Heritage offence trial on May 20

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  • Friday, 31 Jan 2003

MALACCA: A company director claimed trial on behalf of his company in a magistrate’s court yesterday for demolishing three heritage buildings in Jonker Walk on Dec 16 without consent from the Malacca Museum Corporation (Perzim).  

Yap Boon La, 31, appeared before magistrate Elisabet Paya Wan, who fixed trial for May 20. 

The company, Hua Tong Realty Sdn Bhd, was earlier charged on Jan 23 under Town and Country Planning Act for tearing down the buildings without approval from Malacca Municipal Council. 

It is the first time Perzim has taken a building owner to court under Sectiom 9 (1)(a) of the Preservation and Conservation of Cultural Heritage Enactment 1988. If convicted, the penalty under the enactment is a maximum fine of RM10,000 or five years jail or both.

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