Friday, December 21, 2007

Kena Saman... >$<

Oop! What a bad luck I had today? I have been fined for not displaying the parking coupon this afternoon. I just visited a clinic for marketing purpose not more than 20 minutes time, some more it was raining outside (of course just a tiny rain...:p), I wonder why the servants of MCC (Miri City Council) are so hardworking & serious in their duty, gave me a "saman" in a raining day? Sigh~~~I also wonder why how can I forgot to display the parking coupon?
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Because of forgot to display a 42 cents parking coupon, it has results in received a compound at fine of RM20. Anyway if payment made within 14 days from the compound issued date, 25% discount to be given becomes RM15.... >$< ..... T_T
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The above is newspaper cutting from See Hua Daily News (dated 20 Dec). MCC is having a headache with the abolishment of the use of 1 cent coils in year 2008! With this abolishment, less than 3 cents to be zerolize, more than 3 cents but less than 8 cents to be count as 5 cents, however more than 8 cents to be count as 10 cents.
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New 42 cents Parking Coupon with Scratching-Style
(1/2 an hour for Blue Zone; 1 hour for Green Zone)
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The selling price of one parking coupon by MCC is at RM0.42, this meant with the abolishment of the use of 1 cent coils, MCC will have to re-set the selling price at RM0.40, but this seem to defeat the impose of 5% government tax on the coupon, which is equal to 2 cents. So MCC manages to sell min 2 pieces of coupons at one time (so 84 cents can be round to 85 cents?) instead of single piece of coupon. But Im curious & wondering, they do sell coupon in single piece? Isn't the coupons sold in 10 pieces per pad at RM4.20? If so what the 2 cents are they worried about? Anyway, Im not familiar how the system works, it might not as simple as what we saw & what we tought...!
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In Miri City, the parking space is categorized into 2 zones: Green Zone & Blue Zone. Parking fee at Green Zone is 42 cents per hour, however Blue Zone is 42 cents per half an hour. Isn't the charges too expensive? Im not really sure, but for me quite lah... :p If MCC really having a trouble with the above abolishment & going to round the figure to RM0.40, then it would be a good news (new year gift) to Miri Citizen; or else to re-adjust to a higher figure (e.g RM0.45 or more?), then great shit, Miri Citizen's life standard is upgraded it wound be another burden to Miri Citizen!
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Old Daily Parking Coupon (RM5.25) with Tear-Style
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The above is the picture of Daily Parking Coupon at RM5.25, it can be used at both Green & Blue Zone. In year 2008, the Tear-Style coupon will be fully replace with the Scratching-Style coupon, this is to prevent the citizen from re-used the used coupon to cheat the MCC's servants. Please look at the coupon above, will you believe if I tell you it is an used coupon?
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8 comments:

Jie said...

saya dah pernah kena, Majlis Perbandaran Selayang RM 30!!!!

Di MPS sejam RM0.50, jadi tak der masalah bila 1 sen tidak digunakan lagi.

babyfiona said...

You very lucky! if u stay in MPSJ (majlis perbandaran subang jaya)area, the saman will cost you RM 80!!! as I kena before -____-"

thanks for dropping by :P

amei79 said...

jie: harga saman tu 2x ganda harga saman miri. semua parking area MPS RM0.50/jam?

babyfiona: Wow, that expensive! here the higher saman RM50 for display used coupon or causing obstruction to a parking space, with 50% discount if payment within 14 days.

curryegg said...

the last coupon doesn't really look like a used coupon.. no wonder the gov is getting rid of it... uhhh... sad...

Thank for visiting my blog! Merry Xmas amei79!

Apple said...

First time see Miri parking coupon.. haiz, now everything also raise price..

amei79 said...

curryegg: yaloh, gov becomes smarter than us now...lolz.
10s for visit my blog too, Merry Xmas & Happy New Year 08...

apple: u r right. last few day i had a rice with bbq pork, chasiu & roasted chicken, it cost me RM6 (few week ago RM4.50), each meat charge another 50 cents...!

Neo said...

Wah, Miri people very smart ler, re-use used coupons! :)

amei79 said...

neo: MCC smarter lah, 4 days b4 i kena saman, my GF's sis kena 1 on display used coupons (the one in pic).

I prefer display 1 coupon (1/2 hr), let it there, if after few hrs MCC not come to check the coupon, display another new one, so normally only 2-3 coupon/day (RM0.84-1.26). Even if MMC comes, they will extend the time, either 1/2 or 1 hr at RM1.00...is better than re-use used coupon or not display at all.