Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Royal Commission of Inquiry for 7 workers who were killed in 'unapproved' demolition work of Jaya Supermarket building - Petaling Jaya, Selangor??

In the end of May 2009, in Petaling Jaya, Selangor (a Pakatan Rakyat governed State), 7 people ...workers lost their life, and I wonder whether the will be any Royal Commission of Inquiry...or any Inquiry into the death of the 7.

Remember, the construction company (the employer) started demolition works without the requisite approval from the Department of Occupational Safety and Health(DOSH) - and apparently, with the approval of the local council.

Is there any investigation going on?

The 7 deceased workers - what are their names? Have their family been compensated? Etc..

Oh, you appointed (not-elected) Local Councillors of PJ... MB and government of Selangor -- Minister of Labour (in charge of approvals, employments, SOCSO/Workers Compensation) from the UMNO led-BN Federal government - UPDATE us....

This is Malaysia - and we do have the tendency of not being bothered about the 'small' people - the workers, the peasants, the poor - Sweep it under the carpet - that is the way things are done here. Is the Pakatan Rakyat any different?

The bodies of all seven workers trapped in the rubble of the collapsed Jaya Supermarket building here have been recovered.

The last three were pulled out yesterday, said Petaling Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Arjunaidi Mohamed.

On Thursday, the five-storey portion of the supermarket building collapsed right to the basement, where the car park was located, during demolition work. - Star, 31/5/2009, Bodies of all seven trapped workers found


The Department of Occupational Safety and Health did not give approval for the demolition of the Jaya Supermarket in Petaling Jaya, said Human Resources Minister Datuk Dr S. Subrama-niam.

He said the developers had a demolition permit from the local authority and while they had applied for the department’s approval, they did not obtain it when they started the demolition work.

Dr Subramaniam said the department began its investigations on Monday and it would take about two weeks to complete. - Star, 3/6/2009, Jaya Supermarket demolition done without approval


This is a really old story - why bring it up again? Well, we have to because if not 'they' may 'cover-it-up' and the victims will not get justice, and the wrong-doers will get off scot-free. We, who want answers, must persist and repeatedly knock at the doors until finally we will get some answers...

See also earlier posts:-

Jaya Supermarket Collapse: 7 Workers dead - Is there a 'cover-up'?


PJ Local Council's responsibility in the death of 7 Jaya Supermarket incident cannot be ignored...


Jaya Supermarlet Demolition tragedy :- Pictures reveal 'mistakes' that resulted in 7 dead workers


Worker Safety is not a BN priority - Occupational Safety and Health is no more important - 90% Transportation Companies...90% Estates..



746 workers died in industrial accidents in Malaysia in 2008

1 comment:

Felix Chesterfield said...

Has anyone ever used D.H. Griffin for Demolition, construction, or site development?