KUALA LUMPUR – Members of the public who were going about their business at the Ministry of Home Affairs Complex in Jalan Duta were surprise to see cracks appearing on an area measuring nine square metres in the foyer of the building.
Kuala Lumpur Fire and Rescue Department assistant director Azizan Ismail said the incident which occurred around 3.30pm yesterday afternoon was believed to be caused by changes in soil temperature below the floor area, due to climate change.
“Several members of the Sri Hartamas Fire Station arrived at the complex at 4.11pm to carry out an inspection and found the building to be safe for occupation,” he said in a statement here.
He said the building was still under the building contractor’s five-year warranty period.
“The building has only been occupied for four years and based on interviews with ministry officials, the contractor will repair the damage,” he said. – Bernama