All quotes from Safety of Abandoned projects in question
"The Cabinet decided recently to set up the committee following numerous complaints by the public on the dangers these buildings posed.... "amazes me that the machinery acknowledges public complaints. more amazing is that they are actually HEARD to be acting on the complaints."Many of these buildings have rusting tower cranes on the top which are in danger of toppling over.
Besides being an eye-sore, many of these buildings do not have adequate safety measures resulting in falling metal and materials causing injuries to passers-by and damaging vehicles. "
my greater concern is with regards ownership of liability for
land owners and developers are (supposedly) hauled up by local govts if their developments favour the breeding of the aedes mosquito."Abandoned buildings also pose a health hazard as they become breeding grounds for mosquitoes, besides turning into hideouts and shelters for drug addicts and vagrants. "
but what if they cannot be found and the land is under auction by banks or danaharta has taken over the baby?
don't banks and danaharta also owe the public and the nation a duty of care and an obligation to ensure that they are not party to the propogation of health hazards and unhealthy activities?
i propose that the media, both newsprint and tv, embark on a major campaign to highlight all the properties under the control of banks and danaharta which are sites to keep miles away from.
and they had better take immediate action cos the has been weather fortunately rather wet and the aedes is simply awaiting the rain to abate before venting out with vicious vengence.
remember, it takes umpteen years and tonnes of complaints before the cabinet can acknowledge the presence of a problem. and there after it takes a major project scale effort to make themselves heard to be doing something.
i have written on this topic to a daily tabloid many moons ago. u and i can only guess that it was not published cos they assume danaharta to be too sensitive a name to shame publicly. i can only reply, don't make and ass of u and me.