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Tuesday December 3, 2013 MYT 5:09:00 PM
Tuesday December 3, 2013 MYT 5:21:18 PM
by martin carvalho
KUALA LUMPUR: The Terengganu state government must explain the recent spate of collapsing roofs in Terengganu following the latest incident affecting Kolej Universiti Tati on Monday.
Kuala Terengganu MP Datuk Raja Kamarul Bahrin said that this was the third incident to happen in Terengganu with no action taken against the contractors concerned.
"This reflects the collapse of moral values in the state government. There has been no action taken by them over the previous cases," he told reporters this at Parliament lobby on Tuesday.
He questioned how the roof of the Dewan Chancellor at the university could collapse after only 14-months following its construction.
The PAS MP said he had previously raised the issue of collapsing roofs in Parliament wand was given assurance by the Works Minister that errant contractors would be blacklisted.
However, he said he was shocked to learn that there was a contractor who is still operating in the state although blacklisted for an earlier collapsing roof incident.
He said the contractor was responsible work for Masjid Kampung Batu Putih in Kemaman whose roof collapse in Oct 2009 but was also involved in another defective project.
Raja Kamaruddin claimed that the same contractor was involved in the Masjid Kampung Binjai Kertas project in Hulu Terengganu which also suffered roof collapse in May this year.
He wanted the state to clarify how the blacklisted contractor was awarded other projects in Terengganu.
"How did they (contractor) get other contracts?
"The company is still operating and has also completed several other buildings in Terengganu which have yet to collapse," he said, quipping that Terengganu would be better known as 'Terengganu Darul Runtuh'.
He urged the state not to take the matter lightly as it involves public saftey.
In June 2009, the roof of the Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin Stadium collapsed and suffered further damage earlier this year when the steel structure holding up the repaired roof also fell off.
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