Update, 29 April 2009:
This morning at about 10:30 a.m. officers from Jabatan Perancang Bandar came with tractor and lorries to demolish the telco tower. I am informed that the top part of the tower consisting of iron structures was dismantled last night by the company which constructed it. The dismantling job was carried out in the middle of the night until 5:30 am this morning. I am now informed that the company that built this illegal structure is STEALTH SOLUTIONS SDN BHD with its office in Damansara Heights. I have written to Jabatan Perancang to enquire about the cost of the demolition and who will be paying for it. I am also asking Jabatan Perancang to clarify: why its “Flying Squad” was not aware of such illegal construction on government land?
Note: In future, before approving the location and construction of such telco towers, it’s crucial that DBKL must ensure that the health of the public is safeguarded. It would also be interesting to know if there are any more telco towers that had been constructed illegally and are still in operation.
Update, 27 April 2009:
My letter to Jabatan Perancang Bandar, DBKL, asking when the telco tower will be demolished …
Update, 25 April 2009:
This is the picture of the telco tower that this dubious and unscrupulous character and MCA chairman for Wangsa Maju, Yew Teong Look, was claiming credit for in the newspapers and TV for work that he didn’t even lift a finger to do.
Here is the Notice To Demolish …
In early April 2009 I received a public complaint from the residents in Wangsa Maju about a certain Telco Tower that was erected in Section 2 Wangsa Maju. I immediately did some investigation into the matter and on or about 10 April 2009 it was confirmed that the said Telco Tower was erected without any Planning Permission from Jabatan Perancang DBKL.
On 10 April 2009 I immediately lodged a formal letter of complaint to Jabatan Perancang Bandar and on 17 April 2009 I received a letter from Tuan Hj Mahadi Che Ngah, the Pengarah of Jabatan Perancang Bandar confirming that the Telco Tower was indeed an illegal structure built without Planning Permission and a notice for it to be demolished was issued. I chose not to highlight this matter because positive actions had been taken and due notice had been issued and pasted on the said Telco Tower.
The above had been highlighted in my blog under the DBKL Complaints Section during the last two weeks.
A member of the public, who is a reader of my blog, called to inform me that it was reported in a Chinese newspapers today (23 April 2009) that the MCA Wangsa Maju chairman, Yew Teong Look, had called for a press conference over this matter and gave the impression that he was the person responsible for taking actions for the said Telco Tower to be demolished.
This posting is to put on record the actual facts with supporting evidence by correspondence between DBKL and I. It is hoped that members of the public will now know the actual facts and don’t be misled by unscrupulous characters.
Wee Choo Keong
*Attachment of correspondences*
My letter to DBKL
DBKL’s reply to my letter
– Terjemahan oleh Lee Wee Tak – Ucapan ribuan terima kasih dari Wee Choo Keong –
Yew Teong Look tak tahu malu!
Pada awal April 2009, saya telah menerima aduan umum daripada beberapa orang penghuni Wangsa Maju mengenai Telco Tower yang didirikan di Seksyen 2 Wangsa Maju. Saya dengan segera membuat siasatan mengenai perkara ini pada sekitar 10 April 2009 dan adalah disahkan bahawa Telco Tower ini didirikan tanpa kelulusan daripada Jabatan Perancang DBKL.
Pada 10 April 2009 saya dengan segera menyerahkan suatu surat aduan kepada Jabatan Perancang Bandar dan pada 17 April 2009 saya telah menerima surat daripada Tuan Hj Mahadi Che Ngah, Pengarah JPB mengesahkan bahawa Telco Tower adalah sebuah bangunan haram dibina tanpa kelulusan dan suatu notis perobohan telahpun dikeluarkan. Saya memilih tidak mengumumkan perkara ini kerana tindakan telah diambil dan pemberitahuan telah dihantar kepada Telco Tower tersebut. Perkara ini telah dinyatakan dalam blog saya dalam bahagian Adunan Kepada DBKL dalam tempoh 2 minggu kebelakangan ini.
Seorang pembaca blog saya telah membuat panggilan telah memberitahu saya bahawa menurut suatu akhbar China hari ini (23 April 2009) bahawa Pengerusi MCA Wangsa Maju, Yew Teong Look, telah mengadakan satu sidang akhbar mengenai perkara ini dan memberi gambaran seolah-olah dia-lah yang bertanggungjawab menyelesaikan masalah.
Kenyataan ini bertujuan untuk membentangkan apa yang telah berlaku dan disokong dengan lampiran surat menyurat di antara say adan DBKL. Adalah diharapkan bahawa orang umu dapat tahu mengenai cerita yang sebenarnya dan tidak diperdaya oleh pihak yang tidak jujur.
Sekian, terima kasih.
Wee Choo Keong