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DBKL to seal PPR units if residents found littering from upper floors

Raja Nong Chik (left) providing financial assistance to Sathiasilan over the death of his youngest son, S. Satiswaran. — Picture by Jerry ChoongRaja Nong Chik (left) providing financial assistance to Sathiasilan over the death of his youngest son, S. Satiswaran. — Picture by Jerry ChoongKUALA LUMPUR, Jan 16 — The Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) will impound the People’s Housing Project (PPR) units if the residents are found to have been littering or throwing any object from upper floors.

Its Community Development and Urban Wellbeing Department director, Wan Mohammad Ghazali Nor said DBKL had issued notices over the matter to all PPR residents in the federal capital before this as such an issue was not new.

“We are aware of such incidents (littering), and that it cannot be left unaddressed. Hence, the DBKL has issued notices to all PPR residents to take note on the cases of littering and throwing out of objects.

“After this, DBKL will reissue stern warnings... DBKL will detect the owner of the PPR unit and take a stern action to the extent of impounding the house, if such a case recurs,” he said.

Wan Mohammad Ghazali said this when visiting the family of 15-year-old S. Sathiswaran, who died yesterday after being struck by an office chair believed to have been hurled from the upper floor of Seri Pantai PPR flat in Pantai Dalam, here today.

Also present were Deputy Federal Territories Minister Datuk Dr Loga Bala Mohan and Lembah Pantai Umno division chief Datuk Seri Raja Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abidin.

He said DBKL would also install safety nets at each PPR block the soonest possible to minimise the risk of accident due to the residents’ habit of hurling things out.

“At the moment, there are 72 PPRs and public housing (projects) in the federal capital with 13 of them have been identified by the police as (littering) ‘hotspots’.

“The installation of safety nets can protect the public from being hit by trash or any object from above,” he added. — Bernama

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