Remember the 7 workers that were killed at the Jaya Supermarket during an 'unapproved' demolition of the building...well, finally it has been reported that 2 construction companies have been charged. But, my concern is with regard to the workers that died - were their families/dependents compensated for the unnecessary death...
Now, it is important for groups that are concerned about Human Rights, including the Bar Council, to pay special attention to this case. Maybe, watching briefs need to held by lawyers representing the families/dependents of the deceased workers - and when the companies have been found guilty, maybe a civil suit should be commenced against these companies for the loss of lives of these workers.
Wonder whether the Majlis Bandaraya Petaling Jaya (the PJ Local Council) and the Selangor State government is holding a watching brief in this case to ensure that justice is done....
PETALING JAYA: Two construction companies were separately charged in the Sessions Court here Tuesday with failing to meet safety standards over the collapse of the Jaya Supermarket.
Directors Yap Choon Wai, of CW Yap Sdn Bhd, and Jason Hee Kok Hing, of Lian Hup Earth Work and Construction Sdn Bhd, appeared on behalf of their companies and pleaded not guilty to the offences.
The offences were allegedly committed on May 28 last year, around 5pm, at the former Jaya Supermarket site along Jalan Semangat here.
One of Petaling Jaya's oldest landmarks, the building in Section 14, had been vacant since early 2008 as there were plans to redevelop the site.
The structure collapsed before demolition works could start, killing seven workers. - Star, 21/9/2010, Two construction companies charged with Jaya Supermarket collapse
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