Illegal house renovation identified among causes of landslide at Kemensah Heights, says Takiyuddin

Illegal house renovation identified among causes of landslide at Kemensah Heights, says Takiyuddin
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KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 19): Illegal house renovation has been identified as among causes of the landslide incident at Jalan Kemensah Heights here on Friday (Sept 17), said Energy and Natural Resources Minister Datuk Seri Takiyuddin Hassan.

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

“But it had to be carried out 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 Director General of the Department of Minerals and Geoscience Hishamuddin Termidi.

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

It  will be used as reference by other agencies and department for follow-up action, he added.

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

Meanwhile, Gombak district officer Nor Azlina Abdul Aziz said the Ampang Jaya Municipal Council (MPAJ) had been instructed to inspect the slopes and construction sites in the Kemensah Heights area, to ensure compliance with stipulated conditions and regulations.

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