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Landslide…

It hit the headline in most news portal this morning… the landslide in Bukit Antarabangsa, Selangor.

 

(Picture from The Malaysian Insider)

淡江, Ulu Klang… This is the place where you have all the fancy houses and condominiums built on hillside. And over the years, several landslides occured, and killed a number of people.

In 1993, when I was primary 3, one of the 3-block Highland Towers in Taman Hillview, Ulu Klang collapsed due to a landslide. 48 people were trapped and killed, I remember the rescue operations were widely reported, I remember the story of how some still warm bodies being retrieved at the 8th day of rescue OP. And I still remember a maid together with a kid were rescued after not eating and drinking for few days…

Highland Towers are still standing tall in Taman Hillview today, perhaps it is a good site for a memorial park, perhaps not… because no one dares to live in the condominiums anymore…

1999, another landslide in Bkt Antarabangsa occured. 2002, A bungalow in again Taman Hillview collapsed…

Prime Minister says no more permit for hillside development. Thank you sir, hope you put your money on your mouth…

Condolences to the families of victims… The victims were women, one of them just gave birth not long ago, one another tried to rescue her son and…

Yeah, a tragedy like this always offers us various sad sad sad stories… But we human never learn…

We continue to witness how lots and lots of building standing proud on the slopes and how hills were being cut down, to build more and more housings (in order to accommodate booming population in the city)…

And reports told us that, the supply of housings in Selangor-KL region wayyy surpassed the demand, despite the fact that more housing projects were carried on…

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