DBKL tears down illegal grille at low-cost flats


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AFTER weeks of complaints by residents, the grille installed at a corridor of a low-cost flat in Section 2, Wangsa Maju, Kuala Lumpur, was finally removed by the authorities for causing obstruction.

Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL), in a statement on Monday (March 4), said the operation was done after the unit owner failed to comply with the notice issued on Jan 10 to remove the structure.

"The grille was installed without approval and causing obstruction, which is an offence under Section 46, Street, Drainage and Building Act 1974.

"The operation ran smoothly. DBKL will continue this operation at other locations," it said, adding the structure was sent to its store in Cheras for documentation.

Several weeks ago, the issue gained attention after a viral social media post showed a grille being installed at a public corridor, which blocked access to other residents.

It drew backlash from social media users, who called on DBKL to take action.

In response, DBKL Commissioner of Buildings inspected the area on Jan 9 and issued an instruction to the building’s joint management body (JMB).

DBKL said under the Strata Management Act 2013 (Act 757), the JMBs were responsible for enforcing the rules at strata residences.

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