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    Menara UM NO falling down in parts

    Another natural Act of God according to the spokesman where part of the lightning arrestor comes falling down injuring motorists down under where one was killed http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp...919&sec=nation

    Another Semi Value statement is that periodical check was done according to CEO Adzmi Ariffin and what happened on Thursday night was a natural disaster. ?????

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    I doubt so much structures which are taken for granted like these are ever checked for integrity and safety. You think they going to pay for annual check of such things or even building external fixtures?..until they fall someday.
    Proper maintenance culture isn't a widespread culture here till something bad happen. I think it could have been prevented.
    Just think..people don't even bother looking at their own rooftop TV antenna till someday the TV reception is very bad.
    I recall long ago in the early 70's, the entire aluminum cladding on the face of a popular hotel building crashed onto the front road at Jln Bukit Bintang. 9 floors worth of aluminum cladding. It was catastrophic. They were so darned lucky no lives were lost or damage to vehicles in that very instant. I was told they were warned about it but did nothing. I don't think many remember this incident.

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    For a moment, I thought the whole building collapsed

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    I saw the TV just now, there's a huge hole in the ground. 7 vehicles were damaged in the process.

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    All it need is something heavy to fall onto a busy place and someone is gonna get hurt! This is 2013 and loads of people and traffic around. I reckon the probability of someone getting hurt is very high.
    Take shelter at some bus stand can kena lightning strike...not that its never happened before..

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    But the enginedeer is required to certify the safety of such building materials or designs before it kills anyone which could be you or me and a doggie named Boo.

    And who is the idiot who approved without safety in mind ? Just like at my restaurant at Subang where the top floor was equipped with a open air crane to store heavy duty equipment. Even the mean olde chef couldn't stopped the operation as I had told them to stop operating it whenever my shop is opened. but they just dun cared ubtil someone got hurt or until I lodge the polis repot and gets ADUN swung into action with MPSJ. But then they made a disappearing act!!! When the cat is away, the tikus comes up to play.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zinglicious View Post
    But the enginedeer is required to certify the safety of such building materials or designs before it kills anyone which could be you or me and a doggie named Boo.

    And who is the idiot who approved without safety in mind ? Just like at my restaurant at Subang where the top floor was equipped with a open air crane to store heavy duty equipment. Even the mean olde chef couldn't stopped the operation as I had told them to stop operating it whenever my shop is opened. but they just dun cared ubtil someone got hurt or until I lodge the polis repot and gets ADUN swung into action with MPSJ. But then they made a disappearing act!!! When the cat is away, the tikus comes up to play.
    Get real. Will the engineer certify this? I asked about the USJ6 structure and their spokes man said an audit on its safety had been done. Will all these companies pay big bucks to do safety audits?
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    KUALA LUMPUR: The structure that collapsed from the top of Menara Umno in Jalan Macalister during a storm on Thursday was a lightning arrestor and not a telecommunication tower as reported by the media......................

    Does it matters?

    Both can kill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naka View Post
    For a moment, I thought the whole building collapsed
    I see it has been rectified

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    It does matter if it is a lighting arrestor / rod or a telecommunications tower! Of course both can kill but if it is a lightining arrestor, it was the original part of the building construction and the responsibility lies with UMNO as the building owner...

    If it is a telecommunication tower, the owner could be either Maxis, Celcom or one of those Telcos and the approving body is the town council ie MPPP and the fingers will be pointed at Lim Guan Eng / DAP....

    There is a big difference for us people in Penang....

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    The UMNO Building along MacAlister Rd was officially opened on 2nd September 1998 by the then Prime Minister and UMNO President Tun (then Dato Seri) Mahathir.... and his deputy Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim. Both never spoke a word with each other except a simple smile and a handshake for the cameras.

    The next day back in Kuala Lumpur.... on 3rd September, Tun Dr Mahathir sacked his deputy....

    I used to frequent this building normally in the evening in 1998-2000 when I was based in Butterworth as I took my classes for my LLB external degree from London U here with a local college housed in the building. The teh tarek next door at the Pelita Nasi Kandar shop was good....

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    Quote Originally Posted by besitai2007 View Post
    Get real. Will the engineer certify this? I asked about the USJ6 structure and their spokes man said an audit on its safety had been done. Will all these companies pay big bucks to do safety audits?
    Even with accidents happened with falling beams to falling buildings.....Malaysians seem to forget fast as if nothing happens. Structural defects or deficiency is not in the code book of safety. Enginedeer certified that accidents happened because of Act of God.
    ( BTW, I believe the illegal crane ontoppa of my restaurant is still hanging there!!! )

    Meanwhile , there is a new high rise condo being built at the hilltop at Sri Bandar Damansara.

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    One thing that bothers me.

    Bernama reported: "Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission's (MCMC) Northern Regional Office head, Ahmad Nor Hisham Mohd Yusop said a visit to the scene found that the collapsed tower was a lightning arrestor that was cosmetically designed to reflect a more suitable appearance."

    Is it an antenna or a lightning arrestor dressed up to look like an antenna? Why dress it up and make it so tall? A lightning arrestor don't have to be so big.....

    Look at the example below:



    Compare the above with UMNO's "lightning arrestor":



    Why have a lightning arrestor that is cosmetically made to be so tall and with multiple discs that can catch strong winds? Ah well I am no architect or engineer!
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