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  1. Luxury block crumbles 12/12/1993 SUM By Tony Emmanuel; Eddie Chua; Freedie Ng; Badrolhisham Bidin; Yushaimi Yahaya
    A 12-storey block of luxury hillslope apartments in Taman Hillview, Ulu Klang, Selangor, collapsed at lunchtime yesterday, injuring at least three people. Police believe many people could be trapped or even buried under the tons of concrete and steel in what may well be the country's worst building disaster.

  2. Penyelamat dari Britain, AS tiba 12/12/1993 BM
    KUALA LUMPUR: Pasukan mencari dan menyelamat dari Britain dan Amerika Syarikat dikatakan tiba di Pangsapuri Highland Towers di Taman Hillview Hulu Klang yang runtuh petang semalam untuk membantu kerja-kerja mencari mangsa yang dipercayai masih terperangkap. Difahamkan, pasukan penyelamat itu sedang meyediakan pelan menyelamat yang turut membabitkan pasukan penyelamat dari negara ini.

  3. Bangunan runtuh: Syor penalti disokong 12/12/1993 BM
    TRAGEDI bangunan runtuh berulang lagi. Dalam kejadian semalam, kira-kira 55 penghuni dikhuatiri terperangkap apabila pangsapuri 12 tingkat Highland Towers di Ulu Klang runtuh. Kita bersimpati kepada keluarga mangsa dan berharap mereka bersabar menerima tragedi ini. Sejak awal tahun lalu sehingga sekarang, sudah enam kejadian bangunan runtuh dilaporkan berlaku menyebabkan sembilan kematian dan 44 kecederaan parah dan kemungkinan mengalami kecacatan kekal. Antaranya ialah blok bangunan pangsapuri enam tingkat separuh siap di Taman Bukit Permai, Cheras; bangunan Kampus Induk Kolej Bandar Utama, di Bandar Utama Damansara dan minggu lalu di Taman Industri Ringan Puchong Perdana membabitkan 10 bangunan kilang dua tingkat. Kejadian semalam dikatakan paling dahsyat dalam sejarah industri pembinaan negara. Kita merasakan kejadian yang semakin meningkat ini mesti dipandang serius terutama membabitkan kehilangan banyak nyawa dan secara umum boleh menjejaskan imej industri pembinaan Malaysia.

  4. 12-storey apartment block collapses 12/12/1993 NSUNT All reports on "The Highland Towers disaster" by R.V. Veera; K. Vijiyan; Vijayan Menon; Tony Emmanuel; Sharifah Fatimah; Esther Tan; Carolyn Hong; M. Jeffri Razali; Eddie Chua; S. Kumaraguru; Azrin Mohd Azmi; Vijesh Rai; Mohsin Taib; Joycelyn Lee; Ronnie Krishnan.
    KUALA LUMPUR, Sat. - Fifty-three people are believed buried in the rubble of the 12-storey Highland Towers apartment block which collapsed today in Taman Hillview, Hulu Kelang. At 10.30pm, three people including a three-year-old girl, had been pulled out of the rubble.

  5. Scene of disaster 12/12/1993 NSUNT
    WHAT'S LEFT ... two blocks of Highland Towers, built in 1982 and 1985 remain standing while the third, built in 1979, is a heap of rubble.

  6. Collapse sends neighbours out of homes 12/12/1993 NSUNT
    KUALA LUMPUR, Sat. - Residents in two adjacent condominium blocks thought an earthquake had occurred when Block One at Taman Hillview collapsed. They rushed out thinking their buildings would be the next to fall.

  7. Hospital gets first victim at 4.50pm 12/12/1993 NSUNT
    KUALA LUMPUR, Sat. - The Kuala Lumpur Hospital received its first victim, a three year-old girl, about 4.50pm. Two other victims - Japanese national Shizue Nakajima, 50, and Umirah Rashidah, an Indonesian - arrived at the hospital at 4.55pm and 5.20pm respectively by helicopter.

  8. Micasa, hotel offer free stay and food 12/12/1993 NSUNT
    KUALA LUMPUR, Sat. - Micasa Apartments and the Pan Pacific Hotel Kuala Lumpur and have offered free rooms and food to victims of the collapsed condominium in Ulu Klang. Pan Pacific duty manager Encik Mustaffa Yusoff said for a start the hotel could only offer six rooms since the others were occupied.

  9. Anxious kin, friends converge on hospital 12/12/1993 NSUNT
    KUALA LUMPUR, Sat. - The Kuala Lumpur Hospital is besieged by relatives and friends of Highland Towers residents, anxious to know the fate of their loved ones. Among them were a couple, Fauziah Anuar, 39, and her husband, Mohamad Rozi Hashim, 42, who wanted to find out about their eldest daughter, Fararohaida, 14, who lived with her aunt, Yusna, 35, at the apartment block.

  10. Quick response to appeal from blood bank 12/12/1993 NSUNT
    KUALA LUMPUR, Sat. - Caring Malaysians are making a beeline to the Kuala Lumpur Hospital Blood Bank after hearing an appeal from television and radio. Some donors came from as far as Ipoh.

  11. King and Queen express shock, sadness over tragedy 12/12/1993 NSUNT
    KUALA LUMPUR, Sat. - The Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Azlan Shah and Raja Permaisuri Agong Tuanku Bainun have expressed shock and sadness over the tragedy affecting occupants of the Highland Towers condominium block in Taman Hillview today.

  12. Singapura bantu operasi 13/12/1993 BH
    KUALA LUMPUR, Ahad - Tujuh anggota Pasukan Penyelamat dan Malapetaka (DART) Jabatan Pertahanan Awam Republik Singapura turut membantu operasi menyelamat 54 penghuni yang masih terperangkap dalam runtuhan pangsapuri Highland Towers di Hulu Klang dekat sini. Pengarah Jabatan Siasatan Jenayah, Datuk Zaman Khan, berkata pasukan penyelamat itu, yang diketuai oleh Kapten Poon Siew Hai tiba di tempat kejadian kira-kira jam 1 pagi ini.

  13. Mangsa tinggal di hotel ibu kota 13/12/1993 BH
    KUALA LUMPUR, Ahad - Sebanyak 116 penghuni Highland Towers yang terselamat daripada runtuhan itu, kini menginap sementara di beberapa hotel di sekitar ibu kota. Tinjauan Berita Harian mendapati 91 daripada mereka menginap di 31 bilik di Hotel Pan Pacific manakala 25 lagi di Hotel Micasa. Sebahagian lagi difahamkan menumpang di rumah saudara serta kawan-kawan.

  14. Ibu susui bayi di bawah runtuhan 13/12/1993 BH
    KUALA LUMPUR, Ahad - Kasih ibu menyelamatkan bayi berusia setahun daripada dihempap runtuhan pangsapuri Highland Towers di Taman Hillview, Hulu Klang semalam. Nur Hamidah Najib, terselamat daripada bahaya timbunan simen dan konkrit kerana dia didakap erat oleh ibunya, Umi Rashidah Khoruman ketika pangsapuri 12 tingkat itu runtuh.

  15. Blok B pula mungkin tumbang 13/12/1993 BH
    KUALA LUMPUR, Ahad - Blok B pangsapuri Highland Towers di Taman Hillview, Hulu Klang mungkin tumbang berikutan keadaan tanah di sekitar tapak Blok A yang runtuh semalam, tidak stabil. Berikutan itu, semua penghuni Blok B dan Blok C diarah mengosongkan rumah mereka sejak Blok A runtuh kira-kira jam 1.35 petang semalam.

  16. 54 orang mangsa belum ditemui 13/12/1993 BH
    KUALA LUMPUR, Ahad - Gerakan mencari dan menyelamat 54 lagi penghuni pangsapuri Highland Towers di Taman Hillview, Hulu Klang, yang dipercayai masih terperangkap selepas bangunan itu runtuh petang semalam, diteruskan oleh pelbagai pasukan penyelamat. Pasukan penyelamat yang diketuai oleh Pengarah Jabatan Siasatan Jenayah Bukit Aman, Datuk Zaman Khan bertungkus lumus menjalankan operasi itu. Bagaimanapun, sehingga malam ini, belum seorang pun mangsa baru ditemui.

  17. Pentingkan binatang 13/12/1993 BH
    KUALA LUMPUR: Sikap sesetengah penghuni dua blok pangsapuri berhampiran Blok A, Pangsapuri Highland Towers yang runtuh semalam mengecewakan apabila mereka lebih mementingkan binatang peliharaan daripada nyawa anggota penyelamat yang bertugas.

  18. Malapetaka tidak dapat dilupakan 13/12/1993 BH
    KUALA LUMPUR, Ahad - Dua penghuni Blok A pangsapuri Highland Towers yang terselamat apabila bangunan itu runtuh semalam menyifatkan pengalaman mereka sebagai mimpi ngeri yang tidak akan dilupakan. Warganegara Pakistan, A R Sayeed, 55, berkata sebelum kejadian kira-kira jam 1.35 tengah hari semalam, beliau bersama sepupunya, Samiullah Sheikh, 46, dan isteri sepupunya, Nusrat Sheikh, 42, berada dalam lif tingkat itu untuk turun ke tempat letak kereta.

  19. Rumah pengarah jadi pusat gerakan 13/12/1993 BH
    KUALA LUMPUR, Ahad - Rumah Pengarah Pusat Spastik Kuala Lumpur, Dr Mohinder Singh, dijadikan pusat gerakan menyelamat dan media sejak, semalam. Rumah dua tingkat itu digunakan oleh polis, krew radio dan tv serta pegawai pelbagai agensi bagi membantu mangsa tragedi pangsapuri Highland Towers runtuh.

  20. Budak rayakan hari jadi terperangkap 13/12/1993 BH
    KUALA LUMPUR, Ahad - Kanak-kanak yang meraikan hari jadi seorang rakan mereka dipercayai antara 54 mangsa yang masih terperangkap dalam runtuhan pangsapuri Highland Towers di Taman Hillview, Hulu Klang. Menurut beberapa saksi, majlis berkenaan diadakan di tingkat bawah bangunan 12 tingkat itu. Beberapa anggota penyelamat semalam mendakwa terdengar tangisan kanak-kanak di bawah timbunan batu-bata yang runtuh.

  21. Mengelak mala petaka berulang 13/12/1993 BH
    RUMAH kediaman, sebagai tempat yang dianggap paling selamat, boleh menjadi tempat paling berbahaya sebagaimana yang berlaku dalam tragedi di pangsapuri Highland Towers di Taman Hillview, Hulu Klang kelmarin. Keadaan ini boleh berlaku di mana-mana saja apabila wujud kepelbagaian dan peningkatan kegiatan perbandaran untuk menampung keperluan masyarakat. Tragedi seperti ini biasanya berlaku apabila pelbagai prosedur dan dasar pembangunan diabaikan oleh pengamal-pengamalnya sama ada juru perunding, jurutera, pemaju, kontraktor dan sebagainya. Ketika melawat kawasan tragedi buat kali keduanya semalam, Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad berkata kerajaan perlu mengkaji semula satu daripada aspek pembinaan yang membabitkan penebangan pokok di lereng-lereng bukit. Menurutnya, penebangan pokok di lereng bukit perlu dikaji dengan teliti kerana banyak pangsapuri dibina atau yang bakal bina di kawasan seperti itu. Apa yang dijelaskan oleh Dr Mahathir itu bukan saja menitikberatkan soal alam sekitar, tetapi lehih penting ialah soal keselamatan penghuninya. Penebangan pokok tanpa memikirkan faktor ekologi akan menimbulkan pelbagai kesan yang boleh membantutkan pembangunan masa depan terutamanya di kawasan bandar kerana ia menjadikannya terdedah kepada pelbagai masalah baru termasuk perubahan iklim dan kepanasan bumi.

  22. Memperketat peraturan pembinaan perumahan 13/12/1993 BH By Lichong Angkui
    SECARA umum, bangunan tinggi di Malaysia tidak dibina dengan ketahanan yang mampu menghadapi gempa bumi atau gegaran luar biasa. Ini disebabkan negara ini tidak terletak dalam lingkungan kawasan yang memerlukan reka bentuk demikian. Oleh itu, tragedi pangsapuri 12 tingkat Highland Tower di Taman Hillview, Hulu Klang yang runtuh kelmarin mungkin perlu dijadikan iktibar oleh semua pihak, termasuk pemaju dan kerajaan untuk memperbetulkan keadaan. Ini kerana walaupun Malaysia terletak di luar lingkungan yang dianggap berbahaya, tetapi fenomena alam tidak boleh diramalkan sebegitu mudah. Bencana bukan semata-mata disebabkan faktor alam tetapi juga faktor luar jangka. Usia sesebuah bangunan akan meningkat dari sehari ke sehari dan tentunya ia akan mengalami sedikit sebanyak perubahan struktur.

  23. Lebih banyak pakar dihantar 13/12/1993 BH
    KUALA LUMPUR, Ahad - Kerja menyelamat akan ditumpukan di bahagian tengah pangsapuri Blok A Highland Towers yang runtuh semalam, kerana dipercayai banyak mangsa terperangkap di bahagian itu. Menteri Besar Selangor, Tan Sri Muhammad Muhd Taib, berkata berdasarkan laporan penghuni yang terselamat, bangunan itu menunjukkan tanda tidak stabil dan bergoyang kira-kira lima minit sebelum ia runtuh.

  24. `Still chance of survival for trapped condo occupants' 13/12/1993 BT By Jennifer Jacobs
    THE families of collapsed Highland Towers residents who are believed to be trapped are advised to take heart, as there is still a chance of survival. A member of the team of consulting engineers who has helped out in similar disasters, said, what usually happens is that the occupants trapped in collapsed buildings go into shock, thereby slowing down their metabolism rate, so they need less food and water.

  25. Call to check for initial signs of slope instability 13/12/1993 BT
    THE Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM) urges the Government and property owners of high-rise buildings abutting against and adjacent to steep hillsides to inspect for initial signs of potential slope instability which may lead to a building collapse. Its president Abdul Rashid Ahmad said this is because IEM's preliminary assessment indicates that the collapse of the 12-storey apartment block in Ulu Klang on Saturday was triggered by a landslide of the adjacent steep slope.

  26. Builders need clear-cut policy 13/12/1993 BT
    MALAYSIA should have a clear-cut policy on building condominiums on hillsides to avoid disasters like Saturday's incident where a landslide caused a Highland Towers condominium block to collapse. The policy should identify stringent measures to be taken to ensure that any development of hillsides is done with strict maintenance.

