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Ministry to seek clarification on 'unsafe' stadium claims

Last Update: 16/09/2019

TEMERLOH, Sept 16  -- The Ministry of Youth and Sports (KBS) will seek clarification regarding claims that 13 stadiums across the country did not have a code compliance certificate (CCC).

Its Deputy Minister Steven Sim Chee Keong said the ministry would need to gather more information before it could take the necessary actions to resolve the problem.

"We need to look into the matter first with the management of the respective stadiums, as well as with the fire department about what happened," he told reporters here today.

Sim was met after officiating the closing ceremony of the 2019 Malaysian Silat Cekak Harimau Open at Dewan Tun Razak here today, involving 601 exponents from 44 local and foreign teams.

Local media today reported that 13 stadiums around the country were deemed ‘unsafe’ because they did not have a CCC, otherwise known as a certificate of fitness (CF).

The report quoted the Malaysian Fire and Rescue Department’s fire safety division building safety certification section chief Datuk Zamri Che Din as saying that the buildings were over 20 years old, and had failed to comply with safety features pertaining to the CCC.

Zamri said the CCC was important to ensure that a building had the optimum set of safety features, including in terms of wiring, security exits and early fire prevention.

Meanwhile, commenting on the silat championship today, Sim said he hoped such competitions could be expanded and enhanced for the development of the martial art which was synonymous with the Malay archipelago.




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