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Sue the company if it still fails to repair the damaged road due to the sewer upgrade – Mayor of Ipoh

By Aida Aziz

IPOH: The Ipoh City Council (MBI) will take legal action by suing the company responsible for the damage to the roads around the city, following the sewerage upgrade project being carried out.

The mayor of Ipoh, Datuk Rumaizi Baharin insisted that the action will be taken if the company still fails to pay off the repair work on the badly affected road.

He also said that his side had sent a notice to the company at the end of May and they had been given 28 days to take appropriate action.

“We (MBI) have already sent the company a notice to repair the road that was badly affected and damaged due to the sewage levee project carried out there.

“If they still can’t fix it, then we will sue. So far there has been no action but we have given 28 days to take action, if there is no answer then we will sue.

“After that we will repair it ourselves and will find allocations and re-pave the road, indeed that is in the planning.

“Actually, there are many other roads affected around Ipoh, not only on Jalan Raja Ashman Shah but also on Jalan Tambun,” he said.

Rumaizi was met at the MBI Education Zakat Distribution Ceremony in collaboration with Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB), here on Friday.

Also present was the General Manager of TNB Perak, Datuk Ir Sharuddin Mohd Simin.

He said this to reporters as he commented on the issue of roads that have been badly affected, especially on Jalan Raja Ashman Shah, near Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital.

In fact, road users often complain that the road is bumpy and uneven also can endanger the public who use it.

On January 18, the media reported that road users in Ipoh had to wait for six months before Jalan Raja Ashman in front of Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital was repaired.

Rumaizi said the road was involved in a sewerage upgrade project by the company and was scheduled to be completed in the middle of this year.

Earlier in the ceremony, MBI received a zakat distribution amounting to RM60,000 from TNB.

MBI and TNB have established cooperation through the ‘wakallah zakat fisabilillah’ program, which distributes the zakat to 60 MBI employees whose children are still in school or continuing their studies.

Each of those who are eligible will receive a one-off grant of RM1,000 to cover the needs and expenses for their children’s schooling and studies.

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