“Toll Minister” Samy Vellu shot from his hips again on the issue of changing the acoustic ceilings to plaster one. (NST page 8 , 2007/06/28).
Does he know that for the acoustic ceilings, it costs about RM1.80 psf as compared to about RM4.00 (RM2.50 for the plaster ceiling and RM1.50 for the paint work) for the plaster ceilings?
Does he know that the ceilings that bent at the second Commercial Courts at Jalan Duta was actually plaster ceilings?
Does he know that when there is something wrong with the plaster ceilings, it would be very difficult to repair (unlike the panel ceilings/suspended/acoustic ceilings need only to change the faulty pieces)?
Does he know that the plaster ceilings is only suitable for the bungalows and private homes?
Does he know that it would be difficult to have manholes if plaster ceilings is being installed?
Does he know the real problem is not the ceiling materials but poor and shoddy workmanship?
Does he know that the cost of maintenance for all government buildings will shoot up much higher if the plaster ceilings is preferred over the conventional acoustic one?
Does he know the real problems why so many government buildings are showing serious faults as the Minister of Works?
Dear “toll minister”, it’s not practical to use plaster ceilings for goverment buildings. Stop it!