Friday, September 14, 2001
Towering worry for residentsTHE presence of two
telecommunication transmission towers above a shoplot unit in the
commercial area of Taman Putera, Seri Kembangan, is worrying
Several of them have complained of health problems since the
transmission towers were put up in March and the second one earlier
One of the residents, Dr Sua
Chong Keh, claimed that the towers belonged to two telecommunication
The two towers atop the
“We want to know whether the structures were put up with the
approval of the authorities,” said Dr Sua, who is also a City Hall
advisory board member.
Seri Kembangan is under the jurisdiction of the Subang Jaya
Dr Sua, whose house is located behind the shop-lot, claimed that
there had also been three minor explosions.
It is learnt that the owner of the shoplot was being paid between
RM1,500 and RM2,000 monthly “as rental to house the transmission
Dr Sua said he was told that transmission units could be erected
on top of buildings in commercial areas but they should be some
distance away from the nearest residential unit.
“But the towers are only about 50ft from the nearest house.
“Residents are worried about any untoward incident happening,’’
He said if the towers were legally erected, then the contractors
should show the development order from the council.
He said although such structures were usually approved in
commercial areas, the two towers were too close to the residential
He said the contractors should have consulted the residents first
before put-ting up the structures.
Another resident, Yap King Kun, said since the towers were put
up, he had been coughing constantly.
“I also have a nauseating feeling.
“But I feel well when I am out of the house,’’ he added.
Another resident, Tan Kai Soon, also complained of health
“The towers should be removed if they are illegal,’’ he added.