  27. Mahathir visits site for the second time 13/12/1993 BT
    PRIME Minister Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad yesterday morning visited the scene of the condominium collapse in Hulu Klang for the second time. He had gone to Taman Hillview for the first time on Saturday evening where a 12-storey block of condominums collapsed in the afternoon, apparently burying about 50 people. Dr Mahathir told reporters he hopes that more people can be rescued from the rubble.

  28. Police restrict traffic on Jalan Hulu Klang 13/12/1993 BT
    JALAN Hulu Klang is closed to traffic except for vehicles of residents in the area to facilitate rescue work at a collapsed block of condominiums in Taman Hillview, Selangor Traffic Police Chief ASP Jamaludin Haji Khalid said yesterday. Other motorists have been advised to use alternative roads because the authorities want Jalan Hulu Klang to be less congested to send the injured to hospital and to move debris away from the site, he said.

  29. Periksa segera 13/12/1993 HM
    KUALA LUMPUR: Semua kondominium, pangsapuri dan rumah pangsa di lereng bukit dan tanah tinggi di kawasan Hulu Klang, Setapak dan Batu perlu diperiksa segera bagi mengenal pasti keadaan dan kekukuhan tanah. Ini kerana kajian yang dijalankan oleh Kementerian Sains, Teknologi dan Alam Sekitar mendapati hakisan tanah di kawasan seluas 14,857 hektar di ketiga-tiga tempat itu dilaporkan serius.

  30. Gempar! 13/12/1993 HM All reports by Aminuddin Ibrahim; Johari Ibrahim; Razali Zakaria; Norsham Saleh; Fadzil Abdul Rashid; Abdul Hanim Malek; C Ramasamy
    KUALA LUMPUR: Beratus-ratus anggota pasukan penyelamat bergegas menyelamatkan diri apabila struktur bangunan pangsapuri Highland Towers di Hulu Klang yang runtuh kelmarin, tiba-tiba bergegar awal pagi tadi. Kejadian itu berlaku kira-kira jam 2.20 pagi ketika kerja membersihkan timbunan konkrit dan besi alang dijalankan dengan menggunakan kren dan jentolak, dalam usaha mencari mangsa yang masih terperangkap.

  31. Buat pengubat resah 13/12/1993 HM
    BAGI bekas Timbalan Perdana Menteri, Datuk Musa Hitam, hanya beberapa pakaian, foto dan sebuah buku milik anaknya, Carlos Rashid, dapat dijadikan penawar keresahan buat sementara waktu. Sehingga semalam, harapannya untuk menemui anak lelaki tunggalnya itu dan menantunya, Rozita Datuk Abu Bakar, yang tinggal di tingkat empat pangsapuri Highland Towers yang runtuh, masih tertangguh.

  32. Cubaan mencuri di blok sebelah 13/12/1993 HM
    KAWASAN runtuhan satu blok pangsapuri Highland Towers di Taman Hillview, Hulu Klang dekat sini bukan saja menjadi tumpuan pasukan mencari dan menyelamat dan orang ramai, malah sekumpulan pemuda yang ingin `menangguk di air keruh'. Pemuda terbabit dipercayai menyusup masuk ke dua blok pangsapuri bersebelahan yang tidak terjejas, dipercayai untuk mencuri barang berharga yang ditinggalkan oleh penghuninya.

  33. Panjat tangga ambil barang 13/12/1993 HM
    SELAIN menjalankan tugas mencari dan menyelamatkan mangsa runtuhan Blok A, pangsapuri Highland Towers di Taman Hillview, Hulu Klang, seorang anggota polis terpaksa memanjat anak tangga sehingga ke tingkat 12 blok bersebelahan. Konstabel Mohd Azrin Ishak, 25, dari Kem 5/6, Pasukan Polis Hutan (PPH), Cheras di sini dengan sukarela berkorban untuk naik ke tingkat 12, Blok B pangsapuri itu bagi mengambil pakaian atas permintaan penghuninya.

  34. Mangsa tinggal di hotel 13/12/1993 HM By Noor Sham Saleh
    KUALA LUMPUR: Hotel Pan Pacific di sini, membuka bilik gerakan yang beroperasi 24 jam untuk menguruskan penginapan sementara bagi penghuni kondominium Highlands Tower di Hulu Klang dan banglo yang berhampiran. Pengurus Keselamatan hotel itu, Mustaffa Muhd Yusuff, berkata lima kakitangan ditugaskan untuk mengurus pendaftaran masuk dan keluar penghuni terbabit.

  35. Bekerjasama menyelamat 13/12/1993 HM
    GERAKAN mencari dan menyelamat di kawasan runtuhan pangsapuri Highland Towers semalam memaparkan penggemblengan tenaga sektor awam, swasta dan orang ramai untuk melicinkan tugas menyelamatkan mangsa.

  36. Alat pengesan di pasang 13/12/1993 HM
    SEBARANG pergerakan pada dua lagi blok pangsapuri Highland Towers di Taman Hillview, Hulu Klang, bersebelahan dengan blok A yang runtuh kelmarin, akan dapat dikesan. Institut Kerja Raya Malaysia (Ikram) sudah memasang alat pengesan di kedua-dua bangunan itu terhadap bahaya kemungkinan satu daripadanya akan turut runtuh.

  37. Ujian tanah diragui 13/12/1993 HM
    KUALA LUMPUR: Mungkin ada sesuatu yang tidak kena dalam ujian tanah yang dijalankan sebelum pembinaan pangsapuri Highland Towers di Taman Hillview, Hulu Klang yang runtuh kelmarin. Sehubungan itu, kata Adun kawasan Hulu Klang, Fuad Hassan, beliau akan mendesak jawatankuasa penyiasat di peringkat Majlis Perbandaran Ampang Jaya (MPAJ) memanggil pemaju dan syarikat perunding pangsapuri terbabit untuk memberi keterangan mengenainya.

  38. Mungkin terjejas 13/12/1993 HM
    KUALA LUMPUR: Tragedi keruntuhan pangsapuri Highland Towers di Taman Hillview, Hulu Klang dijangka menjejaskan penjualan pangsapuri yang dibina di kawasan tanah tinggi di sekitar Lembah Klang. Menteri Perumahan dan Kerajaan Tempatan, Datuk Dr Ting Chew Peh, berkata orang ramai yang sebelum ini berminat untuk membeli pangsapuri di kawasan seperti itu mungkin mengubah pendirian.

  39. Ketahanan struktur berkurangan 13/12/1993 HM
    KETAHANAN struktur tanah di Taman Hillview, Hulu Klang yang menempatkan dua blok lagi pangsapuri Highland Towers semakin berkurangan akibat hakisan serta pergerakan dasarnya yang agak aktif. Siasatan awal Unit Penyiasat, Jabatan Penyiasatan Kajibumi merumuskan tidak mustahil untuk Blok B dan C pangsapuri itu runtuh pada bila-bila masa jika masalah itu tidak dapat diatasi.

  40. Harapan tipis  13/12/1993 HM
    KUALA LUMPUR: Harapan semakin tipis bagi keluarga 54 mangsa yang masih terperangkap di bawah runtuhan kondominium Highland Towers di Hulu Klang dekat sini, untuk bertemu semula dengan orang yang disayangi. Kira-kira 40 jam selepas kejadian berlaku pada jam 1.35 petang kelmarin, pasukan penyelamat menghadapi rintangan untuk menembusi timbunan konkrit dan besi alang yang berselerak di dalam bangunan 12 tingkat itu.

  41. Musa titis air mata 13/12/1993 HM
    KUALA LUMPUR: Hanya beberapa pakaian, foto dan sebuah buku milik Carlos Rashid yang dapat dijadikan sebagai penawar keresahan buat sementara oleh bekas Timbalan Perdana Menteri, Datuk Musa Hitam. Sehingga semalam, harapannya untuk menemui satu-satunya anak lelakinya itu serta menantunya, Rozita Datuk Abu Bakar, yang tinggal di tingkat empat kondominium Highland Towers yang runtuh, masih tertangguh.

  42. Blatant clearing of hills 13/12/1993 MM All reports by Ann Teoh; Badrolhisham Bidin; Eddie Chua; Gerald Chuah; Errol Oh; Efi Hafizah Hamzah
    HILLS are being cleared and cut indiscriminately, and with amazing frequency, for housing development because the Land Conservation Act 1960 - which protects hill land - is not being actively implemented. The Act, which came into force on May 5, 1960, is almost as good as not being there.

  43. Survey dept preparing maps on land condition for builders 13/12/1993 MM
    THE Geological Survey Department is preparing maps containing geotechnical information which will be useful to builders who want to know the condition of the land they are building on. Its director-general, Mr Fateh Chand, said the department had been working on this for a couple of years.

  44. Factors behind collapse of apartment block 13/12/1993 MM
    SEVERAL factors may have contributed to the collapse of the Highland Towers apartment block last Saturday - besides a landslide that triggered it. Prof Dr Ibrahim Komoo of the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia's Geology Department, who had visited the site, said one of them was improper building design, a factor which needed to be validated by the Public Works Department.

  45. All out for a better view 13/12/1993 MM
    POSH and peaceful Taman Hillview neighbourhood was invaded by hundreds of people, including curious onlookers, as rescue operations continued yesterday. With accounts and images of the Highland Towers building collapse splashed on newspapers and screened on television, hordes of people were drawn to the site.

  46. Chan family not taking any chances 13/12/1993 MM
    FOR the Chans, they are not taking the chance of continuing to live in Taman Hillview, Hulu Kelang, although their Highland Towers Block Two apartment is still standing. After seeing the neighbouring block fall, to stay on would mean living in a nightmare for the family of five and their maid.

  47. `My friend's trapped inside' 13/12/1993 MM
    AIRCRAFT enthusiast Craighton Carr (right) looked out the window to catch what he thought was a jet when he heard a thunderous sound outside last Saturday. Instead, the American teenager saw Block 1 of Highland Towers `coming down'.

  48. It just blew my mind 13/12/1993 MM
    FOR 40 years, engineer Chan Weng Chin has been involved in constructing buildings. But what he saw on Saturday blew his mind. The 64-year-old was among several people at Block Two of Highland Towers who saw the 12-storey Block 1 crumbling under a cloud of dust.

  49. Excellent support from blood donors 13/12/1993 MM
    THERE was tremendous support from blood donors at the Kuala Lumpur Hospital in response to the Highland Towers tragedy. Hundreds sacrificed their Sunday to give blood at the hospital as early as 8am yesterday.

  50. Tough job retrieving family's belongings 13/12/1993 MM
    BUSINESSMAN Ramli Ismail emerged from Highland Towers' Block Two - which appears to be listing - with some of his family's belongings yesterday drenched in sweat. But it was not cold sweat from fear that the building might collapse like Block One did last Saturday but the exertion of climbing up eight floors to his apartment and lugging down whatever he could lay his hands on.

  51. Body of Japanese woman claimed by husband 13/12/1993 MM
    THE body of deceased Shizue Nakajima killed in the Highland Towers apartment collapse last Saturday was claimed by her husband at the Kuala Lumpur General Hospital. Yoriyuki Nakajima, who was in Malacca when the incident occured, rushed to the hospital to identify the body about lunchtime yesterday.

  52. Led by a baby's cry ..13/12/1993 MM
    D. SIVALINGAM, with four other Malaysian Red Crescent Society (MRCS) members and 20 firemen, spent two hours last Saturday digging through a pile of steel and rubble that was once an apartment block - to follow a baby's cry. His team arrived immediately after being radioed by the Fire Services Department of the collapse of Block 1 of the 12-storey Highland Towers apartment in Taman Hillview, Hulu Kelang.

  53. Developer involved in legal tussle 13/12/1993 MM
    THE developer of Highland Towers was involved in a legal tussle with the management of the Good Shepherd welfare home when it blocked a stream and caused part of the land belonging to the home to become swampy 10 years ago. The stream, which was in existence before the home was built in 1960, was blocked so that the developer could build houses next to the condominiums.

  54. Cool relief for rescuers 13/12/1993 MM
    A GLASS of syrup or iced tea after a hard days work is on the minds of the many rescuers and Pressmen at the collapsed Highland Tower apartment block. They have to thank businessman Zamani Radzi for helping them quench their thirst.

  55. Rattle fears 13/12/1993 MM By Eddie Chua; M. Jeffri Razali
    SEARCH and rescue operations at the collapsed Block A of Highland Towers in Hulu Klang came to a halt at 2.20am today when rescue workers felt vibrations in some parts of the structure. Rescue workers were asked to leave the collapsed building. Until 8am, work had not resumed and it could not be confirmed if any body was found.

  56. Building collapse: The search continues 13/12/1993  NST All stories on "The Highland Towers disaster" by R.V. Veera; K. Vijiyan; Vijayan Menon; Tony Emmanuel; M. Jeffri Razali; Vijesh Rai; Ahmad Suffian; Jocelyn Lee; Pang Hin Hue; Azrin Mohd Azmi; Mohsin Taib; Ronnie Krishnan
    KUALA LUMPUR, Sun. - More than 30 hours after a 12-storey Highland Towers apartment building in Hulu Klang collapsed yesterday, trapping more than 50 people, search and rescue personnel could detect no signs of life. Rescue workers this morning began clearing a passageway through the elevator shaft area to reach the lift and fire escape staircase where many of the occupants fleeing the building are believed to be trapped.

  57. Search for trapped residents continues 13/12/1993 NST All stories on "The Highland Towers disaster" by R.V. Veera; K. Vijiyan; Vijayan Menon; Tony Emmanuel; M. Jeffri Razali; Vijesh Rai; Ahmad Suffian; Jocelyn Lee; Pang Hin Hue; Azrin Mohd Azmi; Mohsin Taib; Ronnie Krishnan
    KUALA LUMPUR, Sun. - Firemen and rescue teams have located a body in the rubble of the 12-storey Block A of Highland Towers apartment building in Hulu Klang. At Press time, work is continuing to recover the body which is believed to be pinned down by concrete slabs.

  58. All eyes on disaster site rescue efforts 13/12/1993  NST-CITYX By Abdul Razak Chik
    THE State of preparedness of our emergency services is being put under the glare of world scrutiny during the handling of the Highland Towers apartment collapse. Such is the magnitude of the disaster that even the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) World Service is giving updates on the rescue operations on its hourly radio news bulletin in its shortwave broadcasts.

