Like other Asian cities, Kuala Lumpur, the Malaysian capital, has decided to clean itself up.?
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Background: Like other Asian cities, Kuala Lumpur, the Malaysian capital, has decided to clean itself up. Municipal and police teams are now waging and all-out war against litter-bugs. Offenders are arrested without a warrant and hauled off to the nearest police station to be fined on the spot.
The new anti-litter laws came into effect on December 1. The city fathers gave the people three weeks' grace to get used to them - and then pounced on those who hadn't. No seasonal goodwill was shown to offenders.
The law is directed not only against people who throw rubbish on the streets, but also those who block footpaths with, for example, scooters and bicycles or stalls and shoe-shine boxes.
On the first day of the campaign, 61 people were arrested within two hours and 12 motor-cycles and 20 bicycles carted away. The first to be booked was a man who threw away a cigarette end. He was followed by a girl caught washing dishes outside a coffee shop. Fines ranged from $M25 to $M50 ($US8.3 to $US16.6). First offenders can be fined as high as $M500 and double that for a second offence.
Kuala Lumpur's tough anti-rubbish laws follow those enforced in Singapore and Macao, among other Asian cities, where remarkable results have been achieved.