Contractor and company director charged with water sabotage

Inspection works being carried out for pollution of Sungai Selangor earlier in November. (Facebook pic)

KUALA LUMPUR: A contractor and a company director have been charged with committing sabotage on water services in Selangor, and are the first to be charged under the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act (SOSMA) for such an offence.

The two men, contractor, R Nathan, 42, and company director Lim Kian Aik, 42, both pleaded not guilty after the charge was read out to them at the Selayang Sessions Court.

The charge was framed under the Penal Code which provides for life imprisonment on conviction.

They were charged with intentionally committing sabotage to disrupt water services in Selangor at No 32, Jalan Velox 2, Taman Velox, Rawang, Gombak here between Nov 2 and Nov 10.

Deputy public prosecutor Muhammad Iskandar Ahmad did not offer bail to both accused. He said the case involved an offence against

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Element 25 secures mining contractor for Butcherbird

ASX-listed manganese player, Element 25, is closing in on the scheduled production start-up of early next year at its Butcherbird manganese project in the Pilbara region as it continues to pick off key development milestones. The company has now locked in mining contractors, while key plant and equipment components are on their way to WA.

Element 25 appointed mining, crushing and civil works outfit, Iron Mine Contracting, or “IMC” as the preferred mining contractor for the project. Perth-based IMC, who has also just picked up the surface mining contract for Novo Resources’ developing Beatons Creek gold mine in the East Pilbara, is expected to mobilise to the Butcherbird mine site next month.

IMC will undertake civil earthworks including access roads, the tailings storage facility and preparation of the processing plant area. On completion of the pre-production civil works program, IMC will transition to mining.

Element 25 says development of the

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UAE’s top contractor Khansaheb Investment expands restaurant portfolio

Khansaheb Lifestyle, a wholly owned subsidiary of Khansaheb Investment, the UAE’s foremost family business conglomerate and the owner of the longest standing contractor in the UAE is expanding its restaurant portfolio with ‘ Trouvaille’, its own home grown concept, located in Jaddaf.

Trouvaille’s menu intertwines classic, gourmet and comforting French and Lebanese dishes.

Amer Abdulaziz Khansaheb, Managing Director of Khansaheb Investment, said: “We are extremely excited to be able to bring the concept of ‘Trouvaille’ to life drawing the core of its inspiration from the French Revolution when the abolition of the guild system and the downfall of the monarchy left celebrated chefs on the streets and made gourmet food accessible to the public.”

“The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally altered the restaurant industry. We believe our role as a local business is to contribute to our nation’s economic recovery post Covid-19 by investing across multiple sectors,” he added.

Trouvaille will

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Company director, contractor face lifetime in prison



a group of people standing in a room: R. Nathan and Lim Kian Aik, both 42, are the first individuals to be charged with such an offence under Section 124K of the Penal Code. - NSTP/EIZAIRI SHAMSUDIN


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R. Nathan and Lim Kian Aik, both 42, are the first individuals to be charged with such an offence under Section 124K of the Penal Code. – NSTP/EIZAIRI SHAMSUDIN

SELAYANG: A company director and a road contractor, believed to be behind the latest Sungai Selangor water pollution incident, are facing a lifetime in prison for sabotaging water services in the state.

R. Nathan and Lim Kian Aik, both 42, are the first individuals to be charged with such an offence under Section 124K of the Penal Code.

They pleaded not guilty at the Sessions Court, here, today.

According to the charge sheet, the two had with common intention caused harm to the water services in Selangor at a premises at Jalan Velox 2, Taman Velox, Rawang between Nov 2 and Nov 10.

The offence carries a sentence of life imprisonment, upon conviction.

Since the

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Decision on contractor for new Christchurch stadium delayed

An artist’s impression of the inside of the new Christchurch stadium.

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An artist’s impression of the inside of the new Christchurch stadium.

Choosing a preferred contractor to design and build Christchurch’s new stadium has been delayed until March after companies asked for more time to submit proposals.

The Christchurch City Council had intended to announce a preferred contractor in December, after making a request for proposals in July.

Alistair Pearson, the council’s manager of capital delivery of major facilities, said it was considered “in the best interest of the project” to give contractors more time.

Pearson said the contractor would be announced as soon as they were selected.