  59. More respond to donate blood 13/12/1993 NST
    KUALA LUMPUR, Sun. - More people responded today to the call to donate blood for victims of the collapsed Highland Towers apartment. As at 5pm today, there were 542 blood donors at the Kuala Lumpur Hospital, including 58 trainee police inspectors.

  60. Carlos' book and album found 13/12/1993 NST
    KUALA LUMPUR, Sun. - Rescue workers found a book, a photo album and some clothing belonging to Carlos Rashid, son of former Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Musa Hitam. They were handed over to Musa who returned to the site this morning to inquire about his son and daughter-in-law Rozita, both of whom were trapped in the debris. There was no sign of them.

  61. Trapped survivor who kept her cool 13/12/1993 NST
    KUALA LUMPUR, Sun. - Umi Rashidah Khoruman, 22, kept her cool even though she was trapped in the rubble when the Highlands Tower building collapsed. When her 18-month-old daughter, Norhidah Najib, began crying she calmed her down by breast-feeding her.

  62. Foundation unaffected, says HDA secretary 13/12/1993 NST
    KUALA LUMPUR, Sun. - Housing Developers' Association secretary Alan Tong Kok Mau said today the foundation for the 12-storey Block A of the Highland Towers was not affected and added that he suspected the landslip caused the apartment block to topple. He said the building had been built according to specifications and noted that there was construction work being carried out behind the building.

  63. Special Singapore team helps in search operations 13/12/1993 NST
    KUALA LUMPUR, Sun. - Singapore's highly-trained rescue squad called the Disaster and Rescue Team (DART) arrived early today to help in rescue operations at the 12-storey Highland Towers block which collapsed after a landslide yesterday. They came in two trucks filled with rescue and medical equipment after a request by Malaysia.

  64. Jalan Hulu Klang closed to traffic 13/12/1993 NST
    KUALA LUMPUR, Sun. - Police have closed Jalan Hulu Klang to all vehicles, except those of residents in the area, to facilitate rescue work at the collapsed block of apartments in Taman Hillview, Hulu Klang. Selangor Traffic Police Chief Assistant Superintendent Jamaludin Khalid advised motorists heading for Kuala Lumpur from the scene of the tragedy to use Jalan Genting Klang via Setapak.

  65. IEM: Condo collapse triggered by landslide 13/12/1993 NST
    KUALA LUMPUR, Sun. - A preliminary assessment by the Institution of Engineers indicates that the collapse of the 12-storey apartment block in Hulu Klang was triggered by a landslide of the adjacent steep slope. The slope could have been creeping for a long time before the landslide, its president, Abdul Rashid Ahmad, said in a statement today.

  66. Intensive land-clearing said to be cause of tragedy 13/12/1993 NST
    KUALA LUMPUR, Sun. - Korean businessman Kim Jin Won was disturbed by the intensive land-clearing activities and decided to move out early this year from his Block A Highlands Tower apartment, which collapsed yesterday, to another one there. Kim said the land clearing by developers on a nearby hill had resulted in massive soil erosion and flash floods during the rainy periods.

  67. Terrifying time for three 13/12/1993 NST
    KUALA LUMPUR, Sun. - Three Pakistanis had a terrifying experience fleeing from the Highland Towers building seconds before it collapsed behind them. One of them, A.R. Sayeed, 55, was slightly injured on the head and hands by flying debris.

  68. Tunnelling at lower section begins 13/12/1993 NST
    KUALA LUMPUR, Sun. - Firemen, assisted by Singapore Civil Defence rescue personnel, have begun tunnelling through the lower section of the collapsed building. Criminal Investigation Department chief Datuk Zaman Khan, who is heading rescue operations, said the work was very slow and time-consuming.

  69. Elderly couple's life savings now in ruins 13/12/1993 NST
    KUALA LUMPUR, Sun. - An elderly couple lost their life savings when their apartment came tumbling down at the Highland Towers in Hulu Kelang yesterday. Mr P.T. Chacko, 61, and his wife Molly Chacko, 52, said they bought the three-bedroom luxury apartment for RM210,000 last April.

  70. Harapan baru cari mangsa 14/12/1993 BH
    KUALA LUMPUR, Isnin - Ketibaan dua anjing pengesan bersama sekumpulan anggota penyelamat dari Perancis membawa harapan baru untuk menyelamatkan mangsa yang terperangkap dalam tragedi pangsapuri Highland Towers runtuh di Hulu Klang. Anjing pengesan itu, dalam tempoh sejam membawa petugas ke suatu tempat di timbunan runtuhan bangunan itu.

  71. Tentera sedia jalani latihan 14/12/1993 BH
    KUALA LUMPUR, Isnin - Kementerian Pertahanan bersedia menghantar anggota tentera menjalani latihan bagi menjalankan kerja menyelamat seperti runtuhan bangunan Pangsapuri Highland Towers di Taman Hillview, Hulu Klang, kelmarin. Menteri Pertahanan, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, berkata anggota tentera akan dihantar ke luar negara untuk menjalani latihan itu pada bila-bila masa sekiranya perlu.

  72. Anwar umum badan khas Kabinet 14/12/1993 BH
    KUALA LUMPUR, Isnin - Timbalan Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim hari ini mengumumkan penubuhan sebuah Jawatankuasa Kabinet khusus untuk menangani semua masalah berhubung tragedi pangsapuri Highland Towers yang runtuh, kelmarin. Sehubungan dengan itu, katanya, semua urusan berkaitan tragedi yang dipercayai memerangkap 54 orang itu, termasuk usaha mencari dan menyelamat, akan diuruskan di peringkat kebangsaan.

  73. Dewan bahas isu pangsapuri runtuh 14/12/1993  BH By Norazmi Abdul Talib; Minarni Mat Saad
    SHAH ALAM, Isnin - Dewan Undangan Negeri (DUN) Selangor menanguhkan urusannya petang ini untuk membahaskan secara khusus isu kejadian keruntuhan bangunan berikutan kejadian terbaru membabitkan pangasapuri Highland Towers di Hulu Klang Sabtu lalu. Menteri Besar Tan Sri Muhammad Muhd Taib ketika membentangkan usul itu, berkata, ia adalah perkara yang membabitkan kepentingan awam dan sesuatu yang perlu disegerakan.

  74. Penghuni dakwa barang dicuri 14/12/1993 BH
    KUALA LUMPUR, Isnin - Dua penghuni Blok B Highland Towers di Taman Hillview, Hulu Klang, terletak bersebelahan Blok A yang runtuh tengah hari kelmarin, mendakwa ada antara barangan mereka yang ditinggalkan di kondominium itu dicuri. Mary Ling Toh berkata, ketika dia pergi semula ke rumahnya di blok itu untuk mengambil barangannya, beliau mendapati telefon bimbit yang berada di dalam bilik bersama wang tunai disimpan dalam dompetnya sudah hilang.

  75. Dua beradik pemilik kondo runtuh BH 14/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Isnin - High Lands Properties Sdn Bhd, pemaju pangsapuri Highland Towers yang runtuh di Hulu Klang di sini, dimiliki oleh dua beradik, Yap Kim Kee dan Yap Kim Seng atau Yap Kim Soon. Semakan yang dibuat dengan Pendaftar Syarikat (ROC) hari ini menunjukkan syarikat itu ditubuhkan sebagai sebuah syarikat pemaju hartanah dengan Yap Kim Kee sebagai pemegang saham majoriti sebanyak 930,002 saham berharga RM1 setiap satu.

  76. Musnah dalam lima minit: Saksi 14/12/1993 BH
    KUALA LUMPUR, Isnin - Segala-galanya musnah dalam tempoh lima minit apabila pangsapuri Highland Towers bergegar sebelum runtuh kelmarin, kata seorang pengawal, Phillip Baliudu. Baliudu, 25, yang menjadi pengawal keselamatan di pangsapuri itu sejak lapan bulan lalu, lari ke pondok pengawal dan terjun ke longkang berhampiran sebaik saja menyedari bangunan itu bergegar.

  77. Mangsa aktif dalam kerja amal 14/12/1993 BH
    KUALA LUMPUR, Isnin - Datin Milly Lee, 55, seorang daripada mangsa yang terperangkap dalam runtuhan pangsapuri Highland Towers di Hulu Klang tengah hari kelmarin, adalah seorang pekerja sosial yang aktif. Beliau juga ialah bekas pengetua sekolah `The Pink Shoe Ballet', antara sekolah ballet yang pertama ditubuhkan di sini, kata anak lelakinya, Philip Lee.

  78. Juruukur tanah awasi Blok B 14/12/1993  BH
    KUALA LUMPUR, Isnin - Sekumpulan juruukur tanah dari beberapa agensi memulakan pengawasan terperinci ke atas keadaan Blok B pangsapuri Highland Towers yang dikatakan condong selepas hujan lebat petang ini.

  79. Patologi HKL buka bilik gerakan 14/12/1993 BH
    KUALA LUMPUR, Isnin - Jabatan Patologi Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL) menubuhkan bilik gerakan bencana bagi menyelaraskan proses pengendalian dan pemeriksaan mayat mangsa pangsapuri Highland Towers yang runtuh, Sabtu lalu. Pakar Perunding Kanan Patologi HKL, Dr Mohd Zaini Abdul Rahman, berkata dua pasukan membabitkan enam pakar patologi, lapan pegawai perubatan dan pembantu hospital ditempatkan di tapak runtuhan dan bilik gerakan bencana itu.

  80. Kajian geo-teknikal penting 14/12/1993 BH
    KUALA LUMPUR, Isnin - Jabatan Penyiasatan Kajibumi meminta pemaju yang ingin membina bangunan, terutama bangunan tinggi supaya menjalankan kajian `geoteknikal' untuk memastikan kesesuaiannya. Ketua Pengarah jabatan itu, Fateh Chand, berkata kajian secara mendalam itu perlu sebelum mereka bentuk bangunan yang hendak didirikan.

  81. Suasana semakin tegang 14/12/1993 BH
    CEMAS...Wartawan dan sanak saudara mangsa nahas tragedi pangsapuri Highland Towers di Hulu Klang berkerumun di tempat kejadian itu, semalam (gambar) untuk menyaksikan sendiri kerja menyelamat oleh pasukan keselamatan. Hujan lebat turun di sebelah petang dan maklumat mengenai bangunan blok B mengalami gegaran menyebabkan suasana bertambah tegang serta kelam kabut dan pasukan penyelamat terpaksa menangguhkan kerja mereka.

  82. DART kesan degup jantung mangsa 14/12/1993 BH
    All reports by M Thillinadan; Izman Ismail; Nadzim Ahmad Jamalludin; Wan Jailani Razak; Kamal Ahmad; Zairee Zahir; Ismail Mat; Ebi Azly Abdullah; Nurul Adlina Kamaludin; Nurmawati Abdul Rani; Salina Abdullah; Shahnun Hanif
    KUALA LUMPUR, Isnin - Masih ada yang hidup ... Begitulah keyakinan pasukan penyelamat yang bertungkus lumus sejak 48 jam lalu bagi mengesan 54 penghuni pangsapuri Highland Towers yang terperangkap di bawah runtuhan bangunan itu.

  83. Adun syor runtuhkan dua blok pangsapuri 14/12/1993 BH
    SHAH ALAM, Isnin - Kerajaan Selangor dicadang supaya mengisytiharkan Highland Towers di Taman Hillview, Hulu Klang sebagai kawasan yang tidak selamat didiami dengan meruntuhkan dua lagi pangsapuri di situ. Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri (Adun) kawasan Hulu Klang, Fuad Hassan, berkata hakisan tanah di kawasan itu semakin serius dan jika dua blok pangsapuri tidak diruntuhkan, ia akan mengalami nasib yang sama seperti keruntuhan blok A pada Sabtu lalu.

  84. Rakyat Singapura turut prihatin 14/12/1993 BH
    SINGAPURA, Isnin - Walaupun jaraknya jauh, tragedi pangsapuri Highland Towers yang runtuh di Kuala Lumpur kelmarin tetap menyentuh hati banyak rakyat Singapura. Laporan akhbar dan gambar tragedi, kerja menyelamat, timbunan runtuhan dan anggota keluarga yang menangis terus menarik perhatian pembaca.

  85. Time to act 14/12/1993 BT
    IT WAS the mother of building disasters. Block A of the 12-storey Highland Towers in Hulu Klang just crumbled on Saturday afternoon. At least 50 residents are still trapped inside the debris and shell of a once proud tower. Authorities hold out slim hopes for those trapped inside, who include former Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Musa Hitam's only son and his daughter-in-law. Rescue work has been going on during the last three days. Musa was a fine study of grace under stress. The television cameras captured vividly the scene of a distraught father waiting for news of his son and daughter-in-law. It also showed him gently brushing aside reporters who wanted to ask him questions. "Sorry, nothing to say, ask the officials," he said. The reporters and photographers could not be blamed, too. They were just going about their work. That is the hard part of press work. Reporters would be happier recording the country's achievements like the successful staging of Lima 93 which just ended in Langkawi. However one cannot choose. News is news, especially bad news, and the collapse of the block of luxury high-rise apartments is really bad news.

  86. Search, rescue work going on at slow pace 14/12/1993 BT By Zarina Tahir
    SEARCH and rescue work at the collapsed Highland Towers in Ulu Klang is still moving along at a slow pace due to fear that any sudden action while removing rubble may trigger the collapse of more walls, Defence Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said. Two neighbouring blocks, although still standing, have been declared unsafe. "The two will fall if there is movement from the retaining walls," he said.

  87. 2 meter lagi 14/12/1993 HM
    All reports by Mohd Idros Mohd Ali; Rasid Rahaman; Hamid Karim; Johari Ibrahim; Razali Zakaria; C Ramasamy
    KUALA LUMPUR: Tidak sampai dua meter konkrit sahaja lagi memisahkan anggota pasukan penyelamat dan lebih daripada seorang mangsa yang masih hidup dalam runtuhan pangsapuri Highland Towers di Hulu Klang. Pasukan penyelamat dari Perancis, Jepun, Singapura dan sukarelawan tempatan terus berusaha sehingga pagi ini mengangkut keluar timbunan serpihan konkrit dan besi untuk membuat laluan ke arah `tanda-tanda kehidupan' yang dikesan oleh anjing pengesan dan pemerum gema.

