RM5mil to repair Section 8 PPR flats

The Selangor Government has allocated an additional RM5mil to repair broken railings and other structures at the People's Housing Projects (PPR) flats in Section 8, Kota Damansara.

Selangor Housing, Building and Urban Settlers Management committee chairman Iskandar Abdul Samad said this would be done immediately and that the allocation would also be used to repair lifts, broken water pipes, all railings and broken stairs.

"All PPR flats in the state will be visited and checked by the Selangor Housing and Property Board (LPHS) immediately to ensure safety of the residents," he said.

This move came after five-year-old Mohammad Zul Hazriq Danish Alden fell to his death from the sixth floor of the flats in Section 8 on Wednesday.

He was believed to have fallen through a gap in the old and poorly maintained railings while playing with his brother in the corridor.

Repairs will be carried out by Perumahan Dan Hartanah Selangor Sdn Bhd (PHSSB), a real estate company wholly owned by LPHS.

LPHS has taken over maintenance of the PPR flats in Section 8 from the Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) since 2013.

Previously, the state has spent RM1.16mil under their Refurbishment Scheme for Low-Cost Flats (Ceria) to repair 12 broken lifts and eight water pumps at the flats in 2012.

Also, RM1.9 mil was spent to repair 17 lifts and 16 water pumps at PPR Putra Permai flats, Lembah Subang.