Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Landslide fear grips residents at Taman Zooview
This is another site where residents are living in fear of a landslide. This is at Taman Zooview, a 30-year-old housing estate on the hillslopes next to the National Zoo in Hulu Kelang, Kuala Lumpur. The eroded patch in question is Jalan Lee Woon (and I know two families living there).
This time, somebody messed with nature: ".. the owner of the house above the hillslope had cleared the patch of its natural vegetation apparently to have a better view of the city below." As if things aren't bad enough, the owner has gone overseas and the house is now vacant.
On a positive note about the Bukit Antarabangsa landslide, "The Government will consider compensating victims of the Bukit Antarabangsa landslide," said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.