Residents in Bukit Bandaraya are having sleepless nights over a digital billboard installed on the rooftop of a building in Jalan Maarof, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur.
Bukit Bandaraya Residents’ Association adviser Datuk Mumtaz Ali said the billboard emitted noise, causing residents to lose rest and sleep.
“Some of the residents have complained that the noise is unbearable. The billboard should not have been installed there.
“Furthermore, the billboard is too bright and distracts not only residents but also motorists.
“We hope the Kuala Lumpur City Hall will take swift action to remove the billboard.”
The Kuala Lumpur City Hall said the owner of the digital billboard had obtained approval from the local council to install the advertisement.
Personnel from the City Hall had, on July 11, together with Bukit Bandaraya Residents’ Association members, inspected the digital billboard.
“We found that the billboard did emit some noise.
“An inspection was carried out by the billboard owner the following day.
“The system was found to have some minor damage. The problem has since been resolved.”
He said the owner had been instructed not to broadcast advertisements from midnight to wee hours of the morning.
“We will monitor the situation.”