With so huge news coverage, the developers of surrouding areas at Bukit Cahaya finally bring to justice. Justice? The 4 developers where fined RM132,000 in total. From RM2,000 to up to RM50,000 respectively. Sigh. . . After this? they promise to plant trees and hillslopes and monitor bla, bla, bla and the projects? Will continue. What an RM50K to multi millions projects? If we see the following violation fines, nobody will care unless severe steps taken.
1. Failure to adhere to conditions in an EIA report concerning a housing and commercial project. The offence carries a fine of up to RM100,000 or five years’ jail or both under the Environment Quality Act 1974.
2. Carrying out land development work without prior approval from the Municipal Council. The offence is in violation of the Street, Drainage and Building Act 1974, which carries a fine of up to RM50,000, five years’ jail or both.
3. Failure to carry out land works in accordance with specifications by the council, including constructing a retention pond.The offence was in violation of the council’s by-laws and carries a fine of up to RM2,000.