New civil defence HQ not ready for opening day

KUALA LUMPUR: The new headquarters of the Civil Defence Force was scheduled to begin operations today, but the building was not ready. The building was incomplete.

The chief commissioner of the civil defence, Roslan Wahab said the contractors had been repeatedly told to complete the building’s infrastructure.

“Today for the first time in APM’s history, we are forced to hold an official event outdoors when it should be done in our new headquarters.

“I don’t know what to say to the contractors as they pledged to hand over our headquarters, but failed to do so,” he said.

He expressed his dismay to reporters after opening a Civil Defence Force skills training course at the headquarters in Sungai Merab here today.

The new headquarters replaces the building at Jalan Padang Tembak, Kuala Lumpur, which will be handed over to the Kuala Lumpur district defence office after being in operation since 1952.