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KUALA TERENGGANU: A plan to set up a state-level committee to investigate the collapse of the Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin Stadium roof has been shot down by the deputy prime minister.

Menteri Besar Datuk Ahmad Said said Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin had advised him that there was no need to form an investigative committee in Terengganu as the one set up at the federal level would suffice.

“So, there will be no committee on our side. As advised by the deputy prime minister, it is best that only one committee probe the matter.”

A huge portion of the space frame roofing of the stadium, which was the main venue of the Malaysia Games (Sukma) last year, collapsed on June 2.

There were no casualties.
Following the incident, the state government had planned to form a committee to probe the collapse but a similar committee was also formed by the Works Ministry.

Works Minister Datuk Shaziman Abu Mansor said the committee were given six months to complete investigations.

Regarding speculation that two other buildings in Kuala Terengganu were facing similar problems, Ahmad said the defects were not structural.

He admitted that a small section of the Sultan Mahmud airport roof was leaking and that cracks had appeared on the ramp leading to the indoor stadium in Gong Badak.

“But these are not structural defects and pose no danger. They will be rectified soon.”

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