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Selangor Times 07-01-2011

Selangor Times 07-01-2011

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 January 7, – 9, 2011
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issue 7
Tourismsynergy inthe pipeline
Studentpower
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CloggeddrainS CauSeof floodS
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Move delayed
By
Chong Loo Wah
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Gan Pei Ling
 
SHaH alaM:
Leaking and peeling ceil-ings, among other problems, have delayedthe Petaling District Land Oce’s move toits new building at Section U5, Shah Alam.“We’re very dissatised with the new build-ing’s condition,” said Sekinchan assemblymanNg Suee Lim, who inspected it recently.he building, which was completed in2009, is also ill-equipped with lack o securityacilities and inadequate urniture and parking spaces.Ng said the storeroom which would beused to store important documents like landtitles did not have sucient protection againstres and oods.“Te state would be at risk o sufering greatlosses in the event o an accident. Te build-ing’s warranty period ends this month so we’veasked the contractor to x the problems soon-est,” said Ng.o add insult to injury, the lop-sided landtransaction or the oce has already cost thestate millions.Te building’s problem was highlighted bycivil servants to the special select committeeon land and district oces headed by Ng.He added that the contractor was ap- pointed without open tender in 2004 toconstruct the new home or the Petaling District Land Oce and other local depart-ments by the previous administration.“We still don’t understand why the previ-ous administration wanted to move the Petal-ing Land District Oce rom its strategiclocation in Subang Jaya to a remote suburb inShah Alam,” said Ng.He said the move waslikely to inconvenience the public as the new oce isnot easily accessible com- pared to the current oce which is near KM andbus stations.In 2006, the BarisanNasional-led Governmentswapped 1.68ha o landthe Petaling Land DistrictOce is currently occupying in Subang Jayaor the new oce in Shah Alam.Gapurna Builders bore the constructioncost o RM24.6 million or the new oce andits adjacent our housing quarters or seniordistrict ocials in 4.51ha o state land.In return, the developer obtained 1.23hao land at Jalan Kemajuan SS16/1 and 0.45hao Land District Oce quarters along JalanSS19/2 estimated to be worth more than RM100million now.Ng said even thoughthe lands were worth lessin 2004, the manner in which the developer wasappointed and the landswap lacked transparencyand smacked o crony-ism.He added that the select committee on thedistrict and land oces would continue to probe and report their ndings to the StateAssembly.Te controversial deal was rst reportedby English daily
theSun
in 2006 and raisedagain in the State Assembly in 2009.Former Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Mo-hamad Khir oyo had reused to comment onthe issue when contacted by
Selangor Times 
.Te Social Welare Department has movedinto the new building but the Petaling LandDistrict Oce, Irrigation and Drainage De- partment, and Public Works Department willonly start to move in this month.Tey are expected to start operating in thenew oce in March. Te state may providebuses or taxpayers to reach the new oceuntil the public are amiliar with the newlocation.
 
 Volunteer fre fghters o Taman SriSerdang strike a pose beore theirtraining session. The multi-racialgroup has members ranging romages 18-56.
– Picture by Victor Chong
• Story on page 8
 
SELANGOR TIMES
 ⁄ January 7 – 9, 2011
 
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Kwait Fiac Hos is po to aoc that o Shah Alam bach has locat! Th mov symboliss a shift i o focs towas thtail a cosm smts, a with th bach’s fsh w appaac, o commitmt to povi yo with a v mo cociv
banking environment. Do drop by for an experience of the rened KFH today
.
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www.kfh.com.my
O w Shah Alam bach is ow at:
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