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SIBU: Sibu Municipal Council (SMC) will implement the wheel clamp system in the multi-storey car park at Sibu Central Market effective August 1.

In a press statement last Saturday, it stated that SMC would use the system to lock vehicles placed in the parking area for two nights or more.

“For drivers and vehicle owners whose vehicles have been locked, please contact the staff or security guards on the first floor before leaving the parking area.

“There will be no charge for opening the wheel clamps for any vehicle that has been locked,” it added.

The statement said if a driver or vehicle owner opens or damages the wheel clamps or tries to move the locked vehicle, they will have to pay compensation to the SMC and replace the damaged equipment.

Other related charges along with legal fees will be charged according to the law.

“SMC will not be responsible for any damage to any vehicle that has been locked due to the actions of the driver or owner of the vehicle who tried to move the car without permission,” it said.