  88. Masih ada harapan 14/12/1993 HM
    KUALA LUMPUR: Dalam tempoh hanya sejam selepas tiba bersama sekumpulan lapan anggota Pertahanan Awam Perancis, dua ekor anjing pengesan membawa pasukan penyelamat ke suatu bahagian di celah runtuhan pangsapuri Highland Towers malam tadi.

  89. Perang mulut akhiri sidang 14/12/1993 HM By Rosli Abu Hasan
    KUALA LUMPUR: Perang mulut mengakhiri Persidangan Dewan Undangan Negeri Selangor semalam ketika usul mengenai tragedi pangsapuri Highland Towers, Taman Hillview, Hulu Klang, runtuh Sabtu lalu, dibahaskan. Pertikaman lidah berlaku di antara penyokong kerajaan dan pembangkang yang mengatakan masing-masing tidak mengambil sesuatu tindakan positif bagi menyelamatkan mangsa runtuhan itu.

  90. Projek bina bangunan tinggi ditangguh 14/12/1993 HM
    SEMUA kelulusan projek pembinaan bangunan tinggi seperti kondominium di persekitaran kawasan berbukit di Selangor ditangguhkan sehingga kerajaan negeri benar-benar puas hati bahawa soal keselamatan dan sebarang perakuan yang dibuat oleh Jawatankuasa Khas yang ditubuhkan, dipatuhi sepenuhnya. Ini bagi memastikan tragedi pangsapuri 12 tingkat Highland Towers yang runtuh di Taman Hillview, Hulu Klang, Sabtu lalu tidak berulang.

  91. Tumpukan kerja menyelamat 14/12/1993 HM
    CADANGAN Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri kawasan Hulu Klang, Fuad Hassan, supaya dua blok yang terletak bersebelahan Blok A pangsapuri Highland Towers yang runtuh Sabtu lalu turut dirobohkan, akan diberi pertimbangan sewajarnya. Bagaimanapun, buat masa ini, kerajaan negeri memberi lebih tumpuan kepada kerja-kerja menyelamatkan mangsa yang masih lagi terperangkap di bawah runtuhan itu.

  92. Mangsa sempat jamah makanan 14/12/1993 HM
    KUALA LUMPUR: Enam orang daripada dua keluarga yang mempunyai pertalian saudara sempat menjamah makanan sebelum terperangkap di tingkat lapan Blok A pangsapuri Highland Towers yang runtuh Sabtu lalu. Saat-saat terakhir Ong Yeong, 53, membelikan makanan untuk isteri, anaknya, dan tiga anak saudaranya 10 minit sebelum blok itu runtuh, diceritakan oleh adik iparnya semalam.

  93. Boleh bahayakan Blok B HM 14/12/1993
    SETIAP pergerakan dalam kerja mencari dan menyelamatkan mangsa di bawah runtuhan Blok A pangsapuri Highland Towers di Hulu Klang boleh turut menjejaskan Blok B bersebelahan yang menghadapi kemungkinan runtuh bila- bila masa. Sehubungan itu, kata Menteri Pertahanan, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, kerja berkenaan perlu dilakukan dengan berhati-hati untuk mengelakkan sebarang kemungkinan buruk.

  94. Penyelamat hidu bau hanyir HM 14/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR: Bau hanyir mula dihidu oleh beberapa anggota pasukan penyelamat di sekitar kawasan runtuhan Blok B pangsapuri Highland Towers kira-kira jam 3 petang semalam. Seorang anggota dari Pasukan Penyelamat dan Bantuan Malapetaka (Dart) Singapura memberitahu Harian Metro bahawa bau itu, dipercayai daripada darah mangsa yang terperangkap, boleh dihidu oleh mereka yang berada sekitar 50 meter dari tempat runtuhan.

  95. Kawalan projek lereng bukit longgar HM 14/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR: Ketiadaan jawatankuasa khas untuk mengawal pembinaan bangunan tinggi di lereng bukit menyebabkan kontraktor mengabaikan risiko berhadapan dengan tanah runtuh. Mereka membina bangunan tinggi di lereng bukit walaupun menyedari kemungkinan berlaku tanah runtuh, terutama di kawasan yang menerima hujan lebat.

  96. Gagal selamatkan nyawa HM 14/12/1993 By Mohd Idros Mohd Ali; Rasid Rahaman; Hamid Karim; Johari Ibrahim; Razali Zakaria; C Ramasamy
    KUALA LUMPUR: Beberapa mangsa dipercayai terbunuh ketika cuba menyelamatkan diri sebaik sahaja berjaya keluar dari pengsapuri Highland Towers di Hulu Klang, yang runtuh Sabtu lalu. Mereka dikatakan berjaya turun ke tingkat bawah pangsapuri berkenaan selepas menyedari bangunan itu senget.

  97. Gerak tanah diawasi HM 14/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR: Empat anggota bomba dengan dibantu sekumpulan juruukur sukarela mengawasi pergerakan tanah setiap masa bagi menjamin keselamatan anggota penyelamat ketika menjalankan tugas. Mereka juga mengawasi Blok B Highland Towers yang dikatakan condong 0.5 sentimeter setiap setengah jam ketika hujan lebat petang semalam.

  98. MPAJ bekukan permohonan HM 14/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR: Semua permohonan membina kondominium di kawasan pentadbiran Majlis Perbandaran Ampang Jaya (MPAJ), terutama yang membabitkan kawasan lereng bukit, dibekukan serta-merta. Yang Dipertua MPAJ, Abdul Karim Munisar, berkata pembekuan itu adalah antara langkah awal untuk memastikan tragedi pangsapuri Highland Towers di Taman Hillview, Hulu Klang dekat sini yang runtuh Sabtu lalu, tidak berulang.

  99. Mengesan mangsa ... HM 14/12/1993
    DALAM tempoh hanya sejam selepas tiba bersama sekumpulan lapan anggota pasukan penyelamat Perancis, dua ekor anjing pengesan membawa pasukan petugas ke suatu bahagian di timbunan runtuhan pangsapuri Highland Towers malam tadi.

  100. Mangsa baru lepas makan HM 14/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR: Enam orang daripada dua keluarga yang mempunyai pertalian saudara sempat menjamah makanan sebelum terperangkap di tingkat lapan Blok A pangsapuri Highland Towers yang runtuh Sabtu lalu. Saat-saat terakhir Ong Yeong, 53, membelikan makanan untuk isteri, anaknya, dan tiga anak saudaranya 10 minit sebelum blok itu runtuh, diceritakan oleh adik iparnya semalam.

  101. Gerakan mencari kembali cergas HM 14/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR: Gerakan mencari dan menyelamat mangsa yang terperangkap di bawah runtuhan pangsapuri Highland Towers di Hulu Klang, kembali cergas petang semalam berikutan campur tangan Ketua Polis Negara, Tun Hanif Omar. Dalam dua kejadian berasingan, Hanif dan Timbalan Ketua Polis Negara, Tan Sri Abdul Rahim Mohd Noor, jelas tidak dapat menahan sabar melihat pasukan penyelamat yang dianggotai wakil pelbagai jabatan dan pertubuhan sukarela serta pakar-pakar teknikal lebih banyak berbincang daripada menjalankan kerja menyelamat.

  102. Ramai masih hidup! HM 14/12/1993 By Mohd Idros Mohd Ali; Rasid Rahaman; Hamid Karim; Johari Ibrahim; Razali Zakaria; C Ramasamy
    KUALA LUMPUR: Lebih daripada seorang mangsa yang terperangkap di bawah timbunan runtuhan pangsapuri Blok A Highland Towers di Hulu Klang, dipercayai masih hidup. Alat khas yang digunakan oleh pasukan penyelamat dari Perancis untuk mengetuk beberapa bahagian dinding di celah-celah runtuhan itu malam tadi, mendapat balasan ketukan dari bahagian dalam bangunan terbabit, menandakan masih ada mangsa yang terselamat.

  103. Faith in their condos MM 14/12/1993
    THE only reason why Dr Ting Wen Hui lives in a condominium atop a hill is because he designed the structure. The Institute of Engineers of Malaysia deputy president said he felt safe in his condominium in Jalan Ara, Bangsar, despite the Highland Towers collapse in Hulu Kelang.

  104. Drive for blood donation called off MM 14/12/1993
    THE blood donation drive for the Highland Towers collapse tragedy was called off after about three months supply were collected by 3pm yesterday. Kuala Lumpur General Hospital deputy director Dr Omar Said Amad thanked the public for their support by giving 1,600 units.

  105. Praying for Musa's son MM 14/12/1993
    DATIN Hajah Zaleha Hitam wept for her nephew, Carlos Rashid Musa and his wife Rozita Datuk Abu Bakar, who are among the 49 victims trapped in the Highland Towers collapse. She did not want to speak at first and after staring at the collapsed building for a moment, shut her eyes and seemed to be praying.

  106. Towering above the rest 14/12/1993MM-WTM  By Daniel Chan
    THOSE who watched RTM's live coverage of the rescue work at Highland Towers in Hulu Klang, Selangor, must feel grateful to the government for keeping the nation informed on a scale unprecedented in local television. From past midnight and continuing past 7am, TV1 is serving as a conduit to what is happening at the site as it unfolds, as an international team of rescuers work round-the-clock to try and save those still trapped.

  107. Danger behind too MM 14/12/1993
    WHILE feverishly working to look for victims in the collapsed Highland Towers Block A, rescuers nervously looked over their shoulders at the other two blocks towering behind them. And with good reason. Both buildings were found listing due to ground movements caused by heavy rain.

  108. Taps of hope MM 14/12/1993  All reports by Jasni Rahim; Eddie Chua; Jaffry Azman; Alex Choong; Ann Teoh; Gerald Chuah; Jeswant Kaur; Meor Shariman; Efi Hafizah Hamzah
    THERE are survivors beneath the rubble! This was confirmed by a French rescue squad official at the scene of the collapsed Highland Towers condominium block in Hulu Klang. The official, identified only as Rasse, who handled a dog called Dax, said: "All the floors of the building have crumbled. However, there are several survivors under the rubble."

  109. Concern over Indian nationals MM 14/12/1993
    THE High Commission of India is worried over three Indian nationals believed trapped under the collapsed block of Highland Towers. Its first secretary, Mr M.A. Emile, said they included a couple, Mr and Mrs Arabindo Dutta of Calcutta, who had been living at the Block A condominium for the past six years.

  110. Making sure it's the right decision MM 14/12/1993
    AMID the grim crisis surrounding the Highland Tower collapse, local and foreign engineers were engaged in a nail-biting argument on how best to handle the rescue operations. With fear that Block B may collapse anytime, the engineers had to make a quick decision. There was only one snag: Would it be the right decision?

  111. Praying for safety of trapped uncle MM 14/12/1993
    HER uncle is one of the residents trapped in the collapsed block of apartments and Nik Kamariah Nik Mat is praying for his safety. Kamariah, who has been at the scene since last Saturday, said she hopes to see her uncle again.

  112. Scramble to remove valuables MM 14/12/1993
    STUDENT Intan Kamal, who was seen carrying out her uncle's belongings from Block C of Highland Towers, said she was grateful her uncle's block did not collapse too. "I cannot believe that this is happening," she said.

  113. Survivors who lost almost all MM 14/12/1993
    SOME of the apartment owners who were saved from Saturday's Highland Towers tragedy at Hulu Kelang, say they will have to start from scratch as most of their personal belongings are gone. However, beyond the importance of material wealth, they are thankful to be alive and grateful that their loved ones escaped unhurt.

  114. KLGH set to provide emergency treatment MM 14/12/1993
    AS rescue operations at the disaster site intensified, the Kuala Lumpur General Hospital has been making preparations to administer emergency treatment to the injured as well as making room for the dead. Hospital Senior Consultant Pathologist Dr Mohamed Zaini Abdul Rahman said everything has been planned systematically so that there would be no confusion or delay when the victims are retrieved from the site.

  115. Committee to probe cause of collapse MM 14/12/1993
    THE Selangor State Assembly approved a motion yesterday to set up a highlevel committee to probe the cause of the Highland Towers collapse. The assembly also issued a ruling that construction of all current high- rise building projects be stopped indefinitely with immediate effect.

  116. Signs of life! MM 14/12/1993
    THE first few hours of the arrival of foreign rescuers brought progress - and hope - in finding survivors among the rubble that was Highland Towers Block A condominiums in Hulu Klang yesterday. Some 30 minutes after the French Civil Securite contingent turned up about 7pm, their leader confirmed that there were survivors.

  117. Why wasn't the law enforced? MM 14/12/1993
    LAWYER Sheikh Shatar Sheikh Hashim says the Highland Towers tragedy could have been averted had the relevant authority been more prudent when approving such construction works. He claimed that the tragedy clearly showed that there was an oversight on the part of the relevant authority in approving construction works which involved the clearing of hilly areas.

  118. Looting claim MM 14/12/1993
    IN the crisis to evacuate their premises, hapless residents of Block B and Block C of Highland Towers were galled that someone had taken advantage of the tragedy by looting the rooms. Some residents of Block C who went up to salvage important documents found to their shock half their belongings missing.

  119. `Developer could have warned us' MM 14/12/1993
    SOME residents of the Highland Towers condominium believe the Block A collapse could have been avoided if they had been informed of the danger. A resident of Block B, who only wanted to be identified as Mrs L.P.H. said she had been staying there for three years and last year she noticed a developer clearing the hilly land behind her block for construction purposes.

  120. VIP cheer for lucky duo MM 14/12/1993
    LUCKY Umi Rashidah Khoruman, 22, and 18-month-old daughter, Norhidah Nadjib - the sole survivors of the Highland Towers apartment collapse so far, were visited by the wife of Indonesian Ambassador to Malaysia, Ibu Amy Sudarmadi, at the Kuala Lumpur General Hospital yesterday. Amy Sudarmani, accompanied by members of the Indonesian Embassy at Jalan Tun Razak, visited the mother and child at Ward 17 about 5pm.

  121. Cabinet committee to handle all matters on building collapse 14/12/1993 NST
    KUALA LUMPUR, Mon. - The Government has set up a Cabinet committee under the chairmanship of Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to handle all matters related to the collapse of the Highland Towers apartment block in Hulu Klang, Selangor. Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Dr Ting Chew Peh, Information Minister Datuk Mohamed Rahmat, Science, Technology and Environment Minister Datuk Law Hieng Ding and Works Minister Datuk Leo Moggie would sit on the committee, Anwar announced today.

