DOSH expected to charge those responsible for Jaya Supermarket collapse

KUALA LUMPUR: The Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) does not intend to reveal the contents of a report on the Jaya Supermarket building collapse in Petaling Jaya, which killed seven Indonesian workers, to the public.

Deputy Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Seri Lajim Ukim said DOSH would use the findings in the  confidential documents to charge those responsible for the tragedy.

"The report of the investigations on the Jaya Supermarket collapse in Section 14, Petaling Jaya on May 28, 2009, was prepared by the committee set up to investigate the collapse and comprises reports prepared other agencies like DOSH and has been classified as official secret under the Official Secrets Act 1972 (Act 88)," he said.

Lajim was answering a question by Hee Loy Sian (PKR-Petaling Jaya Selatan) in the Dewan Rakyat on March 22, who wanted to know about the report and who was responsible for the tragedy.

He added that DOSH was in the process of charging those responsible for the tragedy and that the reports were in the final stage at the Attorney General's Chambers. -- Bernama
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