MPAJ seals off vacant lot used as illegal dumping site

AMPANG Jaya Municipal Council (MPAJ) has sealed off a vacant lot in Persiaran Saujana, Taman Mulia Jaya, Ampang, that has been misused as an illegal dumping ground and earthworks.

Following complaints from the public, lorries have been going in and out of the lot.

MPAJ officers sealing off the place with concrete barriers.MPAJ officers sealing off the place with concrete barriers.

On March 26, MPAJ checked on the site to find that illegal earthworks were being carried out in the area without a permit.

They also found lorries dumping construction waste and red soil on the land to cover up previous construction waste that was also dumped at the site.

MPAJ said in a statement, several compounds were issued to the land owner under Section 70A(9) of the Street, Drainage and Building Act 1974.

"The Act stated that the landowner if found guilty, is liable to a fine not exceeding RM50,000 or a jail term not exceeding five years or both.

An excavator was found to be used for earthworks at the site.An excavator was found to be used for earthworks at the site.

"MPAJ had sealed the area by putting concrete barriers at the entrance and instructed all activities to stop at the site.

The council stressed that earthworks without permission from the council is illegal and may cause a nuisance in the local community.

"MPAJ will continue to monitor the site and the public can lodge a complaint with MPAJ through if they find any illegal earthworks going on.

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