KUALA LUMPUR, March 11 — The Housing and Local Government Ministry (KPKT) is channelling RM1 million to the Ampang Jaya Municipal Council (MPAJ) for the cleaning up of the landslide site in Taman Bukit Permai 2, Ampang.
Its minister, Datuk Seri Reezal Merican Naina Merican said the allocation would be extended once the area has been classified as safe.
Reezal Merican said other assistance to be dispensed would depend on the needs of local residents.
“We are also calling on the related departments to carry out slope-risk analysis to ensure local residents are safe in their housing area,” he told reporters after inspecting the landslide site at Taman Bukit Permai 2, Ampang, here today.
Entrepreneur Development and Cooperatives Minister Tan Sri Noh Omar who was also visited the incident location said the related departments should carry out slope analysis following several slope incidents in the country lately.
“The time has come for the federal government to conduct a study on the condition of hills and highlands, especially in Ampang areas. We do not want another Highland Towers incident to occur,” said Noh who is also Selangor National Security Council (MKN) chairman.
Meanwhile, Pandan MP Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said electricity supply to the disaster-stricken area has been disconnected by Tenaga Nasional Berhad to prevent any untoward incident.
“We hope the parties concerned would carry out follow-up studies on the cause of the incident and hoped it would not occur again,” she said.
Yesterday, it was reported that a landslide at Taman Bukit Permai 2, Ampang near here in the evening took four lives while one was slightly injured apart from damaging 15 houses and 10 vehicles.