  122. Cabinet committee to handle all matters on building collapse NST 14/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Mon. - The Government has set up a Cabinet committee under the chairmanship of Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to handle all matters related to the collapse of a Highland Towers apartment block in Hulu Klang, Selangor. Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Dr Ting Chew Peh, Information Minister Datuk Mohamed Rahmat, Science, Technology and Environment Minister Datuk Law Hieng Ding and Works Minister Datuk Leo Moggie would sit on the committee, Anwar announced today.

  123. Hopes of finding survivors NST 14/12/1993All reports on " The Highland Towers disaster" by K. Vijiyan; Vijayan Menon; Tony Emmanuel; Alex Choong; M. Jeffri Razali; Saodah Ismail; Vijesh Rai; Jocelyn Lee; Pang Hin Yue; Azrin Mohd Azmi; Mohsin Taib; Carolyn Hong; Vincent de Paul; Ronnie Krishnan
    KUALA LUMPUR, Mon. - Hopes of finding su rvivors under the rubble of the collapsed Highland Towers apartment building in Hulu Klang were raised tonight when a French rescue team, using tracker dogs, detected signs of life. Rescue operations are now being conducted with extra care to avoid further collapse of the fragile structure.

  124. Hospital puts off blood drive NST 14/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Mon. - The Kuala Lumpur Hospital has temporarily stopped its blood collection drive due to the overwhelming response from the public since the call for blood was made on Saturday.

  125. Two brothers are the developers NST 14/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Mon. - High Lands Properties Sdn Bhd, the developer of the illfated Highland Towers apartment block in Hulu Klang here is owned by two brothers, Yap Kim Kee and Yap Kim Seng alias Yap Kim Soon. A check with the Registrar of Companies (ROC) today showed that the company was set up as a property development firm with the elder Kim Kee holding the majority stake of 930,002 shares of RM1 each and Kim Seng owning 570,001 shares.

  126. State Governments taking steps to prevent similar tragedy 14/12/1993 NST
    PENANG, Mon. - The State Government has set up a committee to check on the safety of all old and high rise buildings. Announcing this after a special State Executive Council meeting at the State Assembly today, Chief Minister Dr Koh Tsu Koon said the decision was made in the wake of the collapse of the Highland Towers apartment block in Hulu Klang on Saturday.

  127. More lending helping hand NST 14/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Mon. - Caring Malaysians and foreigners continued to come forward to offer assistance to the victims of the collapsed Highland Towers building in Ulu Kelang. Hundreds of people lined up at Blood Banks at hospitals around the country. The Kuala Lumpur Hospital which received more than the anticipated supply of blood for victims of the condominium collapse has appealed to blood donors to stop coming in until more blood was needed.

  128. Some of those still missing NST 14/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Mon. - Police have yet to release the official list of the 54 victims still unaccounted for when the Highland Towers building collapsed in Hulu Klang last Saturday. There were 45 Malaysians - 15 children, 21 women and nine men. There were also nine foreigners, a Korean mother and daughter, an Indian couple and five foreign maids (three Filipinos and two Indonesians).

  129. `Owner of hill land failed to maintain property' NST 14/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Mon. - The chairman of the Highland Towers Residents' Committee alleged today that the owner of the hillslope near the condominium had failed to maintain the property and had indiscriminately cut the trees and grass on the property. Datuk Lee Tak Lum, 59, a businessman, said that since the development on the other side of the hill, a lot of water had been seeping through the hill behind the apartments.

  130. Assistance offered to foreign victims NST 14/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Mon. - The Foreign Ministry will provide whatever assistance needed by the victims and families of the Highland Towers condominium block which collpased two days ago. The ministry's deputy minister, Datuk Dr Abdullah Fadzil Che Wan, said citizens from Japan, Korea, Phlippines, Indonesia, India and Pakistan were involved.

  131. Updating Malaysia's missions on tragedy NST 14/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Mon. - The Foreign Ministry will provide whatever assistance needed by the victims and families of the Highland Towers condominium block which collapsed two days ago. The Ministry's Deputy Minister, Datuk Dr Abdullah Fadzil Che Wan, said citizens from Japan, Korea, Phlippines, Indonesia, India and Pakistan were involved.

  132. Appeal to project builders, engineers and architects NST 14/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Mon. - The Board of Engineers has called on the developers, engineers and architects involved in the Highland Towers condominium project in Hulu Klang which collapsed on Saturday to come forward to assist in rescue efforts. Board president Tan Sri Wan Abdul Rahman Yacob said these people could provide important information on the building that could help speed rescue efforts.

  133. Two residents lose items to thieves NST 14/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Mon. - At least two residents of the Highland Towers Block B, adjacent to the block which collapsed on Saturday, lost their belongings when they left their apartments unlocked in a hurry to flee the scene following the incident. One of the residents, Mary Ling Toh, said she lost her handphone, cash and children's toys.

  134. Land surveyors start monitoring Block B NST 14/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Mon. - Six private land surveyors have set up a station at Highland Towers to monitor Block B which is said to be in danger of collapsing. They began taking measurements from three vantage points from 4.30pm.

  135. Victims' relatives keeping vigil at scene of tragedy NST 14/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Mon. - Australian Michael Braybrook, 46, could not hold back his tears when he saw the collapsed Highland Towers building. He flew in from Perth last night with his Malaysian wife, Nor Azizah Hamzah whose mother Fatimah Abdul Majid, 66, aunt Che Mariam Abdul Majid, 76, and two other relatives Noranira Mohamed Nor, 16, and Nik Mohamed Baharuddin, were in Block A when the building collapsed.

  136. Not if we can help it NST 14/12/1993
    FOLLOWING the collapse of the Highland Towers apartment building in Hulu Klang, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad has said that the Government will review development projects on hills, especially if they involve the clearing of trees. Also, Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Dr Ting Chew Peh has directed an urgent re-evaluation of all hillside construction. All agencies and departments, particularly those responsible for screening and approving such development, must set about this task immediately without being distracted by conflicting interests.

  137. Menteri garis fungsi badan BH 15/12/1993
    KERAJAAN sudah mengarahkan Jawatankuasa Khas Kabinet membuat laporan awal berhubung tragedi keruntuhan pangsapuri Highland Towers, untuk dibentangkan kepada mesyuarat Jemaah Menteri minggu depan. Jawatankuasa itu yang dipengerusikan oleh Timbalan Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, ditubuhkan kelmarin untuk menangani tragedi keruntuhan pangsapuri di Hulu Klang itu.

  138. Blok B pangsapuri semakin condong BH 15/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Selasa - Blok B pangsapuri Highland Towers semakin condong ke kiri berikutan pergerakan tanah di lereng bukit dari bahagian tepi bangunan itu. Sepasukan kakitangan Jabatan Ukur dan Pemetaan mendapati bahagian tapak bangunan itu bergerak dua milimeter ke kiri manakala bahagian atas bangunan itu condong 0.005 milimeter ke kiri dalam masa 10 minit pada jam 2.57 petang ini.

  139. Ambil barang berharga: Polis BH 15/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Selasa - Polis hari ini merayu kepada para penghuni Blok B dan C kondominium Highland Towers, Hulu Klang, yang dibenarkan masuk ke apartmen masing-masing, supaya mengambil dokumen dan barang-barang berharga sahaja. Pengarah Keselamatan Dalam Negeri dan Ketenteraman Awam, Datuk Ghazali Yaacub, berkata polis membenarkan mereka masuk ke apartmen masing-masing dengan andaian bahawa mereka akan hanya mengambil dokumen dan barang- barang berharga sahaja.

  140. Kepentingan penghuni dijaga BH 15/12/1993
    BENTONG, Selasa - Kementerian Perdagangan Dalam Negeri dan HalEhwal Pengguna akan memberi pandangannya kepada Jawatankuasa Kabinet ditubuhkan bagi menangani semua masalah tragedi pangsapuri Highland Towers. Menterinya, Datuk Abu Hassan Omar, berkata pihaknya akan memberi pandangan berguna bagi melindungi kepentingan orang ramai.

  141. Penyelamat nampak mayat tersepit 15/12/1993  BH All reports by Mustafa Albakri; M Thillinathan; Zabidi Adil Salleh; Nadzim Ahmad Jamaluddin; Zairee Zahir; Ismail Mat; Ebi Azly Abdullah; Nurul Adlina Kamaludin; Nurmawati Abdul Rani; Salina Abdullah; Shahnun Hanif
    KUALA LUMPUR, Selasa - Pasukan penyelamat Perancis petang ini ternampak satu mayat di tingkat empat runtuhan pangsapuri Highland Towers, tetapi sukar mengeluarkannya kerana terbenam kira-kira 10 meter dalam tanah. Mereka ternampak bahagian kaki mayat itu setelah menyuluh menggunakan lampu sorot ke arah anjing pengesan Perancis yang menyalak apabila menemuinya, yang tersepit di antara timbunan batu dan konkrit.

  142. Pembinaan bangunan wajar dikaji semula BH 15/12/1993
    SEHINGGA semalam, dianggarkan 500 orang penyelamat dari dalam dan luar negara bekerja keras untuk mencari dan menyelamatkan mangsa yang terperangkap dalam runtuhan pangsapuri Highland Towers. Ketua kumpulan Pasukan Keselamatan Awam Perancis, Major Serge Garrigues, yakin berdasarkan kerja mengesan, dipercayai masih ada lagi yang hidup di bawah timbunan runtuhan kondominium 12 tingkat itu. Pasukan penyelamat kini terpaksa lebih berhati-hati dalam usaha mereka memastikan timbunan konkrit itu tidak menimpa mangsa itu.

  143. Gambar adik pengubat duka kakak BH 15/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Selasa - Walaupun operasi mencari dan menyelamat mangsa kejadian pangsapuri Blok A Highland Towers yang runtuh memasuki hari keempat, saudara-mara terus menunggu dengan penuh harapan pasukan pencari dapat menyelamatkan sanak-saudara. Bagi Datin Maimunah Raja Idris, 70, (gambar) yang pertama kali tiba pagi ini, gambar adik perempuannya, Fatimah Abdul Majid, 66, dan cucu saudaranya, Nor Anirah Mohd Nor, 15, menjadi pengubat duka. Dua lagi ahli keluarganya iaitu adiknya, Mariam Abdul Majid dan anak saudara, Mohd Baharudin turut terperangkap.

  144. Agihan makanan jadi kecoh BH 15/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Selasa - Pembahagian makanan kepada pekerja yang terbabit dalam operasi mencari dan menyelamat mangsa runtuhan pangsapuri Highland Towers, kecoh sejak semalam apabila beberapa agensi terbabit menubuhkan pusat bantuan makanan sendiri. Petugas pusat bantuan berkenaan, Md Darus Saad, berkata pembahagian makanan dan minuman kelam kabut apabila bekalan yang sepatutnya dibahagikan oleh pusat bantuan itu jatuh ke tangan orang lain.

  145. Perketat syarat bina rumah: MB 15/12/1993 BH
    NILAM PURI, Selasa - Kerajaan Kelantan meminta Kementerian Perumahan dan Kerajaan Tempatan mengetatkan lagi syarat pembinaan projek perumahan di seluruh negara, termasuk mengambil kira kesesuaian tempat dan jaminan keselamatan kepada penggunanya. Menteri Besar, Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat berkata, langkah itu penting supaya setiap projek perumahan atau pembinaan bangunan baru yang tinggi itu, selamat digunakan dan tidak mengancam penghuni.

  146. Tiada nota mangsa ditemui BH 15/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Selasa - Pasukan penyelamat dari Perancis tidak menjumpai nota bertulis `I am still alive' di bawah timbunan simen dan konkrit dalam runtuhan kondominium Highland Towers, Ulu Klang, seperti yang dilaporkan semalam. Ketua Polis Negara, Tun Hanif Omar, menjelaskan apa yang berlaku ialah salah faham dari segi komunikasi di antara pasukan penyelamat Perancis dengan pasukan negara lain.

  147. Bantuan negara luar dihargai BH 15/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Selasa - Malaysia mengucapkan terima kasih kepada Singapura, Perancis, Jepun, Britain dan Amerika Syarikat yang menghantar bantuan kepakaran dan teknikal bagi membantu operasi mencari dan menyelamat mangsa pangsapuri runtuh di Hulu Klang. Menteri Perdagangan Dalam Negeri dan HalEhwal Pengguna, Datuk Abu Hassan Omar, berkata tindakan segera negara berkenaan mencerminkan keikhlasan mereka membantu Malaysia ketika negara memerlukan kepakaran asing.

  148. DBKL periksa pangsapuri BH 15/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Selasa - Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL) melancarkan pemeriksaan serta merta terhadap reka bentuk, struktur dan lokasi kondominium yang sedang dibina di lereng bukit sekitar ibu kota bagi memastikan keselamatannya. Serentak itu, Lembaga Penasihat DBKL memutuskan membekukan semua permohonan pembinaan kondominium di lereng bukit yang kini sedang dipertimbangkan oleh badan itu.

  149. Arkitek, jurutera turut dipersalah BH 15/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Selasa - Arkitek dan jurutera juga patut dipersalahkan dalam kejadian bangunan runtuh selain pemaju perumahan, kata Pengerusi Eksekutif Sunrise Sdn Bhd, Alan Tong. Beliau berkata, tidak wajar jika kerajaan dan orang ramai menyalahkan pemaju perumahan saja.

  150. UDA teliti projek bangunan tinggi BH 15/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Selasa - Menteri Perusahaan Awam, Datuk Dr Yusof Nor, hari ini mengarahkan Lembaga Pembangunan Bandar (UDA) meneliti semula semua projek bangunan tinggi miliknya yang sedang dan akan dilaksanakan. Pengurusan Perbadanan Kemajuan Ekonomi Negeri (PKEN) seluruh negara juga diminta menyelaraskan arahan kepada UDA itu meliputi projek bangunan tinggi, termasuk pembangunan kondominium di negeri mereka.

  151. Dua beranak beransur pulih BH 15/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Selasa - Dua beranak yang terselamat dalam tragedi pangsapuri Highland Towers yang runtuh Sabtu lalu, kini beransur pulih dan dalam keadaan stabil. Ketika ditemui di wad 17, Hospital Kuala Lumpur, di sini hari ini, Umi Rasyidah Khoruman, 22, dan anaknya, Nor Hamidah Najib, kelihatan semakin sihat dan lebih bertenaga.

