Fireproofing our heritage

Abu Bakar says many pre-war shoplots need to have their wiring checked and replaced to avert short-circuits due to worn out insulation. — Photos by RAJA FAISAL HISHAN and RICKY LAI/The Star

PRE-WAR shops across Kuala Lumpur and Selangor are at risk of burning down because their owners are not giving enough importance to installing proper fire prevention measures.

Fire and Rescue Department (Fire Safety Division) assistant director-general Datuk Rusmani Muhammad said there seemed to be an apathetic attitude among owners of pre-war shoplots regarding fire hazards.

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