Billboard collapse raises alarm


According to Petaling Jaya mayor Datuk Mohd Azizi Mohd Zain, there were no injuries and no damage to public property. The debris that fell on the road was cleared by 5pm.

No motorists were injured when a billboard collapsed near Jalan SS20/1, Petaling Jaya this afternoon.

MCA Petaling Jaya Utara chairman Tan Gim Tuan said the incident raised concerns about other billboards in the city, especially those in or near housing areas.

“We are not sure if this billboard is legal but it collapsed onto the main road. It is also in a residential area. We are concerned over the matter,” he said.

Petaling Jaya mayor Datuk Mohd Azizi Mohd Zain said the billboard collapsed while it was being dismantled to be replaced with an LED billboard.

“This licence for this billboard was issued in 2003. In August, MBPJ approved converting the structure from a static billboard to an LED one. 

“While the old structure was being removed, the crane arm broke and the billboard collapsed.

“There were no injuries and no damage to public property. The debris that fell on the road was cleared by 5pm,” Mohd Azizi explained.

While the old structure was being removed, the crane arm broke and the billboard collapsed.
While the old structure was being removed, the crane arm broke and the billboard collapsed.

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