TONTON ASTRO AWANI

PENGUNJUNG SETIA

03 Mac 2010

OCCUPY NEW BASES QUICKLY TO DETECT DEFECTS, POLICEMEN TOLD

TANGKAK: Newly-constructed police beat bases should be occupied quickly so that any defect can be detected as soon as possible.

The Home Ministry’s chief assistant secretary (project division) Che Murad Sayang Ramjan said this would allow measures to be taken immediately to rectify the defects.

“We can get the contractors to resolve the problem,” he said before presenting the key to the Parit Bunga police beat base to Ledang police chief Supt Harun Idris yesterday.

Che Murad also said new buildings had a warranty period of about one year and any construction defect should be referred to the contractor within this time.

He warned that action could be taken against contractors who failed to deliver their projects as scheduled or carried out sloppy work, including being fined or even blacklisted.

Supt Harun said he hoped that the two police beat bases – one in Parit Bunga and the other in Bukit Kangkar – would help boost the morale of police personnel.

He said for more than 15 years, the Parit Bunga beat base was located in a rented house but now, there was a spacious building with a four-unit apartment block nearby.

He said the bases cost about RM3.8mil and that another base would be built in Kesang, which would serve the residents in Sungai Mati.

SOURCE: THE STAR, 03 MARCH 2010

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