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National 7 Januari THE MALAY MAIL, MONDAY, JUNE 23,

All found to be out of order

A GOTONG-ROYONG to service and clean the water hydrants at the Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM) Berhad long houses in Pantai Dalam, Kuala Lumpur, yesterday produced a shock-none of the hydrants were functioning.

A team of voluntary fire fighting personnel from Jalan San Peng could not locate the square concrete boxes containing the keys and bars which are needed to operate the hydrant.

At least three of the hydrants servicing the long houses in Bukit Pantai Dalam were checked and all were without keys and bars.

The fire fighting team had initially tried to clear the earth and debris surrounding one of the hydrant in the hope locating the box.

They used water from a fire engine which was deployed to the site.

After clearing the site and failing to locate the box, they then dug around the hydrant and even then, there was no box.

The team then checked the other two hydrants and both had no keys and bars.

A senior volunteer official said he would submit a report on the missing concrete boxes to the Fire Services Department.

He also urged the residents to lodge reports with the police and the department.

A resident said the safety of the longhouse occupants are at stake especially if a fire breaks out.

The gotong-royong project yesterday was held in conjunction with the Olympics Day organized by Malaysian Olympics Council.

It was launched by Lembah Pantai MP Datuk Shahrizat Jalil, who is also the parliamentary  secretary to the Youth and Sports Ministry.


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