[Update 15-7-2011: Tuan Rohaizan bin Ahmad, the Pengarah for Jabatan Bangunan, has been suspended and/or disciplinary actions have been taken against him for violating DBKL policy/regulations for granting extension of time until 8:30 pm or later without getting approval from Datuk Bandar Kuala Lumpur.
Under DBKL policy and regulation, the permitted working hours from Monday to Saturday are from 8:00 pm until 6 pm for good reason. To ensure that the construction site will not cause public nuisance to the residents.
I am informed that he is no longer the Pengarah of Jabatan Bangunan and the officers of the Flying Squad under him have all been changed. Most probably, they were actually “sleeping on the job”. I am also told that Tuan Rohaizan is very “contractor friendly’.
I am now informed that all application for extension of time by contractor had to be consider by the One Stop Center Committee. The new Pengarah for Jabatan Bangunan has no opportunity to be “contractor friendly”. Thanks to Yg Bhg Tan Sri Ahmad Fuad bin Ismail, Datuk Bandar Kuala Lumpur. ]
This is the Stop Work Order issued to KP Property Sdn Bhd for the construction site for the 27 storey condominium in Diamond Square, Wangsa Maju. This recalcitrant contractor has been working until late night with immunity. The residents nearby have lodged many reports with DBKL Call Centre and the Jabatan Bangunan did not take any action. Well, Jabatan Bangunan is very “contractor friendly”! Why?
The Stop Work Order was only issued when this matter was brought in Parliament with regards to the attitude of the officers in DBKL, HERE. This Stop Work Order came as a relief to the residents of the Diamond Square area where they have been suffering from this recalcitrant contractor.
I hope that the other contractors in Wilayah Persekutuan will take heed of this matter and upheld their social responsibility to the residents of the area. More importantly, I do hope that DBKL Flying Squad will now wake up from their sleep and monitor building site.
Last but not least, DBKL Jabatan Perancang Bandar had to explain how could the approval be given for this project when it is so near (less than 100 feet apart) to adjoining condominium. A letter has been sent to the Jabatan Perancang Bandar and I am still waiting for its reply.
On behalf of the Diamond Square residents I would like to take this opportunity to say Thank You to Yg Bhg Tan Sri Ahmad Fuad Ismail for his intervention which has resulted in the issuance of this Stop Work Order.