21 July 2014
We are pleased to announce that our Directors, Sr Andy Ng Ai Hua and Sr Loh Pooi Shun have recently been empaneled by Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA) as their Adjudicators pursuant to power granted under Construction Industry Payment and Adjudication Act 2012 (CIPAA).
The Construction Industry Payment and Adjudication Act (CIPAA) 2012 has come into operation effective 15 April 2014. The Act was passed on 18 June 2012 and gazetted on 22 June 2012. The Construction Industry Payment and Adjudication Regulations 2014 and the Construction Industry Payment and Adjudication (Exemption) Order 2014 have both been approved by the Minister of Works Datuk Haji Fadilah bin Yusof and is operative 15 April 2014 to complement CIPAA 2012.
It is indeed good news for the construction industry that have been plagued with payment dispute problems for far too long. KLRCA has been named the adjudication authority by virtue of Part V of CIPAA 2012, giving the centre a key role in being the default appointing, administrative and training authority for statutory adjudication. The KLRCA has put in place the internal infrastructure to handle the administrative process of statutory adjudication at the centre.