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Saturday, 6 August 2016

Illegal telco tower torn down following numerous complaints

The site where the illegal telco tower was erected.

The site where the illegal telco tower was erected.

THE issue of an illegal telecommunications tower that was built at Jalan Tasik in Gopeng has finally been resolved after the tower was demolished right before Hari Raya.

Over the past year, Teja assemblyman Chang Lih Kang said residents here have been expressing their strong dissatisfaction and concern over the illegal tower through submitting their complaints to the local council, signing petitions, lodging police reports, and having it brought to the state government’s attention.

“The persistence of the community here have paid off,” he said.

Chang also proposed to the state government to set up a new committee dedicated specifically to the issue of the construction of telco towers.

“We need a new mechanism to monitor and control the construction of telco towers for the sake of public safety, and ensure that owners comply with the application procedures and standards set by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission,” he said.

Tags / Keywords: Perak , Gopeng

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