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(From New Straits Times (Malaysia))
Byline: J.D. Lovrenciear
THE recent five cases of water tanks crashing through the ceiling in Perlis are certainly not acts of God. Neither were they freak incidents.
They can happen anywhere in the country.
Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim's announcement that in future, developers will not be allowed to locate water tanks above the living rooms or bedrooms of homes is not a solution.
It is common sense that the tanks crashed because the props were substandard. What is evident is that the rampant cutting of corners and profiteering long practised by developers at the expense of home …