The Star: City Hall Ready to Clamp Down on KL Nightspots

From The Star:

KUALA Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) will start taking action this week against nightclubs and pubs around the city centre that do not have proper licences and those operating beyond the permitted time.

Deputy Federal Territories and Urban Wellbeing Minister Datuk M. Saravanan said City Hall would carry out joint operations with the police on Fridays and Saturdays.

The move follows after a recent incident where two bouncers from the Madurai pub in Jalan Doraisamy were shot dead during a brawl in the early morning of Aug 26.

Saravanan said although some of the premises did have licences to operate, many of them were operating beyond the permitted operating hours.

“It is a problem as there are too many pubs and nightclubs operating beyond permitted hours or operating without proper licences in Kuala Lumpur. We are not against the nightclubs or pubs, especially those with proper licences but they should operate within the given time.

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