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Khalid: Jaya stop-work order stays

PETALING JAYA, 10 June 2009: The Selangor government will not lift the stop-work order on demolition activities at the partially-collapsed building that used to house the Jaya Shopping Centre in Section 14 here.

Petaling Jaya Mayor Datuk Mohamad Roslan Sakiman briefed executive councillors today that the owner, Jaya Section Fourteen Sdn Bhd, had applied to lift the stop-work order to demolish the remaining structure. This includes a 19-metre structure that is threatening the safety of homes and residents nearby.

“While the state government is aware that the application is to ensure public safety, it cannot lift the order without proper planning,” Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim said in a statement today.

“Therefore the state government has directed the Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) to get Jaya Section Fourteen Sdn Bhd and its consultants to provide details on the methods of demolition on the remaining structure of the building.”

Khalid said the stop-work order would only be lifted after MBPJ and the Public Works Institute of Malaysia (Ikram) certified that the methods to demolish the remaining structure were safe.

On 29 May, the state government issued a stop-work order on all demolition activities at the Jaya Shopping Centre site, pending investigations into its partial collapse the day before.

Check on blacklisted companies

Meanwhile, Khalid said all local councils were checking their records to see if the six blacklisted companies involved in the Jaya Supermarket project have other development projects in Selangor.

On 5 June, the state government blacklisted the owner and firms involved in the redevelopment of the Jaya supermarket complex. The companies are:

 i) Jaya Section Fourteen Sdn Bhd (owner and developer)

ii) DP Architects Sdn Bhd (the party who submitted the planning for the project)

iii) Meinhardht (M) Sdn Bhd (engineer)

iv) Pembinaan CW Yap Sdn Bhd (contractor)

v) Jurutera Perunding Sdn Bhd (contract engineer)

vi) DLS Management (project manager)

“Any ongoing projects involving any of these companies will be reassessed and monitored closely to ensure that all safety requirements are followed,” Khalid said.

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