ILLEGAL structures including dog cages and shrines were demolished on a private land in USJ 1 of Subang Jaya, Selangor.
Subang Jaya Municipal Council Corporate and Strategic Management Department deputy director Azfarizal Abdul Rashid said the council received a tip-off from the public last month about suspicious activities in the area.
“It was during the movement control order and people were worried that migrants were trying to escape from the authorities by using the site as a hideout.
“The landowner was then contacted and instructed to demolish the illegal structures within seven days.
The landowner failed to comply within the given time frame but finally demolished the structures on Thursday while council officers monitored the demolition works, ” he said.
Asfarizal said there were no migrants and dogs when the council visited the site during the demolition exercise.
“Erecting a structure without permit from the council is an offence under Section 70(13)c of the Street, Drainage and Building Act 1974 (Act 133).
“No fines were issued as the landowner complied with our instructions to demolish the structures and clear the debris.
“Those who had erected the illegal structures were not on the site, ” he added.