Thursday, August 25, 2005

Environmental Pollution Hotline

Complaints pertaining to environmental pollution - that's open burning, raw sewage and toxic effluents flowing into river system, illegal forest clearing, etc. - can be made via a simple phone-call to the Department of Environment Office's HQ Control Room in Putrajaya. They're open 7.00 a.m. to 11.30 p.m. daily inclusive of weekends and public holidays.

Hunting Line : 03-88858200
Complaints Line: 03-88891972
Fax: 03-88891973/75
JASLINE :1-800-88-2727

Fire Department (they take Open Burning complaints, too): 8888-0336

Monday, August 22, 2005

MPAJ Aduan (Complaint) Website

Need mosquito fogging in your neighborhood? Clogged drains? Contruction work going on at night? Just click onto this website to put in your complaints, air your greivances, offer feedback, etc. and MPAJ will get onto it.

You'll have to register but it's worth it. Someone from MPAJ calls me within a day to look into my matters.

Friday, August 19, 2005

Council issues stop-work order in Ampang Jaya

from the Malay Mail


The Ampang Jaya Municipal Council has slapped a stop-work order on a hillslope housing project next to Jalan 2/3 in Ampang Jaya.

Its president, Ahmad Shafii Saidin, said the order was issued last week after the developer was found to have carried out slope stabilising work illegally.

"The developer did not seek the council’s approval," he said.

The council investigated the matter following complaints from residents.

Ahmad Shafii said the developer, in a meeting with the council, said they had obtained approval for the work from the Forestry Department.

"But they did not get our permission, thus it is illegal," he said.

He added that the council had asked the developer to submit its application for work.

"The council also instructed the developer to repair and strengthen the retention pond at the foot of the hill to prevent clogging and landslips," Ahmad Shafii said.

The developer had also been ordered to remove all the earth, dumped at the foot of the hill.

On the slope stabilising work, he said the council would also obtain feedback from Ikram Berhad, the Geo-science Department and Public Works Department before approving the developer’s application.

"If it is approved, the developer will have to do the work all over again according to Ikram’s specifications," he said, adding that the council would closely monitor the work.