THE Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) has slapped
developer Active Heights Sdn Bhd with its fourth compound notice for causing
another mud flood in Seri Kembangan.
The latest incident on Sunday night caused a torrent of mud to flow into
the Seri Kembangan Commercial Centre at Section 2, Taman Bukit Serdang.
Council president Adnan Mohd Ikhsan was at the scene after being informed
of the incident.
The absence of a retaining wall and a collapsed earth bund built by the
developer for the hilltop project behind the Seri Pinang Apartments has been
blamed for the mud flood that also damaged cars and motorcycles parked
Broken bund: The retention pond does not work as it is
supposed to, thanks to a broken bund.
Active Heights was issued three RM25,000 compounds for last year's mud
floods that riled residents, commercial lot owners and business operators
alike. The developer faces a heftier fine if certain conditions are not met
Seri Kembangan assemblyman Datuk Liew Yuen Keong said the developer was
required to build a 0.5ha retention pond and a 3m drain to prevent future
incidents. Closed turf was also supposed to be used to cover exposed earth
“MPSJ held a meeting on Monday afternoon with various council
departments, the Drainage and Irrigation Department, Housing Board, the Seri
Pinang Residents Association, the Public Works Institute of Malaysia (Ikram)
and the developer to propose short and long-term measures to prevent future
Clean-up crew: Construction workers helping to clear
the mud and dirt left behind after the incident.
“This includes a study on the soil erosion and soil tests. The developer
was also instructed to clear the mud from the affected areas and to
compensate residents whose vehicles were damaged,” said Liew who is also a
“If the developer fails to meet the necessary requirements within a
certain time frame, the company will be issued a stop-work order or face
action under the Street, Building and Drainage Act which carries a compound
Other hillside development projects under the municipality will also be
kept under close watch.