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DBKL plans to close four more public parks as city folk flout social distancing rules

KUALA LUMPUR (June 4): City Hall (DBKL) is planning to close four more public parks here as many members of the public are flouting social distancing SOPs, The Star reported yesterday.

“We have no choice but to take drastic action if people refuse to follow the rules and blatantly break the rules,” DBKL corporate planning director Khairul Azmir Ahmad told daily.

“Our enforcement officers report that people are having picnics in the park, sometimes 20 to 30 people all from one family, sitting together in close proximity.

“They give a hard time to the officers when they are asked to leave. And then some parents are removing the restrictive yellow tape placed around amenities like the children’s playground and exercise equipment and allowing their children to use it," he added.

Khairul revealed that “a decision will be made soon to close on whether to close” Taman Botani Perdana, Taman Metropolitan, Taman Tasik Permaisuri and Taman Tasik Datuk Keramat.

Taman Tasik Titiwangsa has already been closed to the public indefinitely since last week when too many people thronged the park since the end of the movement control order (MCO).

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