Termites force Guan Eng to move out

  • Nation
  • Saturday, 4 Jul 2009

GEORGE TOWN: Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng has moved out of his official residence Seri Teratai, which was found to be unsafe for occupation because of termite infestation.

Lim has moved into a rented house here and appealed to the media not to publish where he was staying to fulfil the house owner’s request for privacy.

His press secretary, Cheong Yin Fan, said in a statement yesterday that Lim had instructed the State Secretary’s office and the Public Works Department to conduct a study on how the treatment and repair works could be carried out to make Seri Teratai structurally safe.

Lim moved into the residence, formerly known as Rumah Tetamu, on June 21 last year and had requested for termite inspection a few weeks ago after discovering signs of termite damage.

Three main termite activity spots were found in the building.

Forest fire ants were also found in one section of the house.

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