Recently, 5th December 2008 to be exact, landslide occurred at Bukit Antarabangsa in Kuala Lumpur. A lush township with houses, bungalow, apartment on top of a hill, facing Kuala Lumpur town. 4 was found dead and 1 Sri Lankan is still buried under the rubble. Few houses were badly damaged. This incident or better term it as tragedy, was due to rain and fragile or unstable soil condition... From certain point of view. From another school of thoughts, it is God will. Some quarters will say, the people who stayed there are at fault, knowing the hill is unstable yet living there. Another point the finger to the Government, Local Authorities bla bla bla. Frankly, and sadly, this is what we Malaysian good at, pointing finger. Instead of finding the best solution for a cure.
Anyway, I don't really know what's going on now at the ground zero, but from what I've read and gather, the people with the know-how predicting that by June 2009, there'll be another landslide. Actually, if we dig up the archive, way back in 1993 one whole block of apartment collapsed due to landslide, can't remember the name of the apartment. And few years after that sad tragedy, huge landslide occurred at the toe of tallest condominium there, The Antheneum. I mean, that area is not shy of damaging landslide, but yet people live there.
People do have a choice on to choose where they wanna live.
And again, as much as I'm sorry for the landslide victim in Bukit Antarabangsa, which i wish and hope all are safe n well.... It is 15th December 2008
I am 32 today.