Panel: Take action against five engineers


  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 03 Nov 2015

GEORGE TOWN: A Commission of Enquiry has recommended disciplinary action be taken against five engineers over the collapse of part of a ramp at the Batu Maung Interchange linking to the Second Penang Bridge on June 6, 2013.

A car driver died when debris from the collapsed ramp fell on his vehicle. In its report, the Commission said the Board of Engineers (BEM) Malaysia should investigate whe­ther or not there has been professional misconduct on the part of the engineers.

It said BEM should take steps to curb the practice of professional engineers rubber-stamping design, drawings or calculations of other engineers without checking.

“Rubber stamping should be made a form of misconduct that will invite the severest sanction possible,” it said.

The report stated that the scaffolding collapsed due to faulty or defective construction.

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