Council tears down illegal shoplot

Confiscated: A council officer organises the seized construction equipment during the operation.

THE owner of a three-storey shoplot paid a heavy price for flouting the law.

Selayang Municipal Council Enforcement officers demolished its walls and seized construction material and equipment worth about RM6,000 during the operation in Kampung Desa Aman, Sungai Buloh recently.

The 50-strong enforcement team was led by MPS Building Department director Azam Mohamad.

Azam said the land is meant for residential purposes but the owner had constructed a three-storey shoplot instead.

He said MPS had given three prior notices and issued summonses since Nov 28 last year including a stop-work order but the land owner had refused to comply.

“The order was issued under the Road Drainage Act 1974 (Act 133).

“The act stipulates that no person shall erect any building without prior written permission of the local authority.

“The owner must cease all activities within 14 days and remove all the goods.

“We also seized items including a wheel barrow, portable concrete mixers, pulley and steel buckets,’’ he said.

Azam added the case would be brought to the One Stop Centre meeting and the owner may be allowed to continue after submitting the building plans and getting relevant approval.

Azam added there were similar cases in Kampung Lee Kim Sai and Kampung Wira Damai.

He advised land and house owners located within MPS’ jurisdiction to first get approval from MPS before carrying out earthworks.

“They can even obtain approval within 24 hours now,’’ he said.

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