Is the UMNO Building in Penang TILTING? Fact, Rumour or HUMOUR?

_________________________________________________________

NEW! Clearer PDRM CCTV Footage Before Penang UMNO Building Incident

Gale knocks down Penang Umno HQ lightning rod: Nature’s wrath or….?

——

Facebook users are warning others to keep away from Jalan Macalister where the building is situated as the structure appears to be in danger of collapsing.

THE PENANG MUNICIPAL COUNCIL HAS GIVEN THE GREEN LIGHT TO THE PENANG UMNO BUILDING, SO DON’T WORRY!

—–

In May 2014, the body of 21 year old law student Tieu Hooi Theng was found on the ground floor of Menara Umno.

She was believed to have fallen from the top of the building which also houses a college, and the victim was reportedly about to sit for her exam the day she was found dead.

http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/272617

IT WAS JUST OVER A YEAR AND TWO MONTHS AGO THAT THE TILTING UMNO BUILDING IN PENANG WAS IN THE NEWS.

IT’S BACK IN THE NEWS AGAIN!

IS IT THE SIGN THAT IS TILTING?

Malaysiakini

9:27AM Aug 25, 2014

Menara Umno’s ’tilting’ sign stirs panic in Penang

z1

Yesterday, photos of Menara Umno’s roof top signage that appears to be tilting 15 degrees made its rounds on the social media, causing slight panic among Penangites on the island.

Facebook users are warning others to keep away from Jalan Macalister where the building is situated as the structure appears to be in danger of collapsing.

However, the Penang Municipal Council (MPPP) building director Yew Tung Seang denied that the possibility.

Last June, the lightning arrestor that fell from the 21-storey Menara Umno in Penang killed two persons during a freak storm.

One of the victims, hawker Lim Chin Aik, 44, who was passing by Jalan Macalister that fateful day on June 13 and whose body was never found, was caught under the massive structure as it crashed down to the road.

z2

http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/272617

驚動警方到現場調查,發現只是謠言 … http://bit.ly/1q8XxQE

aa

theSundaily

PIMC: Structure atop Menara Umno not tilting

GEORGE TOWN: The structure atop Menara Umno is not tilting according to the Penang Island Municipal Council (PIMC).

The clarification comes after a picture claiming the structure was slanted had spread via the new and traditional media.

In a statement by the Council’s public relations department, building inspectors rushed to the site following the allegations but found no evidence of tilting.

The statement said the picture showed a tilted structure due to the angle it was taken but there was not tilt at all.

“The picture has given a confusing visual image when in fact the structure is not tilted,” the statement said today.

http://www.thesundaily.my/news/1148677

—–

Beware of the UMNO‘s Building, something bad is gonna happen if no action has been taken instantly.

Embedded image permalink

—–

a

Sundaily

Owner denies cracks on building’s rooftop beam

Posted on 24 June 2013 – 05:28am

GEORGE TOWN (June 24, 2013): The owner of Menara Umno has denied that there is a crack on the rooftop beam of the 21-storey building.

“There are no cracks on the beam. It is actually the patching work which was carried out on the wall of the building,” JKP Sdn Bhd CEO Datuk Adzmi Ariffin told theSun yesterday.

The crack had reportedly been detected by the Penang Island Municipal Council (MPPP) on Friday.

The building on Macalister Road has come under scrutiny after a lightning arrestor collapsed onto the road two weeks ago, resulting in one dead, one feared dead under the rubble, and eight injured.

The MPPP had given the owner as well as the architect and consultant engineer until Thursday to furnish a report on how the collapse could

Owner denies cracks on building’s rooftop beam

Star

Sunday June 23, 2013 MYT 8:45:26 AM

Menara Umno may face closure

GEORGE TOWN: The owner of Menara Umno has been directed to fix a deep crack found on a rooftop beam or risk the building being closed down.

“The abnormal crack, measuring about 15cm in width and 45cm in length, was detected by Penang Municipal Council (MPPP) officers du­­ring an inspection of the building on Friday.

“We will leave it to MPPP to ascertain the seriousness of the crack. If the building is not safe, it will be closed down,” Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said at Komtar yesterday.

Lim added that the cracked beam was facing Macalister Road and the building owner JKP Sdn Bhd had put up a safety net around it.

“But the council is not satisfied with a mere safety net. It is unlikely the concrete beam will drop onto the road but it might fall within the building compound.”

Menara Umno may face closure

—–

The notice under Section 82 of the Local Government Act 1976 also requires that the 25-metre hollow structure at the top of the building, covering the water tank, be investigated as MPPP has received complaints that it appeared to be tilting.

Malaysiakini

Explain extraordinary design, MPPP tells owner of tower

The Penang Municipal Council (MPPP) wants the owner of Menara Umno, JKP Sdn Bhd, to explain the building’s design philosophy, saying that the 30-metre structure that fell off is an “extraordinary design”.
…….

The MPPP, Lim said, had issued a seven-day notice to JKP, under Section 82 of the Local Government Act 1976…

The notice also requires that the 25-metre hollow structure at the top of the building, covering the water tank, be investigated as MPPP has received complaints that it appeared to be tilting.

“There is a concrete bar and steel piece in a dangerous position that must be removed immediately,” Lim told a press conference.

“MPPP has also requested the building owner to submit a safety and stability report within seven days of the letter being issued,” he added.

‘Design may have caused winds to circle the area’

Accompanying Lim, who distributed copies of the notices to the media today, was state technical advisory panel member Lim Kok Khong.

Kok Khong said a preliminary initial probe conducted indicated that the design of the building may have caused the strong winds to circle the area as its wall could hold back the wind.

“We have requested the building owners to find out if they have considered this aspect,” he said in his briefing.

“The party involved should know best and should be given an opportunity to look at it,” added Kok Khong, a past president of the Penang Institute of Engineers.

Interestingly, the architect’s website shows that the building was designed with “wind wing-walls to direct wind to a special balconies zone that serve as pockets with ‘air-locks’ for natural ventilation”.

Explain extraordinary design, MPPP tells owner of tower

—–

WHEN WILL THE UMNO BUILDING JOIN THE LEANING BUILDINGS CLUB?

Alizul

Monday, February 13, 2012

THE WORLD’S LEANING TOWERS

http://alizul2.blogspot.com/2012/02/worlds-leaning-towers.html

—–

ACCORDING TO THE SOURCE BELOW, THE UMNO BUILDING IS TILTING!

IS IT FACT, RUMOUR OR HUMOUR?

WHILE PHOTOS DON’T LIE, HOW YOU TAKE A PHOTO INFLUENCES THE RESULT. IF THE CAMERA WAS TILTED, THEN YOU GET A TILTED BUILDING.

ANYWAY, JUDGE FOR YOURSELF.

紧急,快快share出去!!!
巫统大厦楼牌已倾斜约15度,情况骇人,促请民众勿接近灾区,以避免不幸事件的发生

Emergency, quickly share out!!! UMNO building is tilted about 15 degrees, shocking, urged people not to close to the disaster area in order to avoid unfortunate events happen! (Translated by Bing)

a

a

——————————————————————–

About these ads
This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

3 Responses to Is the UMNO Building in Penang TILTING? Fact, Rumour or HUMOUR?

  1. Pingback: Gale knocks down Penang Umno HQ lightning rod: Nature’s wrath or….? | weehingthong

  2. Pingback: Hit by UMNO HQ lightning arrestor, Lim Chin Aik is MISSING… | weehingthong

  3. Pingback: Putrajaya Precinct 15: Another ‘natural’ disaster? | weehingthong

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s