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KLCC Park firm sued for RM5mil over electrocution

KUALA LUMPUR, 11 June: The father of a student who was electrocuted at the KLCC Park on New Year’s Day today filed a negligence suit claiming more than RM5 million from the company managing and maintaining the park.

Abdul Basek Md Isa, 42, a technician, filed the writ of summons at the Civil High Court registry at the Jalan Duta Courts Complex here through Messrs Azly & Co at 10am, naming KLCC Urusharta Sdn Bhd as the defendant.

In his statement of claim, Abdul Basek said his only son, Mohd Failzul, 17, died after he was electrocuted on 1 Jan 2009 when he was leaning on an electric pole at the park.

Abdul Basek claimed that the company was negligent and careless in ensuring that the electric poles in the park were safe and did not pose a danger to visitors; and that KLCC Urusharta was negligent and had not been responsible in conducting checks on faulty electric poles, which could cause electrocution of visitors who came into contact with them.

He claimed that following the incident, Abdul Basek and his family members had undergone mental and emotional pressure and suffering, and that his wife Hamisah Sulaiman, 36, a housewife, is until today unable to believe that their son has passed away.

Abdul Basek and Hamisah have a 16-year-old daughter who accompanied them today.

On 21 April, his lawyer had written to the company to obtain an explanation on the incident, but there was no reply to the letter, Abdul Basek said.

He is claiming special damages of RM15,152; general damages of RM3 million; aggravated and exemplary damages of RM2 million; and benefits, costs and other relief as the court deems appropriate. — Bernama

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