Enforce rules against sticking ads in common areas

At Keat Hong Mirage, a new Housing Board estate in Choa Chu Kang, all lift lobbies have been fitted with a notice board.

However, neither the HDB nor the town council uses them. Rather, they paste notices on the walls, thus encouraging others to post their advertisements, too, even on the plywood hoarding in the lift.

The indiscriminate pasting of notices and ads on common areas in HDB estates deface the space and give it an ugly look. It is vandalism of public property.

What happened to the regulation against sticking illegal advertisements? Has it been revoked? If not, why not enforce it?

Under the Town Councils Act, the town council can take action against the culprits, whose phone numbers are on the ads, for damaging or defacing common property.

Loong Chik Tong