Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Bkt Antarabangsa: Search on for Sri Lankan woman

Bkt Antarabangsa: Search on for Sri Lankan woman
By M. KUMAR


KUALA LUMPUR: Search and rescue resumed late last night at the Bukit Antarabangsa landslide site after police received reports that a Sri Lankan woman was missing, said Selangor Chief Police Officer Datuk Khalid Abu Bakar.

He said that the woman was believed to have been with veterinarian Dr N. Yogeswari who was among the four who died on Saturday when the landslide hit the homes of sleeping residents early in the morning.

He said that the woman in her 30s was Yogeswari's maid and had been with the family for six years.

DCP Khalid said on Monday that rescue teams were, therefore, concentrating the search at Yogeswari's bungalow at No. 1, Jalan Bukit Mewah, one of 14 bungalows in Taman Bukit Mewah and Taman Bukit Utama that were damaged by the landslide at 4am on Saturday.

He added that the search teams had to tread carefully as the ground was still not considered safe.

Meanwhile, about 2,000 residents of Bukit Antarabangsa were still trapped in their residential area as the main access road to the housing estates there remains cut off by the landslide.

Work to build an alternative route had been by the rain but was expected to be rady by Sunday evening, he said.

Meanwhile, Bernama reported that he had also asked the media to avoid interviewing the affected residents on the situation in the landslide area as there could be conflicting reports.

The media should report to the security authorities if they came across trapped people who had been overlooked so that immediate action could be taken to assist them, he said.

Despite the disaster and the rain this morning, Muslim residents in the area attended Aidil Adha prayers at the Addinniah surau located about 500 metres from the landslide area.

Muslims among the people trapped in their homes owing to the cutoff access road attended prayers at the AlHidayah Mosque.

The four people who died in the landslide are Dr Yogeswari, 40, accountant Eng Yee Peng, 30, Shaiful Khas Shahrudin, 20, and Indonesian national Surinah, 30s

http://www.thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2008/12/8/nation/20081208102826&sec=nation

seals: This is not the first time we hear about landslide in MPAJ area and some deaths due to that.

This is not the first time we the Federal government says stop all hill side projects, after all forgotten the government continues to approves the projects.

This is not the first time we hear a lame reason "unseen underground water stream" (by our Deputy PM) ...excuse me then why do they have geologist in such projects?

The other time MPAJ man said "we did not disclose the condition of the hill slopes as they did not want property value to drop". So it is ok for many to die, but did not want to disclose the condition slopes .... I think he should have been charged with murder. Lucky I guess he was a BN guy.

They say "hot hot chicken shit" (hangat-hangat tahi ayam) was all the stands, decision and orders the BN government gave every time a landslide happens.

When will the next death will happen? Do you wish this to happen again?

Recall this:

http://selians.blogspot.com/2006/07/highland-towers-after-14-years.html

http://selians.blogspot.com/2006/01/tragedy.html

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