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Wednesday, September 26,
‘Transmission towers have to be 150m
away’ By HAMDAN RAJA ABDULLAH and MAZNI
MUAR: Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Seri Ong Ka
Ting yesterday clarified that all telecommunication transmission
towers should be located at least 150m from residential homes.
Speaking to reporters here, he pointed out that one newspaper
report stated that the distance was 500m while another reported it
as 50m, adding that both reports were wrong.
“I want to clarify the statement made in Penang as I don’t want
the local authorities to be confused with the allowed distance.
“According to a guideline issued by the ministry in 1996, any
transmission tower should be 150m away from residential homes,” he
said before attending an MCA Langkawi Project activity at Bukit Mor
Ong, who visited the Parit Jawa town earlier, also said local
authorities would continue to supervise garbage collection and
disposal within their jurisdictions.
In Ipoh, the city council wants the Energy, Communication and
Multimedia Ministry to come out with standard guidelines for the
installation of telecommunication transmission towers.
Datuk Bandar Datuk Talaat Husain said the existing guidelines
issued by the ministry were vague and did not give a clear
indication as to the type or the minimum height of buildings allowed
to for the installation of the towers.
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