  152. Badan kawalan perlu ditubuh BH 15/12/1993 By Sariha Mohd Ali
    JOHOR BAHRU, Selasa - Kerajaan perlu menubuhkan sebuah badan kawalan keselamatan khas dianggotai oleh pakar pelbagai bidang, termasuk jurutera untuk memeriksa bangunan berisiko tinggi. Ketua Jabatan Seni Reka dan Amalan, Fakulti Alam Bina, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Mohd Sarofil Abu Bakar, berkata pemeriksaan teliti itu perlu selepas bangunan itu disiapkan oleh pemaju.

  153. TNB sedia hantar pegawai tambahan BH 15/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Selasa - Pegawai dan kakitangan tambahan dari Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) boleh dipanggil bila-bila masa untuk membantu kerja menyelamat tragedi pangsapuri Highland Towers. Menteri Tenaga, Telekom dan Pos, Datuk Seri S Samy Vellu, berkata setakat ini sudah ramai pegawai dan kakitangan TNB bertungkus-lumus di tempat kejadian membantu operasi bersama-sama agensi lain.

  154. HKL terus berjaga-jaga BH 15/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Selasa - Kakitangan Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL) akan terus diletakkan dalam keadaan berjaga-jaga sehingga semua mangsa tragedi pangsapuri Highland Towers di Hulu Kelang di sini, ditemui. Menteri Kesihatan, Datuk Lee Kim Sai, berkata semua doktor, jururawat dan pembantu perubatan akan terus dikerah untuk memberi rawatan kepada mangsa yang dapat diselamatkan daripada runtuhan pangsapuri itu.

  155. Projek pangsapuri mungkin batal BH 15/12/1993
    BUTTERWORTH, Selasa - Kerajaan negeri mungkin membatalkan semua projek pangsapuri di kawasan lereng bukit yang dikenal pasti tidak selamat bagi mengelakkan kejadian tidak diingini berlaku. Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Infrastruktur dan Kemudahan Awam, Dr Hilmi Yahaya, berkata kerajaan negeri akan mengarahkan dua majlis tempatan, iaitu Majlis Perbandaran Pulau Pinang (MPPP) dan Majlis Perbandaran Seberang Prai (MPSP) supaya lebih teliti dalam meluluskan permohonan projek di kawasan terbabit.

  156. Building collapse: Whose fault is it? BT 15/12/1993  By Bhag Singh
    THE collapse of a block of 12-storey luxurious apartments in Taman Hillview, Ulu Kelang on Saturday has been referred to in early reports as possibly what may be the country's worst building disaster. It is by no means the first collapse of a building or a block.

  157. Set up Construction Industry Board quickly, Govt urged BT 15/12/1993  By Jahabar Sadiq
    A DEWAN Rakyat backbencher urged the Government yesterday to quickly establish the Construction Industry Board (CIB) to supervise the sector following the Highland Towers apartment Block A collapse. Datuk Dr Jamaluddin Jarjis (BN-Rompin) said the CIB can cure many ills facing the industry, including ensuring that all those involved, from contractors to tradesmen, are registered.

  158. Rescue work slowed by thick concrete BT 15/12/1993 By Zarina tahir; Lokman Mansor
    FRENCH rescue workers racing against time to reach survivors in the collapsed Highland Towers block in Ulu Klang outside Kuala Lumpur are being frustrated by the building's concrete structure and the way it collapsed, not from the top but sideways. Forty-nine people are believed to be still trapped in the rubble of the 12-storey block, which fell over on Saturday afternoon. Only three have been rescued and one of them, a Japanese women, died soon after.

  159. `Review projects' call BT 15/12/1993 By Kamarul Yunus
    THE Public Enterprises Ministry has directed the Urban Development Authority (UDA) to review its condominium projects including future constructions to ensure safety. Its Minister Datuk Dr Yusof Nor said the agency must ensure that the construction of such projects will not affect the natural environment.

  160. HDA plans to draw up blacklist BT 15/12/1993  By Lokman Mansor
    THE Housing Developers Association (HDA) plans to draw up a blacklist of contractors, consultants and engineers who flout the law to ensure that developers are in good hands when working on construction projects. Secretary-general Alan Tong Kok Mau said this was decided at a meeting last Saturday among HDA representatives from Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah and Sarawak.

  161. Another 50 foreigners to help search for victims BT 15/12/1993 By Jahabar Sadiq
    ANOTHER 50 rescue workers from France and a private Australian rescue team are expected to arrive soon to help search for the 49 victims still trapped in the Highland Towers apartment Block A collapse. Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Dr Ting Chew Peh said yesterday some 500 rescue workers are racing against time now to reach those trapped since the block toppled over on Saturday.

  162. Tiada bunyi bawah runtuhan HM 15/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR: Pasukan penyelamat dari Jepun tidak dapat mengesan sebarang pergerakan di bawah runtuhan kondominium Highland Towers setelah mengendalikan gerakan mengesan selama hampir 15 jam. Kiyoshi Sitara, yang mengetuai 24 anggota penyelamat itu, berkata sehingga kerja dihentikan pada 11.30 pagi semalam, pasukannya yang bertugas disebelah kanan runtuhan itu tidak mengesan sebarang bunyi.

  163. Beredar segera! HM 15/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR: Semua anggota pasukan penyelamat diarahkan beredar serta- merta dari kawasan runtuhan blok A pangsapuri Highland Towers di Hulu Klang pada jam 8.15 pagi tadi apabila rekahan tembok di blok B berhampiran dikesan semakin meluas.

  164. DBKL bekukan projek kondo HM 15/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR: Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL) membekukan semua projek kondominium. Serentak dengan itu, Jabatan Kawalan Rancangan DBKL diarah menjalankan kajian serta-merta terhadap projek kondominium di lereng bukit di sekitar bandar raya.

  165. Masih gagal kesan HM 15/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR: Pasukan penyelamat dari Jepun masih gagal mengesan sebarang pergerakan di bawah runtuhan kondominium Highland Towers setelah mengendalikan gerakan mengesan selama hampir 15 jam. Kiyoshi Sitara, yang mengetuai 24 anggota penyelamat itu, berkata sehingga 11.30 pagi semalam, pasukannya tidak mengesan sebarang bunyi.

  166. Bangunan tinggi jadi cara hidup 15/12/1993 HM
    KUALA LUMPUR: Tragedi pangsapuri Highland Towers di Hulu Klang yang runtuh Sabtu lalu, mungkin menakutkan orang ramai untuk tinggal di pangsapuri, terutama di lereng bukit. Bagaimanapun, bagi warga kota, mereka tiada pilihan selain tinggal di pangsapuri pada masa akan datang kerana sudah menjadi cara hidup penduduk di negara maju, terutama di kota besar.

  167. Tapak alami hakisan serius HM 15/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR: Tapak pangsapuri Highland Towers di Hulu Klang terletak dalam kawasan seluas 14,857 hektar yang dikenal pasti mengalami hakisan serius dan boleh membahayakan sebarang binaan atau bangunan di atasnya. Beberapa bangunan tinggi yang sudah siap dan sedang dibina di kawasan sekitar tapak pangsapuri itu turut menghadapi bahaya kerana hakisan berlaku sepanjang masa.

  168. Menyamar: Polis beri amaran HM 15/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR: Polis semalam memberi amaran dan mengusir seorang lelaki yang menyamar sebagai pakar bangunan dan mendakwa berkeupayaan mengesan mangsa runtuhan pangsapuri Highland Towers di Hulu Klang. Lelaki itu mengaku mempunyai pengalaman yang luas dalam kerja membina terowong serta mahir dalam aspek teknikal.

  169. Isyarat dari mangsa? HM 15/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR: Pasukan penyelamat Perancis percaya ada mangsa terperangkap yang masih hidup di tingkat 4 dan 12 pangsapuri Highland Towers yang runtuh Sabtu lalu.

  170. Pasukan Jepun yakin misi mereka berhasil HM 15/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR: Pasukan penyelamat Jepun yang kini membantu gerakan mencari mangsa yang terperangkap di bawah runtuhan pangsapuri Highland Towers, masih mengharap misi mereka berhasil. Moral anggota pasukan itu berada pada tahap tinggi setanding dengan anggota penyelamat dari Perancis dan Singapura yang bekerjasama mengesan 49 mangsa terbabit.

  171. Rekahan makin besar HM 15/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR: Beberapa keretakan pada benteng penghadang bukit di belakang Blok B pangsapuri Highland Towers semakin membesar, menyebabkan gerakan mencari mangsa di tapak runtuhan bersebelahan ditangguhkan seketika awal pagi tadi. Keputusan itu dibuat kira-kira jam 3 pagi bagi membolehkan jurutera dan pakar bermesyuarat untuk mencari cara lain bagi meneruskan operasi mengesan dan menyelamat.

  172. 39 lagi tiba pagi ini HM 15/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR: Tiga puluh sembilan lagi anggota Pasukan Keselamatan Awam Perancis dijadualkan tiba pada jam 9 pagi ini bagi membantu kerja-kerja mencari dan menyelamat di kawasan runtuhan pangsapuri Highland Towers, Hulu Klang. Timbalan Ketua Polis Negara, Tan Sri Abdul Rahim Mohd Noor, berkata mereka adalah tambahan kepada 16 pegawai pasukan yang sama yang tiba di sini bersama dua ekor anjing jenis German Sheppard, Dax dan Duc, Isnin lalu.

  173. Ambil peluang pindah HM 15/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR: Masih ada penghuni blok B dan C Highland Towers yang mementingkan diri sendiri dengan menyalahgunakan tenaga anggota pasukan penyelamat untuk mengangkut barang dari pangsapuri mereka. Tindakan itu menyebabkan gerakan mencari dan menyelamat terganggu kerana pasukan penyelamat terpaksa mengiringi bagi menjamin keselamatan mereka.

  174. Makin suntuk! HM 15/12/1993 All reports by Mohd Idros Mohd Ali; Rasid Rahaman; Hamid Karim; Johari Ibrahim; Razali Zakaria; C Ramasamy
    KUALA LUMPUR: Masa semakin suntuk bagi kedua-dua pasukan penyelamat dan mangsa yang masih terperangkap dalam runtuhan pangsapuri Highland Towers di Hulu Klang. Lima hari selepas kejadian pada jam 1.30 petang Sabtu lalu, bau hanyir dipercayai daripada mayat manusia semakin kuat merebak dan boleh dihidu pada jarak 150 meter dari tapak runtuhan pangsapuri itu yang memerangkap seramai 49 penghuninya.

  175. Uda perlu hati-hati HM 15/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR: Kementerian Perusahaan Awam meminta Perbadanan Pembangunan Bandar (Uda) meneliti semua projek pembinaannya yang akan dan sedang dijalankan. Menterinya, Datuk Dr Yusof Nor, berkata Uda perlu mengambil pengajaran daripada tragedi pangsapuri Highland Towers di Hulu Klang yang runtuh Sabtu lalu.

  176. Lelaki menyamar pakar HM 15/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR: Masih ada yang cuba mengambil kesempatan dalam kesibukan pasukan penyelamat menjalankan gerakan mencari mangsa di bawah runtuhan pangsapuri Highland Towers di Hulu Klang. Polis semalam memberi amaran dan mengusir seorang lelaki yang menyamar sebagai pakar bangunan dan mendakwa boleh menunjukkan teknik menyelamat yang mampu mengesan mangsa dalam tempoh yang singkat.

  177. Penyelamat percaya mangsa masih hidup HM 15/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR: Pasukan penyelamat Perancis percaya ada mangsa terperangkap yang masih hidup di tingkat 4 dan 12 pangsapuri Highland Towers yang runtuh Sabtu lalu. Ketua pasukan itu, Mejar S Gariggues, berkata gerakan pertama pasukannya sebaik sahaja tiba kelmarin berjaya mengesan beberapa isyarat daripada mangsa terbabit.

  178. Siap terima mayat HM 15/12/1993 By Mohd Idros Mohd Ali; Rasid Rahaman; Hamid Karim; Johari Ibrahim; Razali Zakaria; C Ramasamy
    KUALA LUMPUR: Masa semakin suntuk bagi kedua-dua pasukan penyelamat dan mangsa yang masih terperangkap dalam runtuhan pangsapuri Highland Towers di Hulu Klang. Empat hari selepas kejadian pada jam 1.30 petang Sabtu lalu, bau hanyir dipercayai daripada mayat manusia semakin kuat merebak dan boleh dihidu pada jarak 150 meter dari tapak runtuhan pangsapuri itu yang memerangkap seramai 49 penghuninya.

  179. Developers in the dark MM 15/12/1993
    DEVELOPERS in Selangor are continuing their construction activities although the State Government had ordered a halt to high-rise developments, especially those on hillslopes. Without an official directive, developers are uncertain what type of construction activities are banned.

  180. Compensation poser MM 15/12/1993
    OWNERS of the collapsed Highland Towers condominium block and that in danger of toppling may have to write off their losses unless they have insurance against landslides. A law lecturer who declined to be named said Block A condominium owners can sue the developer but the liability would be limited to the assets of the company.

  181. `Probe first before comments' 15/12/1993 MM
    THE collapse of the Highland Towers in Hulu Klang should not be attributed to earth movements and landslide without proper investigation. MP for Bukit Bintang Wee Choo Keong said Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Ting Chew Peh should not make such comments before a proper investigation is carried out.

  182. Tougher measures 15/12/1993 MM
    CONDOMINIUM projects in Kuala Lumpur are to face tougher measures aimed at producing safe and quality buildings. For a start, City Hall has ordered a freeze on all condominium projects which have yet to start construction, especially those planned for hillsides.

  183. Plan to beef up rescue squad 15/12/1993 MM
    CITY HALL plans to beef up its rescue squad and get foreign experts to provide training. Datuk Bandar Dr Mazlan Ahmad said the Advisory Board, which met yesterday, had proposed expanding the squad by adding well-trained members to handle major disasters like a collapsed building.

  184. Loud thud sends rescue workers fleeing 15/12/1993 MM
    A LOUD thud was heard inside the collapsed Block A of the Highland Towers at midnight while excavation work was underway just next to it - causing at least 300 rescue workers and others to flee along the only access road. Those who ran for their lives thinking that the adjacent Block B was tumbling included Education Minister Datuk Dr Suleiman Daud and his wife and National Unity and Community Development Minister Datuk Napsiah Omar.

