LAST_UPDATESat, 23 Jun 2018 10am

Inflammable Materials Usually Installed After Inspection, Says Noh Omar

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PUTRAJAYA: Owners of buildings who think they have illegal polythene cladding have been urged to contact the nearest Fire and Rescue Department (FRD). Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Minister Tan Sri Noh Omar today said this could prevent prevent potential disasters or tragedies from occurring.

Confirming that the use of illegal "polystyrene foam" cladding had caused the fire at the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) office on Jalan Gasing, Petaling Jaya, he said the FRD can't be expected to conduct spot checks on every building in the country.

"The FRD gives its approval for buildings after initial inspections. However, the proprietors of these buildings later conduct certain renovations to enhance the building's looks and install flammable materials such as these without going through the FRD," he told reporters at the ministry, here, today.

- theSun