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Monday, December 16, 2002

<font size="+1">Worries over badly built basketball court</font>

Residents of USJ13 are unhappy over the construction of a basketball court on the field in front of SMK USJ13.

They claimed that the construction was not following specifications and the shoddy work would cause problems for the residents in the future.

“This piece of land is slightly tilted. If the level of the basketball court is not raised, it will trap water and become flood-prone,” said USJ13 Rukun Tetangga chairman, Wira Osman.

He said residents had asked the contractor to raise the court’s level but their requests were ignored.

Another resident, who claimed to have been in the construction line for almost 30 years and wished to be known only as David, said the foundation of the basketball court was not compact enough to be safe.

“The ground is undulating because the materials they use are not of good quality.

“This will pose a danger to our children who will be using the basketball court frequently,” he said.

He added that the thickness of the foundation was not consistent, and this would cause the ground to crack in the future.

The residents pointed out that the contractor also constructed another 10 basketball courts in USJ.

Some of them, like the one in USJ6, were often waterlogged when it rained, and the contractor would only patch up the cracks that appeared after downpours.

The residents added that the uneven ground might cause their children to fall and injure themselves.

Petaling chief assistant district officer Mazalan Md Noor said he would look into the matter and consider the residents’ request.