Contractor fined for not registering with CIDB
by Anthony Joseph, email@example.com. Posted on July 17, 2012, Tuesday
MIRI: The Sessions Court in Miri yesterday fined a construction contractor RM4,000, in default two months’ jail, for carrying out construction work without registering with the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB).
The contractor, represented by a lawyer, pleaded guilty to the offence under Section 25 (1) of the Construction Industry Development Board Act 1994, punishable under Section 29 of the same Act.
The indictment carries a maximum RM50,000 fine upon conviction.
The Miri-based contractor pleaded guilty to building staff quarters and workshop for a plantation in Lubai Tengah in Limbang without licence from the board.
The case was presented by Dayang Aezzy Liman from CIDB headquarters in Kuala Lumpur before Judge Awang Kerisnada Awang Mahmud.
Meanwhile, the court issued a warrant of arrest for another Miri-based contractor who did not attend the court hearing yesterday.
That contractor had done construction work for shop lots in Lutong without registering with the board on Feb 20, 2012.
Dayang Aezzy said the contractor was found out during site inspection by officers from the board.
“We are taking this matter seriously as it is a matter of safety of the end-users and the building as whole,” she said when approached after the court session here yesterday.
She said unlicenced contractors have a tendency to employ unqualified or unregistered workers and use building materials unapproved by the board, thus endangering end-users and jeopardising the quality and standard of the building during and after construction.
Yesterday’s case was the first of that nature in the state.