  185. Nail the culprits 15/12/1993 MM
    POLICE want to get to the bottom of the tragedy of the collapsed Block A of Highland Towers in Hulu Klang. Residents from any of the three apartment blocks have been urged to submit official complaints to them on any possibility of criminal negligence. Deputy IGP Tan Sri Abdul Rahim Mohamad Nor said the collapse last Saturday has been classified as criminal negligence as contained under Section 304A of the Penal Code as it involved deaths.

  186. Kicking up a big fuss at the site 15/12/1993 MM
    A MAN made a mockery of himself when he started giving Press conferences along the road near the Highland Towers tragedy site by saying the authorities are slow in their rescue work and not efficient. He started his conversation with the newsmen but later got excited and raised his voice to draw the attention of uniformed personnel and rescue workers.

  187. Getting closer to the victims 15/12/1993 MM
    THE rescue teams can now make intelligent guesses on the whereabouts of the victims of the Highland Towers disaster. Director of Internal Security and Public Order Datuk Ghazali Yaacob said voices and indications of possible survivors were detected within two floors.

  188. Food to keep 'em going 15/12/1993 MM
    FEEDING the 500 search and rescue team and others related to the operation costs at least RM2,000 daily - not to mention other private sector contributions. The minimum budget of RM2,000 comes from the Hulu Klang State Assemblyman's office and the food is given to all who need it - including families of victims keeping vigil at the site and the Press.

  189. Race against time 15/12/1993  MM All reports by Eddie Chua; Jasni Rahim; Ann Teoh; Efi Hafizah Hamzah; Nurazah Ismail; Jeswant Kaur; Jaffry Azman; Badrolhisham Bidin; Meor Shariman
    WITH less than four days left to rescue the trapped victims before their body sustenance runs out, rescue workers are desperately racing against time to locate the victims. Cracks appearing in a retaining wall of Block B of Highland Towers early this morning are causing concern to rescue workers. Some were told to move out of the area.

  190. Talks on safety of buildings 15/12/1993 MM
    THE Housing Developer's Association (HDA) will organise a seminar to discuss the responsibility of those involved in building highrise buildings. Association secretary Alan Tong Kok Mau said the seminar will be held on Jan 3 on the `Safety of High-rise Buildings'.

  191. Salvaging going on at `unstable' blocks 15/12/1993 MM
    WHILE rescuers sifted through the collapsed Highland Towers block for victims, tenants of two neighbouring blocks were busy salvaging their belongings yesterday. This is worrying the authorities as their movement and the heavy load they carried could affect the buildings' suspect stability.

  192. Japanese Embassy volunteers 15/12/1993 MM
    UNDAUNTED by the scorching sun, a 10-man team from the Japanese Embassy turned up to help in rescue work to locate occupants of the collapsed Block A of the Highland Towers.

  193. Guidelines on technical and safety aspects 15/12/1993 MM
    GUIDELINES on technical and safety aspects of highrise building construction in hill slopes in Selangor will be issued to developers in two days. The guidelines, formulated by a high-level committee formed by the Selangor Government to check construction of high-rises in hilly areas has defined a building above five-storey as a high-rise building.

  194. Way to ensure quality buildings 15/12/1993 MM
    THE erosion of independent judgement among parties involved in construction site work - engineers, developers and builders - should be looked into to ensure quality buildings. National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health director Lee Lam Thye said this situation came about because most developers have their own construction company. 

  195. Mortuary compound a hive of activity 15/12/1993 MM
    THE usually quiet Kuala Lumpur Hospital mortuary compound was a hive of activity yesterday as RTM and TV3 brought in their mobile stations. RTM moved in two mobile stations in the afternoon while TV3 began setting up the equipment in the morning following news that there were survivors in the Highland Towers collapse.

  196. Disruption of food supply to centre MM 15/12/1993
    SECURITY at the Highland Towers disaster site is so tight that it has disrupted the delivery of food to a food centre near the site. Yesterday, the food centre housed in a nearby bungalow faced the problem of police personnel not allowing volunteers to drive their van stocked with cooked meals to the centre.

  197. Instrument to check condition of other buildings MM 15/12/1993
    THE Land and Co-operative Development Ministry has brought in high technology equipment to gauge the condition of the other buildings surrounding Block A of Highland Towers which collapsed last Saturday afternoon. Called the Survey Total Station, the instrument which stands on a tripod monitors the horizontal and vertical movement of the land on which the buildings were constructed.

  198. Rescuers get response NST 15/12/1993 All reports on "The Highland Towers disaster" by Vijayan Menon; Tony Emmanuel; Alex Choong; M. Jeffri Razali; Vijesh Rai; Sufi Yusuff; Adrian David; Sager Ahmad; Chan Cheng Tuan; Mohamed Abdullah
    KUALA LUMPUR, Tues. - Encouraged by signs that survivors were still alive, rescuers are painstakingly removing twisted steel and concrete slabs from two spots between the third and fourth floors of the collapsed Highland Towers apartment building. Since 10pm yesterday, the rescue teams have been knocking on the wall that separates them and the trapped victims at 10-minute intervals and the survivors have not failed to respond.

  199. Proving they are truly man's best friends NST 15/12/1993
    ALTHOUGH the French rescue team has not rescued anyone since arrival on Monday, its two tracker dogs have attained celebrity status among rescue workers, journalists and victims' families. Operating like radar, the canines have become a link between the rescuers and victims lying beneath the rubble of the worst building disaster in Malaysian history.

  200. Translation problem led to announcement on survivor NST 15/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Tues. - Inspector-General of Police Tun Hanif Omar said today that a translation problem had led to his announcement last night that a survivor of the Highland Towers tragedy in Hulu Klang had sent a note out that he was alive. He said the mistake occurred when Malaysian and French officials were discussing developments in the rescue operation.

  201. Bar Council suggests different probe NST 15/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Tues. - The Bar Council has urged the Government to set up a Royal Commission of Inquiry to investigate the collapse of the Highland Tower apartment in Hulu Klang. "While we welcome the setting up of a Cabinet Committee headed by the Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to handle all matters related to the tragedy, we feel that a Royal Commission of Inquiry is more appropriate," the council said in a statement.

  202. Rock blasting behind condo NST 15/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Tues. - A resident of Block C of the Highland Towers condominium said the hill behind was cleared by rock blasting two to three years ago.

  203. Cabinet panel on apartment collapse meets NST 15/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Tues. - The Cabinet Special Committee set up yesterday to handle all matters related to the collapse of the Highland Towers apartment in Hulu Klang will meet at the Prime Minister's Department tomorrow. Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, who also heads the committee, will chair the meeting beginning at 8.30am, according to a spokesman of the Housing and Local Government Ministry.

  204. Order goes out to ensure all buildings on hill slopes safe NST 15/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Tues. - The Government has directed the Board of Engineers, Works Ministry and Department of Environment to immediately ascertain the safety of apartment blocks built on hill slopes nationwide. Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Dr Ting Chew Peh said this when tabling a statement in the Dewan Rakyat on the Highland Towers apartment block tragedy in Hulu Klang last Saturday.

  205. Rescuers find three vehicles NST 15/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Tues. - Rescue workers have located three vehicles buried under the rubble of the collapsed Highland Towers apartment building but found no survivors. Police Internal Security and Public Order director Datuk Ghazali Yaacob the vehicles, a BMW, a Toyota Estima van and a third unidentified vehicles were badly damaged.

  206. Surveyors detect soil movements NST 15/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Tues. - There have been slight soil movements where rescue work is being carried out at the collapsed Highland Towers apartment block in Hulu Klang here. Surveyor Yunus Mohamed Yusuf from the topographic division of the Survey and Mapping Department of Kuala Lumpur said today this was discovered after checks were carried out since noon today.

  207. Deputy IGP: It's a case of criminal negligence NST 15/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Tues. - Police have classified the Highland Towers apartment collapse tragedy as criminal negligence leading to death. Under section 304A of the Penal Code, anyone who is found guilty of such an offence can be imprisoned up to two years and fined, or both.

  208. Tireless worker comes down with fatigue NST 15/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Tues. - Mariam Shafie, an interpreter for the French rescue team, has been working tirelessly with the rescuers since they arrived on Sunday. But after more than 48 hours of helping in the liaison between the foreigners and local rescue personnel, an exhausted Mariam fainted and was sent to the Kuala Lumpur General Hospital.

  209. Cancelled lunch with sister probably spared her life NST 15/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Tues. - For Datin Siti Maimunah Raja Idris, 68, her ill health had probably saved her from being among those trapped in the collapsed Highland Towers apartment block at Taman Hillview in Hulu Klang last Saturday. Siti Maimunah said she was supposed to have lunch with her sister, Fatimah Abdul Majid, 66, but she cancelled the arrangement because of her health.

  210. Chair saves woman pinned under concrete NST 15/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Tues. - Puan Umi Rosyidah Khoruman, the sole adult survivor to date of the Highland Towers tragedy, today related her two-hour ordeal beneath tonnes of rubble. Thanking God for her miraculous survival and that of her 18-month old daughter Nurhamidah Najib, she said she barely had time to pick up her child when the apartment block started to shudder.

  211. Japanese victim's remains cremated, buried NST 15/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Tues. - The remains of the Japanese woman who died after she was rescued from the rubble of the collapsed Highland Towers apartment building in Hulu Klang was today cremated and buried in a simple but moving ceremony. Shizue Nakajima, 50, who died of excessive bleeding in the Kuala Lumpur Hospital as a result of external and internal injuries, was cremated at 11am at the Chin Foot Sze Temple at Jalan Lapangan Terbang Lama today in the presence of her husband and two children.

  212. Director: Set up panel to probe tragedy NST 15/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Tues. - A commission of inquiry should be set up to find out why the 12-storey Highlands Tower in Hulu Klang collapsed, Master Builders Association executive director Kong Yee Peng said today. He said it was frightening and shocking that the building reportedly to be of "high quality" could collapse.

  213. 15 housing developers will provide geo-technical reports NST 15/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Tues. - Fifteen housing developers carrying out projects on hill slopes in Ampang have agreed to provide geo-technical studies on their projects to the Ampang Jaya Municipal Council (MPAJ) in two week's time. This was agreed by the developers who met council officials in an emergency meeting today to discuss ongoing projects in the area in the light of the Highland Towers apartment block tragedy in Hulu Klang last Saturday.

  214. DOE: Change works and payment schedule NST 15/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Tues. - The Department of Environment (DOE) has proposed changes to the existing schedule of works and payments in the construction industry to arrest soil erosion problems. Its director-general, Datuk Dr Abu Bakar Jaafar, said in an interview that the changes were to rectify the current situation where mitigative measures to minimise erosion were neglected.

  215. Checks on buildings in coastal areas NST 15/12/1993
    KUALA TERENGGANU, Tues. - Menteri Besar Tan Sri Wan Mokhtar Ahmad has directed the Public Works and the Drainage and Irrigation departments to check the structures of buildings in coastal areas. He said architects as well as developers engaged in the design and construction of buildings should co-operate with the authorities by providing building plans and other details.

  216. Association to blacklist errant contractors, consultants NST 15/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Tues. - The Housing Developers Association plans to blacklist housing contractors and professional consultants who neglect their duties and carry out sub-standard work. Its secretary Alan Tong Kok Mau said today the proposal was one of the resolutions made at a meeting between the HDA and its Sabah and Sarawak branches last Saturday.

  217. Stringent controls on land clearing needed NST 15/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Tues. - More stringent, mitigative measures need to be adopted when clearing land for construction to protect the environment, Science, Technology and Environment Minister Datuk Law Hieng Ding said today. He said in high density areas like the Klang Valley, care must be taken to ensure that developement was controlled.

  218. Towering collapse NST 15/12/1993
    AGAINST a spate of building collapses beginning in September last year, a bullish construction sector has perished the thought of a worst-case scenario. But last Saturday, the tragedy-in-waiting occurred, leaving the country reeling with a disaster it had been seriously ill-prepared for. The unprecedented scale of the collapse of the Highland Towers apartment block has brought about a horrific sense of deja vu - a remembrance of smaller, but increasingly ominous, tragedies over the recent past. Hindsight calls forth a chain reaction of minor mishaps leading up to the meltdown in Ulu Klang. Each little outcome had elicited a liturgy of promised corrective measures, which ought to have stacked up to an iron- clad fortress of rules and regulations. Yet the transformation of the 14- year-old, 12-storey structure into an avalanche of ruin points out a serious lapse in the regulatory system that keeps pristine residential districts safe from the bane of over-building.

  219. Now, condominium phobia NST 15/12/1993 By Peter B.
    FOR someone who lives in the shadow of the condominium maze atop Bangsar you can imagine the fears triggered by the collapse of Highland Towers and my concern that the authorities and contractors will ignore the problems it highlights. What this tragedy does do is focus on an apparent lack of understanding on the part of our engineers and contractors of the forces of nature, the danger involved in land clearing and hill cutting and the inability of modern concrete structures, even retaining walls, to withstand earth movements caused by water pressure building up below the surface.

  220. Our integrity blown if we let off culprits NST 15/12/1993 By Jacob George
    THE Highland Towers tragedy has sent shocks and shivers down the spines of policymakers, officials of local government agencies, owners of similar hillside properties and other prospective purchasers. Rescue workers, Federal Reserve Unit men, troops and paramedical staff are at the scene.

  221. All eyes riveted on the condo collapse drama NST 15/12/1993 By Fatimah Abu Bakar
    THIS is the fourth day now (at the time of writing) of the Highland Towers condominium collapse and everything else on TV pales in comparison. Almost every concerned being, I'm sure, is glued to the little screen. The image of the rubble that was once a proud condo in Ulu Klang lingers even after the TV is switched off.

  222. Arahan kaji keselamatan bangunan BH 16/12/1993 By Zulkofli Jamaludin
    MUAR, Rabu - Kerajaan Johor mengarahkan Jawatankuasa Perumahan dan Kerajaan Tempatan negeri serta Persatuan Pemaju Perumahan mengkaji keselamatan bangunan di negeri ini terutama bangunan tinggi dibina di lereng bukit. Menteri Besar, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Mohd Yassin, berkata arahan itu dikeluarkan semalam, selepas mesyuarat Exco mendapati kajian itu perlu untuk mengelak kejadian pangsapuri runtuh seperti yang berlaku di Hulu Klang.

