MPSJ raids six illegal businesses

THE Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) has raided six illegal residences for scrap metal-trading businesses at Kampung Bukit Lanchong, Selangor, during an operation on Thursday (Dec 6).

“These residences are operating without licenses, and this has been a heated issue for more than 3 years because villagers have lodged complaints with MPSJ via eAduan MPSJ,” said Petaling District Land Office assistant district officer (enforcement) Mohd Farid Shaharir.

“The offence is classified under Section 70 of the Road, Drainage, and Buildings Act 1974 (Act 133).

“If found guilty, the offender can be punished up to a maximum of RM500,000 or face a five-year jail sentence.

“From my office, 3 notices were been issued to the owners respectively in 2016, 2017 and 2018 before the raid was conducted,’ he said.

Thursday's raid by 50 MPSJ officers was a joint action with other government agencies such as the Petaling District Land Office, Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB), Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor (Syabas), the Selangor Immigration Department, the Subang Jaya police district, Lembaga Urus Air Selangor (Luas) and the Selangor Drainage and Irrigation Department (JPS).

Also present at the raid, MPSJ deputy president Mohd Zulkurnain Che Ali was also concerned about the issue.

“We are very serious with this matter, because the workers in the residences burn copper regularly and that that causes air and water pollution. The business was still running, even though we extended the demolition and evacuation notice's expiry from Sept 13 to Nov 18," he said.

He said more areas were being monitored by MPSJ officers.

This raid will not be the last. We will ensure that these raided residences will have no chance of doing the same illegal business again,” he said.
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