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Chinese contractor blames delay in tarmacking 74-km road on Covid and rains

The contractor awarded the tender to tarmack the 74-kilometre Mbita-Sori road through Sindo, Magunga and Kiabuya has blamed the delay on Covid-19 and heavy rains.

China Civil Engineers Construction Corporation’s Xiao Hongzhi says they could not import the machinery after the government announced the lockdown of the country.

“Transportation of machinery to Kenya was hampered by the lockdown both here and China,” Xiao said.

The Sh2.83 billion job was awarded in early March.

On July 3, National Assembly Minority leader and Suba South MP John Mbadi handed over the project for the official start of the job.

Mbadi said the tarmacking of the road was to start in 2011 but this did not happen due to some “impasse”.

The government re-advertised the tender late last year and awarded the job to the Chinese company.

“The contractor was to start work 21 days after the handover,” Mbadi said.

But by Friday

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Liquor vend shooting: Contractor booked for fabricating evidence – chandigarh

The Yamunanagar police on Saturday booked a liquor vend contracter for fabricating evidence and filing a false attempt to murder case at the Bilaspur Police Station in July.

On July 5, the complainant, Kulbeer, who owns liquor vends in four villages, had alleged that one Baljinder alias Binder, who sold illegal liquor, had broken into his car. Later, at night he and his accomplices had threatened his managers in Machhrauli village and fired at the vend, he had claimed.

“The bullets pierced the shutter and hit the freezer. They also damaged two of my cars that were parked outside,” he had said.

The accused had been booked under Sections 148 (rioting, armed with deadly weapon), 149 (every member of unlawful assembly guilty of offence committed in prosecution of common object), 307 (attempt to murder), 427 ( mischief causing damage) of the Indian Penal Code and Sections of the Arms Act

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Minnesota Concrete Coating Contractor Highlights Generational Success

Minnesota Concrete Coating Contractor Highlights Generational Success

For founder and local Twin Cities resident, Matthew Hage, concrete isn’t just business, it’s a skill and craft his family has honed over generations. Today, Hage is the proud owner of “The Concrete Guy”, a leading custom concrete floor and concrete repair business serving the greater Twin City community.

For founder and local Twin Cities resident, Matthew Hage, concrete isn’t just business, it’s a skill and craft his family has honed over generations. Today, Hage is the proud owner of “The Concrete Guy”, a leading custom concrete floor and concrete repair business serving the greater Twin City community.

From Humble Beginnings to Storied Success

Hage wasn’t the first in his family to take up an interest in the concrete business, and he likely won’t be the last. The story of “The Concrete Guy” dates back to the 1920s, when Hage’s great grandfather rising from a green construction novice to become

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IN YOUR CORNER: Veteran fights for family home, after contractor fails to pay concrete bill

LOGAN COUNTY, Okla. (KFOR) – Jeff Robinson was finally settling into his Oklahoma life. He’s now in a fight with a concrete contractor and hopes court isn’t on the horizon.

He comes to the Sooner State after years in the military.

“Air Force kind of dumped me off here after I retired,” said Jeff. “We decided to give the kids a little land so they could kind of stretch out, ride bikes.”

That kid-friendly home will soon be found in Logan County country.

But construction is behind schedule and concrete could be to blame.

“It’s just shameful,” said Jeff. “There’s a pattern, wish I had known about this earlier.”

He’s talking about contractor Mathew McRae.

Jeff hired Mathew and his company at the time, Bowen Dozer, back in August.

“Checked them out on the BBB, they had all great and positive reviews,” added Jeff.

Mathew’s many concrete tasks included pouring

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HWU contractor partially reopens North Elm Street

HENDERSON, Ky.  – Henderson Water Utility (HWU) and Contractor Deig Bros. Lumber & Construction Co.have announced a partial reopening of North Elm Street in Henderson. 



a close up of a sign: Road work sign


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Road work sign

Deig has completed the sewer installation on Myrene Drive, Sunset Lane, and Barker Road, and those streets have now been repaved, allowing HWU to remove the closure of portions of Sunset Lane and Barker Road, near their intersection, just west of US 41 North. 

Barker, Sunset and Myrene are all now open to traffic. 

Sewer installation is continuing at the south end of this project and is now complete from Springwood to Rettig. This has allowed the reopening of North Elm Street from Rettig Road to Barker Road. Due to the narrow street and right-of-way on North Elm, and the amount of “bypass” traffic on that street from US 41 North, it will be difficult to safely work in

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