Submit report of defects of court complex, parliament etc to Parliament, 30.5.2007.
DAP National Deputy Chairman and MP for Kepong Dr Tan Seng Giaw insists that the Government present a full report to Parliament on the defects such as leakages of the new court complex, public buildings in Putrajya and parliament building. There must be a full enquiry, not just media conference as exemplified by the Minister in the Prime Minister's Department, Dato' Seri Mohamed Nazri Tan Sri Abdul Aziz
On 29 May, 2007, Dr Tan referred to the media conference by Dato' Seri Nazri with Johari, the Chief Executive Officer of Joharwaki Sdn Bhd, the main contractor for the new court complex in Kuala Lumpur.
The day before, Nazri met Johari in Parliament, stating in the media conference that the latter had apologized for the defects of the court complex, the piping contractor used plastic corks for the taps instead of metal corks, the complaint about the piping contractor to construction Industry Development Board (CIDB), the warranty period for the court complex ended in February 2008, the Government still owed the contractor RM 60 million and there was no need for the certficate of fitness for occupation (CFO) and so forth.
Parliament wants the Government to enquire into the series of defects for the new court complex, public buildings in Putrajaya and the parliament building. After sepending RM 90 million to renovate parliament building recently, why are there defects? As tens of billions have been used, why do the buildings for Immigration Department and the Ministry of Entrepreneur Development and Cooperatives show defects?
The Auditor-General heads an Enquiry Committee on public buildings in Putrajya. Its scope can be expanded to the court complex. Obviously, the House Committee should be responsible for investigating the defects of the parliament building.
Apparently, the new court complex costs RM270 millionn. on an area of 97,337 square metres. There are 28 high court rooms, 21 session court rooms, 26 magistrate court rooms and two family court rooms. Works on the comlpex started in January, 2001 and completed in February 2007. It has been in use since March, 2007.
From 30 April, 2007 to 25 May, 2007, there were at least nine incidents at the court complex, such as the falling of ceiling, the bursting of pipes, the cracking of walls and the accumulation of water in the filing room. These cannot be solved by the above-stated media conference.
Dr Tan Seng Giaw