CCC Ensures Full
Accountability, Says Ong
KUALA LUMPUR, April 13 (Bernama) -- The parties that issue the Certificate
of Compliance and Completion (CCC) for building projects will be held
accountable for its safety forever, said Housing and Local Government
Minister Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting.
He said this was because the trust had been placed in the issuing parties
who are from professional groups like architects and engineers unlike
previously under the Certificate of Fitness for Occupation (CFO) system that
was handled by local authorities.
"The people who put down their signatures on the CCCs know what is required
of them and any false representation will lead to their professionalism
being questioned," he said when interviewed by Malaysian National News
Agency (BERNAMA) Chairman Datuk Annuar Zaini in the 60 Minutes With a
Minister programme on the RTM1 television channel tonight.
Ong said more than one person will be responsible under the CCC system,
which requires 21 forms to be processed for each part of the building
"For example, when an engineer has completed a structure, the architect will
have to verify that it is to specifications and countersign the appropriate
forms. The same will apply for the other aspects of a building like piping,
wiring and others."
"Thus, for every stage of the building, there will people responsible for it
and the professional groups will have to make the appropriate verifications
until all the 21 forms are completed," he said.
Ong said the CCC system provided better guarantees compared to the previous
However, he said, the local authorities still reserved the right to inspect
the buildings to ascertain that they are safe.
The Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi today when announcing
the steps to be taken to improve the delivery system of local authorities
said the CCC would help resolve many of the problems that were faced under
the CFO system.
He also said that a commissioner of buildings post would be created to look
into problems faced by buyers of high rise units.