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Action stepped up to collect outstanding quit rent in Alor Setar

ALOR SETAR: The Alor Setar City Council will intensify efforts to collect outstanding quit rent amounting to more than RM12 million, Mayor Datuk Khazali Din said on Tuesday, May 31.

He said the number of enforcement officers had been increased for the operation to close premises failing to settle quit rent arrears.

Khazali said the council had from April to May 30 issued warrants to close 82 premises where the quit rent had not been paid for several years.

"Some of the owners of the premises have not paid quit rent for more than five years," he told reporters here.

He said the amount of quit rent arrears had stayed at around RM12 million the past 10 years, involving mostly houses and shop houses. — Bernama

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