‘Dismantle AES in Kajang’

SHAH ALAM: A notice had been sent to the Road Transport Department (JPJ) asking it to dismantle the two Automated Enforcement System (AES) cameras installed in Kajang.

State executive councillor Ronnie Liu said the Kajang Municipal Council (MPKj) had told JPJ to remove the cameras within 14 days, after which the council would dismantle the structures itself.

“In the Local Government Act, any structure built on land, regardless if it belongs to an individual, organisation or government agency, must obtain a development order from the local council,” he told reporters yesterday.

Liu said he did not have the exact date of the notice sent to JPJ, but said neither JPJ, the AES contractors nor the Transport Ministry had applied to MPKj to instal the AES cameras.
At the Selangor Economic Action Council meeting last week, the state government decided to reject the implementation of AES in the state.

Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim said JPJ had failed to obtain permission from the local councils for the construction of the structures.

Meanwhile, Liu said the state government had agreed to foot the bill for the construction of the third Klang bridge instead of waiting for an allocation from the Federal Government.

“The state has RM2.5bil in reserves, and the Mentri Besar has agreed to set aside RM300mil to build the third bridge to complement Jambatan Kota and Jambatan Musaeddin.

“The bridge will be built by the Public Works Department (JKR) and the cost will be borne by the state,” he said.

The 2.5km bridge was initially proposed at a cost of RM230mil in March 2008.

Source From : The Star
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