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build­ing started more than a year ago.

“By right, ce­ment batching is not per­mit­ted at the site as it is too close to a res­i­den­tial area.

“The buf­fer zone for a high­rise de­vel­op­ment and res­i­den­tial bor­ders is not in ac­cor­dance with the city’s by-laws.

“The developer has also car­ried out open burn­ing at the site and fog­ging without prior no­tice to res­i­dents and restau­rants nearby.”

Last year, Wong lodged a po­lice re­port on be­half of the as­so­ci­a­tion con­cern­ing noise and air pol­lu­tion.

He said a re­port was lodged against the developer for car­ry­ing out con­struc­tion work un­til late night.

“Be­fore the re­port was lodged, work was car­ried out till past mid­night, even on week­ends.

“But the developer ad­hered to the re­quire­ment for only sev­eral months.

“The con­struc­tion is now on from 7am to 11pm. It is un­bear­able to res­i­dents.”

An­other res­i­dent, who wanted to be known only as Tr­isha, said she had ex­pe­ri­enced breath­ing dif­fi­cul­ties and asthma at­tacks when­ever ce­ment batching was car­ried out.

“De­vel­op­ers only talk about their cor­po­rate so­cial re­spon­si­bil­ity pro­grammes dur­ing prod­uct launches or mar­ket­ing cam­paigns.

“What about the times when they de­prive com­mu­ni­ties of sleep, and cause them to have asthma at­tacks?

Res­i­dents of Ta­man Mount Austin Phase Two, Jo­hor Baru, are at their wit’s end about a developer con­duct­ing ce­ment batching in front of their homes. PIC HAIRUL ANUAR RAHIM

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