Illegal home renovation identified as cause of landslide in Kemensah Heights: Takiyuddin

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KUALA LUMPUR: Illegal renovation of houses was identified as one of the causes of the landslide incident at Jalan Kemensah Heights here last Friday, Energy and Natural Resources Minister Datuk Seri Takiyuddin Hassan said(pictures).

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 according to the 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) had 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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