Gong Badak Stadium Roof Collapse (Atap Stadium Gong Badak Runtuh)

Dear readers,

I had just arrive at KL from Kuala Terengganu and I still do not have time to draft a new post myself. I need to help mum and my sisters clean the house. It became very dusty during our absence. I ‘borrow’ this post from Alam Akademik (a bookstore almost a century old)’s blog. If I could spare a few minutes tonight, I shall add a few more photos about the incident to my blog…

KUALA TERENGGANU (The Star): A sports meet involving staff of local universities starting tomorrow has been called off following the collapsed of a section of the roof at the new Gong Badak stadium.

The stace frame structure of the roof of the 50,000-seat stadium came crashing down at 8am.

There were no reported injuries among the 50-odd staff of the RM300mil stadium but a few cars that were parked underneath it were damaged.

Police have cordoned off the roads leading to the stadium.

Works Minister Datuk Shaziman Mansor is expected to inspect the stadium later today.

Batu Burok assemblyman Dr Syed Azman has called on the relevant authorities to investigate the incident.

The stadium was completed in the nick of time for the state to host the Malaysia Games in June last year.stadiumruntuh

(photo from http://buletinonline.net)

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The Star Update:

Works Ministry to probe Gong Badak stadium roof collapse (Update 4)

KUALA TERENGGANU: The roof of the just completed RM300mil Stadium Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin collapsed early Tuesday.

While no one was ingured and a few cars damaged, overall damage was estimated at RM35mil.

Works Minister Datuk Shaziman Mansor said his ministry would have no problems working with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission over the incident.

“The CIBD (Construction and Industrial Development Board) of the Ministry has been tasked to form an investigation team with certified architects to probe why this happened,” he said after visiting the site Tuesday.

He said that as the stadium, popularly known as the Gong Badak stadium, was just completed, the contractor, a South Korean firm, was still responsible for repair works.

“This incident has sullied Malaysia’s name abroad. It shouldn’t have happened,” he said.

Meanwhile, a sports meet involving staff of local universities starting Wednesday has been called off following the roof collapse.

The frame of the roof of the 20,000-seat stadium, popularly known as the Gong Badak Stadium, came crashing down at 8am. The worst damage was at the east wing.

There were no reported injuries among the 50-odd staff of the RM300mil stadium but a few cars that were parked underneath it were damaged.

Police have cordoned off the roads leading to the stadium.

Batu Burok assemblyman Dr Syed Azman has called on the relevant authorities to investigate the incident.

The stadium was completed in the nick of time for the state to host the Malaysia Games in June last year.

2 thoughts on “Gong Badak Stadium Roof Collapse (Atap Stadium Gong Badak Runtuh)

  1. Lucky no event was taking place at the said time .
    Malaysians are fuming over this gross wastage of taxpayer’s money ..when will this end … roof leaking , bridge cracking , building collapsing …the worst is ….is this just the tip of the iceberg with more to come ?

  2. Pingback: Gong Badak Stadium Roof Collapse – some additional photos « Aiman Amani’s Weblog

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