from the Malay Mail
HARNY ABU KHAIR
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 18
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.