Tuesday, 23 December 2008
HISTORY OF LANDSLIDES IN HULU KLANG
March 29, 1990: A landslide occurred in Taman Setia Wangsa, affecting 80 families in two flats.
Dec 11, 1993, 48 people were killed when one of the three condominium blocks of Highland Towers in Taman Hillview, located 1.5km away from Saturday's landslide scene, collapsed. The tragedy shocked the whole nation as it was the first in its history since the independence. The collapse of the building after three days of heavy downpours had created public awareness on the safety of buildings built on hill slopes.
Dec 25, 1997: Three people were buried alive in a landslide in Km 17 of the Ampang-Hulu Kelang Expressway.
Sept 17, 1998: One house was destroyed in Gombak due to soil erosion.
May 15, 1999: Thousands of residents in Bukit Antarabangsa and Wangsa Ukay in Jalan Hulu Klang were trapped when a 100-metre long landslide occurred at 5.20am and cut off the only access road to the hilly residential area.
Feb 24, 2000: A four-year-old child was killed in a landslide in Kampung Sri Damai, near Taman Kencana, Ampang.
Oct 5, 2000: A landslide occurred in Jalan Bukit Antarabangsa during heavy downpours but no casualty was reported.
Nov 20, 2002: A landslide at 4.30am flattened the double-storey bungalow of Affin Bank Bhd chairman Gen (Rtd)Tan Sri Ismail Omar. His wife, Puan Sri Azizah Abdul Aziz, his son Hijaz, two in-laws, two grandchildren and two Indonesian maids, perished in the 4.35am incident.The bungalow was located 300m away from the Highland Towers.
May 31, 2006: Four people including two children were killed when they were buried alive in a landslide that flattened three blocks of longhouses at Kampung Pasir during a heavy downpours at 4.45pm.
5 December 2008 landslide occurred in Taman Bukit Utama and Taman Bukit Mewah in Bukit Antarabangsa on Saturday is actually a hilly area that is prone to landslides. 4 people killed.
Currently, I am working with PLANMalsysia - Federal Department of Town and Country Planning, Peninsular Malaysia, Ministry of Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government. I have more than 20 years experience in urban and regional planning. Major involvement in Landuse Planning, Development Planning, Sustainability Assessment (SA) in Development Plans, Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and Social Impact Assessment (SIA). However, I am now on study leave for 4 years to pursue my PhD Program at National University of Malaysia (UKM) under Public Service Department Scholarships. I create this research blog in order to build a new network all over the world with PhD students,lecturers and researchers who involved research work especially in development science, urban planning, urban governance, urban economic and globalization. PhD is an original contribution to knowledge.