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...again n again

an earth-quake like consequence
luxury cars
...n some areas were flooded too

This entry is slightly different as u can see.

Within a week...2 landslide incidents occurred in KL. In Jalan Semantan earlier, on 4th of December, n followed by d one in Bukit Antarabangsa (BA) yesterday. It was really really sad...for people to lose their loved one [4 perished in BA] n for those survived to witness d destruction of their properties n belongings [14 bungalows were destroyed]. Just try n imagine...what if we r in d same situation...

Immediate responses to d expected:


'Enough! No more hillside housing projects at Bukit Antarabangsa, orders Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.'

'Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, meanwhile, calls on developers not to lobby or pressure the Government for any building permits for hillside development'



we've heard this before...didn't we

perhaps this is best summarized by Dr Benjamin George, who survived the 1993 Highlands Tower disaster and was not convinced that things would get better. To d latest tragedy in BA n responses from politicians, he said:
“In three months, the tractors will start work again. I have survived long enough to see all this nonsense repeated”

On the other hand, a geotechnical engineer stated that:
"Even if the total ban is implemented, the problems remain...(because) slopes that are steeper than 35 degrees may be safe while slopes that are gentler may not be safe".

So...if d existing guidelines n classifications on hill slope development can't be relied upon...what's next?


in Jalan Semantan area...December human casualties alhamdullillah

u can see how d force of nature can just lift d MPV nearly 10 feet up. One article accounted that d no. 13 bungalow of Taman Bukit Mewah is now sitting two lots no. 11

meanwhile, this house was just pushed aside by d landslide

hillside developments r still being approved all over...n not everyone has learned from d collapsed of Highland Towers...a stone throw away from Bukit Antarabangsa

demo of some residents from nearby UK Heights...this was last year

Note: all of d above were 'abducted' from various online sources

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