Oh, 'that' ban: Construction firm fined RM50k for operating during MCO

PETALING JAYA: A construction firm in Kuala Lumpur was compounded for not adhering to the ongoing movement control order (MCO).

The firm was slapped with a RM50,000 fine for carrying out work despite having been given notice to stop work for two weeks.

Two others were ordered to shut down operations immediately after they were found to be carrying out housekeeping at the site.

Under the MCO directive from the government, construction sites and household renovation works are not considered essential services and hence must cease.

DBKL enforcement officers in charge of monitoring construction sites had carried out inspection at about 50 sites by 1pm on Thursday (March 19).

“These are big firms caught breaking the law, and it is disappointing," said DBKL Corporate Planning department director, Khairul Azmir Ahmad.

“The two ordered to close were carrying housekeeping work at the site, while the other one, which was summoned, was fully operational, ’’ he added.

Khairul said the inspections were carried out at construction hotspots in Bukit Bintang, Segambut and Wangsa Maju.

The compound was issued under Section 70 (13) of the Road, Drainage and Building Act 1974 (Act 133).

Non-essential services in the city have to cease until March 31.

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