Selangor Journal
A bulldozer is used during the operation to demolish unauthorised buildings on the roadside in SS13, Subang Jaya, on June 6, 2023. — Picture by MOHD YUSNI ARIFFIN/SELANGORKINI

MBSJ step up efforts to demolish illegal structures in commercial areas

By Siti Rohaizah Zainal

SUBANG JAYA, June 6 — The Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MBSJ) will boost its continuous operations to demolish illegal structures in commercial areas.

Citing the operations in SS15 and USJ1 as an example, MBSJ Corporate and Strategic Management director Muhammad Azli Miswan said the demolishing of illegal structures built in the said areas was carried out following complaints that the structures were blocking the drainages, obstructing the water flow.

“We have identified various locations, such as SS15 and USJ1, where owners or tenants of commercial buildings have added unauthorised structure that disrupts the water flow. We don’t want the situation to worsen, especially during the rain.

“MBSJ doesn’t only focus on residential areas, but also on all areas that disrupt residents and conduct business activities on government land,” he told SelangorKini when met after the operation to demolish illegal structures at Pangsapuri SS13, here today.

Muhammad Azli further stressed that MBSJ maintains a non-compromising stance and carries out actions without favouring any particular group.

“When we receive complaints, we respond to them immediately and take appropriate action, demonstrating our commitment to impartiality. MBSJ maintains transparency in its enforcement measures, but there may be delays as the offenders try to hide from enforcement,” he said.

Earlier, an illegal truck workshop was also demolished behind SS13/1 apartments following complaints of illegal land encroachment on government-owned properties, said Muhammad Azli.

“Hence, MBSJ took action to demolish the illegally operating truck workshop, which has been in operation for several years, and it was understood that the residents were threatened not to report it to the local authorities.

“MBSJ immediately issued notices under the Street, Drainage and Building Act 1974 (Act 133), but we gave them time to clean up before we demolished it,” he said.

Muhammad Azli also advised residents not to construct any buildings or engage in businesses on government-owned land.

“After this operation, we will seek cooperation from KDEB Waste Management (KDEBWM) and monitoring by the Department of Environment to clean up waste and construction debris to avoid any impact on the residents,” he said.

During a demolition operation today earlier today, MBSJ dismantled an unlawful truck workshop, a storage facility, a garage, and a chicken coop, while also confiscating a Roll-On Roll-Off (RORO) dumpster.

The operation was carried out in collaboration with the Petaling Land and District Office and the police.

On May 29, MBSJ issued demolition notices to the vehicle workshop and seized six multipurpose vehicles (MPV), one truck, and several workshop-related items.

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