Wednesday, 8 October 2014


From: Sheikh Moqhtar *********************
Date: 29 September 2014 19:14:53 GMT+8
To: Rajiv Rishyakaran <>
Cc: ******************************************************
Subject: Re: Substitute rescue pit

Dear YB Rajiv and All Concerned Residents

I have had the opportunity to be a witness of the poor sewage construction works of Mangkubumi for the last 4- 5 months, highlighting their poor and shoddy laying of sewerage pipes via pipe jack methods which have left Road 14/15A damaged , gates and concrete fences and internal foundation of houses in this cul- de- sac Road cracking and damaged , residents experiencing noise pollution, inhaling toxic diesel fumes generated from huge machinery resting by the road side in conflict with EIA guidelines for three months , draining of underground water into the drains even up till now although the machinery and workers have left the work site and drains all clogged up and looking messy and in a shitty state.

As late as last week my neighbour's automated gates just collapsed as they were shutting the doors behind them. What lies ahead of us is indeed frightening? All in the so called excuse of the Mangkubumi development or the D47 Greater KL project sanctioned by the Government. How the state of things will be line in future is a hefty Question mark,  more so as it has not even been commissioned or put on trial run. The stretch from Entrance of Road 14/15A to the pithole near Road 14/32 was halted because of a boulder/ huge rock along Road 14/15 and now excavation works and sheet piling to remove the underground boulder is in progress so as allow the pipe jack activities to be activated again. The earth in this part of Road 14/15A remained exposed during the night and traffic poorly manned and news has it that some machine got stuck in the process as there are telecom cables and Syabas water pipes laid just below the road. The boulder is located at 30ft depth, if I am not mistaken.

Was this communicated in the dialogue on the D47 development? The line is now being moved from the originally approved lines.  Definitely  a big NO! But who is even calling to explain to the poor residents living along this stretch of pipe jacking activity of the safety and health issues. Who? MBPJ  has a duty of care to all residents in the affected area. When it comes to rates collection , they are super fast but not when the interest and safety of residents are at stake.

So YB Rajiv, is it all good to just call for the issuance of MBPJ compound against Mangkubumi who's been issued on so many occasions because of this development in the D47 work area? YB may wish to affirm this with MBPJ. To Mangkubumi the paying of summonses is pittance. Should we not the least be entitled to a second briefing and explanation as to why there has been such a protracted delay in the laying of underground pipes in this worksite? And what additional safety and health concerns had been put in place to safeguard the interest and security of the poor residents living along Jalan 14/15 and Lorong 14/15A???

I do not think it is fair to say the least that it is a Federal project and that remedial lines can't be put in place if it becomes apparent that the interest and safety of residents as well as road users are at stake.

Appreciate your kind action on this subject matter.

Thanking you in anticipation .

Best regards
* Lorong **/***
46100 Petaling Jaya
Selangor Darul Ehsan.