directive is that no e-scooters are allowed on public roads except for gazetted spaces.
In the case of Dataran Merdeka, a DBKL officer who was patrolling the area found 2 e-scooters for rent and seized them. DBKL also confirmed that they did not issue any permits for e-scooter activities at Dataran Merdeka.
A DBKL officer has also lodged a police report against the e-scooter operator as they were obstructing an officer on duty. The seized e-scooters were brought to the DBKL Seizure Store in Jalan Lombong, Cheras.
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