MBSJ sets claim scheme for wrecked properties

Members of MBSJ’s Emergency Response Team and contractors removing fallen trees after a downpour. — Filepic

Mayor: House and vehicle owners can seek compensation for damage caused by fallen trees

SUBANG Jaya residents faced with property and vehicles damage due to fallen trees on public roads can file for compensation from Subang Jaya City Council (MBSJ).

Those affected by fallen trees on private land, however, are not eligible for compensation.

Subang Jaya mayor Datuk Mohd Fauzi Mohd Yatim said MBSJ would forward the applications to the relevant insurance companies for checking and to issue the compensation.

“Residents will need to submit several documents such as photographs of the incident and property deeds when filing their applications,” he said in a press conference after chairing the city council’s full board meeting.

Earlier, Mohd Fauzi said MBSJ expected to maintain some 15,000 trees in its jurisdiction this year.

As of May, he said the city council had maintained about 8,000 trees, with another 7,000 expected to be trimmed by the year-end.

“MBSJ has also completed maintenance works for high-risk trees in seven areas.

“Such works are ongoing in 13 other areas and are expected to be completed in July,” he said, adding that MBSJ would monitor and maintain high-risk trees in another 20 areas.

Mohd Fauzi also told reporters that the city council would roll out its new assessment tax rate on Jan 1, 2025.

“We expect our new property valuation to be gazetted on June 13 and after that, we will start issuing notices to owners who will have 36 days to file appeals against the new rate.”

On slope stabilisation works in Taman Wawasan, Puchong, Mohd Fauzi advised owners of the nine affected terrace houses to avoid going to the area to prevent untoward incidents near the construction site.

He assured them that MBSJ personnel would attend on-site meetings and update the residents from time to time.

On the flood mitigation project in front of IOI Mall Puchong, he said the Drainage and Irrigation Department (DID) would start deepening works downstream of Sungai Klang next month.

When announcing the latest dengue statistics, Mohd Fauzi said in the 21st epidemiological week, MBSJ recorded 4,736 cumulative dengue cases – a 52% increase from 3,116 cases recorded in the same week last year.

A total of nine hotspots and five localities with uncontained outbreaks were also identified.

During his closing address, Mohd Fauzi announced that this would be his last time chairing MBSJ’s full board meeting as he would clock in as Shah Alam mayor on June 4.


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