Illegal Home Renovation Identified Among Causes of Kemensah Heights Landslide, Minister Says | Malaysia

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Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Datuk Seri Takiyuddin Hassan (right) listening to an explanation from the Director General of Malaysia’s Department of Minerals and Geosciences, Hisamuddin Termidi, at the Jalan Kemensah Heights landslide area, Kuala Lumpur, September 19, 2021. – Bernama pic

KUALA LUMPUR, September 19 – Illegal renovation of houses has been identified as one of the causes of the landslide incident at Jalan Kemensah Heights here last Friday, the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources said, Datuk Seri Takiyuddin Hassan.

Takiyuddin, who visited the premises today, said he realized that some owners had to renovate their houses to accommodate a larger family,

“But it had to be done in accordance with stipulated guidelines and procedures to avoid an incident like this,” he said when met at the scene of the landslide. Also present was the Director General of the Department of Minerals and Geosciences, Hishamuddin Termidi.

Takiyuddin said a report on the landslide incident was being prepared by the Department of Minerals and Geosciences and is expected to be completed tomorrow.

It will be used as a reference by other agencies and departments for follow-up actions, he added.

Three bungalows and 12 townhouses involving 27 families were affected by the landslide in Jalan Kemensah Heights here last Friday. However, no injuries were reported.

Meanwhile, Gombak District Officer Nor Azlina Abdul Aziz said Ampang Jaya City Council (MPAJ) has been tasked to inspect slopes and construction sites in Kemensah Heights area for ensure compliance with the stipulated conditions and regulations.

Three bungalows and 12 townhouses involving 27 families were affected by the landslide in Jalan Kemensah Heights here last Friday. However, no injuries were reported. — Bernama

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