IPOH: THE Ipoh City Council has issued compound notices amounting to RM10 million in fines to over 12,000 vehicle owners in the city.
The compound notices were for offences dating back to 2008.
Mayor Datuk Roshidi Hashim said the amount accounted for only 30 per cent of the council's total traffic compounds for that period.
The compound notices for the rest have yet to be issued.
Roshidi explained that there was an error in the compound notices as the amount stated on them included fines that had already been waived
"However, there is no cause for panic as the error has since been corrected.
"Those who come forward to pay will not have to pay the amount that has been waived," he said after launching a gotong-royong, here, recently.
Roshidi said the errors in the notices to 12,635 vehicles, were caused by a glitch in the system.
He said the compound notices were sent out recently, after the council announced that all traffic compounds could be settled at a 50 per cent discount in conjunction with the 24th Ipoh City Day celebrations on May 27.
"We wanted to encourage city folk to take advantage of the offer and pay up," he said.
Roshidi added that deadline for the 50 per cent discount offer had beenextended to the end of the month.
Initially, the offer was only valid between May 28 and June 1.
Roshidi said since the announcement, the council had managed to collect RM70,000 in traffic compounds owed.
"We will be sending out the remaining 70 per cent of the traffic compound notices with the correct amount owed.
"City folk who wish to check their traffic compound status may do so at the council office here," he said.
Earlier, Roshidi declared every Friday, between 2.45pm and 5pm, to be "MBI 5S Day". The five Ss stand for "Sort, Set, Shine, Standardise and Sustain".
"It is meant to promote staff productivity and a conducive work environment to increase the standard of service," he said.
He said the effort was for the council to maintain its MS ISO 9001:2008 certificate of quality from the Malaysian Productivity Corporation (MPC) last year.
"Hopefully, the staff will adopt the 5S values in their daily work routine and we will be able to retain the certification when MPC conducts the next audit evaluation in November," he said.