A Collapses Of Pride

Roof Of Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin Stadium Collapses

KUALA TERENGGANU, June 2 (Bernama) — Just a year after it was officially opened by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin, the roof of the Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin Stadium in Gong Badak collapsed today.

In the 9.30am incident today, 60 percent of the roof at the stadium that was built at a cost of RM270 million and opened on May 10 last year, collapsed, including that above the royal box at the grand stand.

According to a worker, Mohd Zaidi Ahmad who was one of two workers who were fixing lights at the stadium about 300m from where the incident happened, said he rushed to the scene to see if there were any casualties.

However, though there was no immediate news of any victims, a team from the fire and rescue department and the Civil Defence Unit were at the scene to check if there were any victims trapped under the rubble.

Another witness, Asmadi Hashim who lives about 400m from the stadium, said he heard a loud explosion and had initially thought it came from an aircraft engine as the Sultan Mahmud Airport was situated close by.

Other witnesses claimed that the roof above the VIP area of the grand stand, including the royal box, was the first to collapse.

A visit by Bernama to the site saw workers clearing the debris but as of noon, no casualties were reported, however a number of motorcycles and cars parked nearby were reported to have suffered damages.

Terengganu Menteri Besar Datuk Ahmad Said is expected to visit the stadium at about 4pm before issuing a statement.

When opened last year, just ahead of the SUKMA that was hosted by Terengganu, the Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin Stadium stood as a landmark for sports development in the state.

It was also the venue for a number of other major sporting events, Super League and Premier League football matches.


It seems that ,in Malaysia , Rm270mill is not enough to build a very solid-strong-world class facility.Maybe the stadium actually need an amount fo Rm1 billion instead of that tiny sums of RM270 million tax-payer money.


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