SANDAKAN: Following an integrated enforcement operation by the Malaysian building Industry Development Board (CIDB) Sandakan branch alongside relevant agencies at a building site in Jalan Batu Sapi, here, on Tuesday, a total of 15 warnings for various offenses were given.
37 participants from various organizations, including CIDB, Sandakan Municipal Council, Sandakan Area Health Office, Department of Manpower (JTK), Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM), and Academy of Building Malaysia, participated in the operation, which started at 9 a.m., under the direction of CIDB Sandakan branch Manager Poul Joannes.
Among the warnings given out were those for hiring people without credentials and a green card.
Additionally, CIDB advised them to visit the CIDB Office for additional research.
The Sandakan Area Health Office has issued a notification in accordance with the Destruction of Disease-Carrying Insects Act 1975 due to the discovery of larvae breeding in the sewer pipe.
JTK has issued a notification under Section 43 of the National Wage Consultation Council Act for non-payment of minimum wage, as well as under Section 4(2) for failure to maintain a copy of the employee register on the premises. In addition, SSM has issued multiple notifications for the failure to display the company’s name and registration number, along with prohibition notices for various other offenses.
“The enforcement primarily focuses on several CIDB Acts, including Act 520, which pertains to Contractor Registration (Section 25), Contractor Obligations (Section 34B(1)), Levy Payment (Section 34), Construction Personnel (Section 33), Accreditation of Skilled Workers Construction (Section 33A(1)), and Construction Materials (Section 33D(1)). These acts fall within the jurisdiction of the same agencies involved in this operation,” he further explained.
During the operation, one main contractor who was inspected was found to be registered with CIDB, and the levy payment has been duly settled.
Furthermore, CIDB conducted inspections on seven local workers and 31 foreign workers as part of the same operation.