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Slopes made simple

Slopes made simple

DEVELOPMENT projects on hill slopes always draw the ire of residents living in the surrounding area. With the numerous stories of landslides and the lack of access to a developer’s development plans, it is understandable that the public has little tolerance for such development projects. In far too many cases, hill slope development has resulted […]

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Keeping secrets over Bukit Antarabangsa

Keeping secrets over Bukit Antarabangsa

“We hope the Bukit Antarabangsa residents will know the truth now that the full report has been released.” Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim announcing that the Public Works Department (JKR)’s investigation report on the Bukit Antarabangsa landslide would be declassified by the Selangor government. The report was released to the Ampang Jaya Municipal […]

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Protecting our slopes

Protecting our slopes

Damage caused by the Bukit Antarabangsa landslide of 6 Dec 2008 (Pic courtesy of Raj Kumar) BARELY two months have passed, yet the lesson of the Bukit Antarabangsa hillside disaster is nearly forgotten. Works Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Zin Mohamed has declared that projects on hillsides can proceed, with only a ban on the “tip […]

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Bar wants royal commission on landslide tragedy

KUALA LUMPUR, 16 Feb 2009: Bar Council president Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan today called for the setting up of a Royal Commision of Inquiry to investigate the Bukit Antarabangsa tragedy. She said the Bar Council’s Task Force on Bukit Antarabangsa had identified the causes of the landslide tragedy, including the lack of competent expertise in design, […]

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RM16mil needed to repair disaster-hit roads in Miri

MIRI, 3 Feb 2009: At least RM16 million is needed to immediately repair state and Federal roads affected by floods and landslides which hit Miri Division the last few weeks, Sarawak Assistant Minister for Infrastructure Development and Communications Lee Kim Shin said here today. He said the money was also required to raise the level […]

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Eight houses destroyed in Miri landslide (Updated)

(Updated 6:55pm, 30 Jan 2009) MIRI, 30 Jan 2009: Eight houses collapsed in landslides at Kampung Lereng Bukit, here today. Miri OCPD ACP Jamaluddin Ibrahim said the first landslide occurred at 9.40am while the second at about 1pm. A spokesperson of the Fire and Rescue Department said the 74 people from eight families occupying the […]

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