  223. Siaran langsung jadi tumpuan BH 16/12/1993
    JOHOR BAHRU, Rabu - Banyak kedai barangan elektrik, terutama menjual televisyen menjadi tumpuan pengunjung di kompleks membeli-belah di sini berikutan orang ramai mengambil kesempatan menonton siaran televisyen tempatan mengenai perkembangan runtuhan pangsapuri Highland Towers, di Hulu Klang.

  224. Penguni bincang isu pinjaman bank BH 16/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Rabu - Penghuni kondominium Highland Towers di Hulu Klang akan mengadakan perjumpaan pada jam 8 malam esok di Bilik Anggerik, Hotel Pan Pacific untuk membincangkan penubuhan jawatankuasa penghuni. Marilyn Teoh, penghuni Blok B, berkata semua penghuni blok A, B dan C dijemput menghadiri perjumpaan yang juga akan membincangkan isu yang timbul ekoran tragedi keruntuhan blok A kondominium itu Sabtu lalu.

  225. Kementerian tubuh unit penyelamat BH 16/12/1993
    SHAH ALAM, Rabu - Kementerian Perumahan dan Kerajaan Tempatan menubuhkan Unit Khas Penyelamat sebagai langkah meningkatkan tahap perkhidmatan pasukan bomba supaya setanding dengan pasukan penyelamat dari luar negara, kata Timbalan Menterinya, Osu Sukam. Beliau berkata, unit yang dianggotai 30 ahli bomba itu akan diberi latihan khas serta memiliki pelbagai alat kelengkapan setanding peralatan yang dimiliki pasukan penyelamat luar negara.

  226. HKL sedia talian khas BH 16/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Rabu - Waris dan saudara mara mangsa tragedi pangsapuri Highland Towers di Hulu Klang boleh menghubungi talian khas di Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL) untuk mendapatkan maklumat lanjut mangsa yang terbabit.

  227. Petugas Perancis dengar ketukan BH 16/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Rabu - Timbalan Ketua Polis Negara, Tan Sri Abdul Rahim Mohd Noor, berkata pasukan penyelamat Perancis mendengar ketukan, dipercayai daripada mangsa yang masih hidup, dalam runtuhan pangsapuri Highland Towers di Ulu Klang, petang ini. Katanya, pasukan penyelamat sedang berusaha masuk dari bilik ke bilik dalam runtuhan itu untuk mencari mangsa yang mungkin terselamat.

  228. Detektif tahan 2 warga asing BH 16/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Rabu - Polis menahan dua lelaki warganegara asing kerana didapati memasuki kawasan runtuhan pangsapuri Highland Towers di Hulu Klang, tanpa kebenaran. Timbalan Ketua Polis Negara, Tan Sri Abdul Rahim Mohamad Nor, berkata dua detektif yang mengawasi kawasan itu menahan kedua-dua lelaki terbabit selepas mendapati mereka dalam keadaan yang mencurigakan di sekitar kawasan itu.

  229. Ahli ilmu batin tawar khidmat BH 16/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Rabu - Sekumpulan pengamal ilmu batin dari Kalimantan Barat, Indonesia yang berpengalaman mencari manusia dalam malapetaka gunung berapi menawarkan diri membantu mangsa yang terperangkap dalam tragedi bangunan runtuh pangsapuri Highland Towers, di Hulu Klang, Selangor. Seorang ahli kumpulan itu, Sutan Tamiar, berkata kumpulan itu pernah membantu Kerajaan Filipina dalam gerakan mencari mangsa yang terperangkap ketika berlaku malapetaka letupan Gunung Berapi Pinatubo, Filipina, dua tahun lalu.

  230. Badan khas mesyuarat 50 minit BH 16/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Rabu - Jawatankuasa Khas Kabinet mengenai kondominium runtuh di Taman Hillview, Hulu Klang, hari ini hanya bermesyuarat kira-kira 50 minit sebelum ditangguhkan bagi membolehkan semua anggotanya melawat tempat kejadian. Timbalan Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, menangguhkan mesyuarat kira-kira jam 9.20 pagi, untuk melawat tempat kejadian bersama anggota jawatankuasa berkenaan selepas dimaklumkan Blok B pangsapuri Highland Towers akan runtuh pada bila-bila masa saja.

  231. Menghukum mereka yang cuai BH 16/12/1993
    KECUAIAN boleh membawa padah. Polis kelmarin menyifatkan tragedi Highland Towers yang runtuh Sabtu lalu sebagai satu tindakan jenayah yang berpunca daripada kecuaian. Sehubungan itu, Timbalan Ketua Polis Negara, Tan Sri Rahim Mohd Noor, kelmarin mengumumkan sebuah pasukan khas ditubuhkan bagi menyiasat segera punca tragedi itu. Timbalan Pengarah Jabatan Siasatan Jenayah I, Datuk Rajib Salleh, diarah mengetuai siasatan itu dengan dibantu Timbalan Penguasa Ahmad Arshad dari Cawangan Siasatan Jenayah Selangor. Mengikut Seksyen 304A Kanun Keseksaan, mereka yang didapati bersalah membabitkan kelalaian sehingga menyebabkan kematian, boleh dipenjara maksimum dua tahun atau didenda atau kedua- duanya sekali.

  232. Enam mayat reput ditemui BH 16/12/1993 All reports by M Thillinadan; Wan Jailani Razak; Zabidi Adil Salleh; Nadzim Ahmad Jamaluddin; Zairee Zahir; Ismail Mat; Ebi Azly Abdullah; Abdul Karim Mustafa; Hizral Tazzif; Nurul Adlina Kamaludin; Nurmawati Abdul Rani; Salina Abdullah
    KUALA LUMPUR, Rabu - Pasukan penyelamat hari ini menjumpai enam mayat termasuk dua yang hancur menjadi cebisan daging dan tengkorak dalam runtuhan pangsapuri Highland Towers di Taman Hill View, Ulu Klang, yang runtuh Sabtu lalu. Lengan tangan kanan yang mempunyai gelang, satu tengkorak dan cebisan daging serta serpihan tulang ditemui oleh Pasukan Penyelamat Malapetaka Jepun di tingkat lapan bahagian kanan bangunan pada jam 1.30 tengah hari.

  233. Detik mencabar bomba selamatkan dua beranak BH 16/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Rabu - Kesedaran ada nyawa terancam mendorong dua anggota bomba bertungkus lumus untuk menyelamatkan dua mangsa yang terperangkap dalam runtuhan pangsapuri Highland Towers di Hulu Klang, Sabtu lalu. Kedua-dua anggota bomba itu, Norizan Saad, 23, dan Zulkifli Mohamed, 27, daripada Balai Bomba Pusat di Jalan Hang Tuah menyelamatkan Nur Hamidah Najib, setahun dan ibunya, Umi Rashidah Khoruman, 22.

  234. Pasukan penyelamat mungkin dibentuk BH 16/12/1993
    SUBANG, Rabu - Pasukan penyelamat khas bagi menghadapi bencana seperti kejadian pangsapuri Highland Towers runtuh di Taman Hillview, Ulu Klang, Sabtu lalu, mungkin ditubuhkan, kata Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohammad. Perdana Menteri berkata, penubuhan pasukan itu akan diteliti oleh Jawatankuasa Khas Kabinet mengenai kejadian pangsapuri runtuh yang dipengerusikan oleh Timbalan Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

  235. Tukang keranda sibuk BH 16/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Rabu - Bukan wartawan sahaja yang cuba mendapatkan berita terbaru di Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL) mengenai mangsa pangsapuri Highland Towers, Ulu Klang yang tumbang Sabtu lalu, tetapi juga tukang membuat keranda sentiasa menunggu di situ. Mereka yang ada di luar Bilik Mayat HKL sejak awal pagi sentiasa kelihatan mundar-mandir sambil memegang telefon mudah alih.

  236. Laporan terperinci setiap jam BH 16/12/1993  By Ismail Mat; Karim Mustapha
    KUALA LUMPUR, Rabu - Jurutera bangunan serta juruukur tanah yang ditugaskan mengawasi kestabilan Blok B pangsapuri Highland Towers di Hulu Klang diarah menyediakan laporan terperinci setiap jam. Timbalan Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, berkata laporan itu perlu bagi membolehkan Jawatankuasa Kabinet yang beliau ketuai membuat pertimbangan mengenai operasi menyelamat yang masuk hari kelima hari ini.

  237. Umno derma RM10,000 BH 16/12/1993
    SHAH ALAM, Rabu - Badan Perhubungan Umno Selangor bersetuju menyumbang RM10,000 kepada Tabung Bencana Khas yang ditubuhkan oleh kerajaan negeri bagi membantu kerja mencari dan menyelamatkan mangsa tragedi pangsapuri Highland Towers di Hulu Klang. Setiausahanya, Datuk Onn Ismail, berkata sumbangan itu dipersetujui dalam mesyuarat Badan Perhubungan Umno Selangor di Kuala Lumpur, malam tadi.

  238. To blast or not to blast Block B dilemma for Govt BT 16/12/1993  By Zarina Tahir
    TO BLAST or not to blast ... that is the dilemma facing the Government in view of the danger posed by Block B of Highland Towers which can topple over at any moment - just as Block A did last Saturday, trapping almost 50 people and for whom a feverish rescue operation is going on ceaselessly. The Government wants to blast the building down in a controlled situation so that the search and rescue teams can scour for survivors without this deadly threat looming over them. At the moment these teams have to halt their work and scramble away every time Block B trembles - and this happens every now and then.

  239. Parts of two victims recovered BT 16/12/1993  By Lokman Mansor
    RESCUERS yesterday recovered the partial remains of two victims from the rubble of the Highland Towers apartment block in Hulu Klang, 96 hours after the 12-storey, 11-year-old building toppled over on Saturday. Japanese, Singaporean and Malaysian rescue workers toiling on the right- hand side of the building recovered the severed skull of a child aged between three and five years and the right arm of a fair-skinned adult, presumably a woman, with a gold bracelet on the wrist.

  240. Usah guna cara kasar .. HM 16/12/1993 .
    KUALA LUMPUR: Pasukan penyelamat yang meneruskan usaha mencari mangsa runtuhan pangsapuri Highland Towers, Hulu Klang bagi hari kelima semalam, diminta supaya tidak menggunakan kaedah kasar. Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad, melahirkan harapan itu kepada ketua-ketua pasukan penyelamat dari Perancis dan Jepun agar tidak membahayakan mangsa yang masih hidup.

  241. Tuntut bayaran penuh pinjaman HM 16/12/1993 
    BEBERAPA penghuni Highland Towers di Hulu Klang, mendakwa menerima tekanan daripada bank dan institusi kewangan menuntut bayaran penuh pinjaman yang mereka ambil untuk membeli pangsapuri itu. Menurut mereka, institusi berkenaan mendakwa tindakan itu terpaksa diambil kerana keengganan syarikat insurans membayar ganti rugi.

  242. Blok B semakin condong HM 16/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR: Blok B pangsapuri Highland Towers di Hulu Klang, kini condong sebanyak lima sentimeter, bertambah senget berbanding dua sentimeter ketika diukur Isnin lalu. Jurucakap Jabatan Ukur dan Pemetaan Negara berkata kecondongan itu berlaku akibat rekahan pada benteng penghadang bukit di blok B semakin meluas berikutan hakisan.

  243. Semangat baru HM 16/12/1993  All reports by Rasid Rahaman; Hamid Karim; Johari Ibrahim; Razali Zakaria; Abdul Hanim Abdul Malek; C Ramasamy
    KUALA LUMPUR: Pasukan penyelamat mendapat `semangat baru' awal pagi ini apabila berjaya mengesan sekurang-kurangnya seorang mangsa yang masih hidup di bawah runtuhan pangsapuri Highland Towers di Hulu Klang. Berikutan itu, gerakan mencari dipergiatkan mulai jam 3.15 pagi dengan menggunakan lebih banyak jentera berat, termasuk jet pancutan air untuk memotong konkrit.

  244. Tunggu arahan  HM 16/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR: Anggota meletupkan bangunan dari Kor Jurutera, Angkatan Tentera Malaysia (ATM) sudah bersiap sedia untuk menerima arahan meruntuhkan blok B, pangsapuri Highland Towers di Taman Hillview, Hulu Klang. Sumber-sumber berkata sekumpulan kira-kira enam pegawai bahagian itu sudah menyiapkan perkiraan untuk meruntuhkan bangunan terbabit jika keadaan memaksa.

  245. Hingga minggu pertama Januari HM 16/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR: Pengurusan Hotel Pan Pacific hanya dapat memberi penginapan kepada penghuni pangsapuri Highland Towers, termasuk blok yang runtuh, sehingga minggu pertama Januari ini. Pengarah Perhubungan Awamnya, Noraizan Abdul Mokti, berkata selepas tempoh itu mangsa terbabit perlu mencari tempat penginapan masing-masing.

  246. MCIS lindungi penyelamat HM 16/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR: Anggota pasukan penyelamat mencari mangsa runtuhan pangsapuri Highland Towers, gembira mendapat perlindungan insurans. Ini berikutan keputusan Syarikat Insurans Kerjasama Malaysia (MCIS) menyediakan perlindungan insurans secara percuma kepada semua pekerja mencari dan menyelamat, termasuk dari Perancis, Jepun dan Singapura.

  247. Warga asing ditahan HM 16/12/1993
    SEORANG rakyat Myanmar yang berjubah adalah antara dua warga asing yang ditahan polis kerana disyaki mencuri di kawasan runtuhan pangsapuri Highland Towers di Hulu Klang, semalam. Lelaki itu yang memakai jubah berwarna biru muda dan bersongkok ditahan di blok C pangsapuri itu. Dia mendakwa seorang pelarian dari Myanmar.

  248. Saudara-mara mangsa terasa tersisih HM 16/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR: Di tengah kerancakan usaha mencari mangsa runtuhan pangsapuri Highland Towers, Hulu Klang yang masuk hari kelima semalam, saudara-mara mangsa seolah-olah tersisih. Mungkin mereka tidak harus dipersalahkan kerana beranggapan sedemikian kerana tiada siapa di kalangan pihak berkuasa mahupun anggota pasukan penyelamat yang memberi penerangan dari semasa ke semasa.

  249. Rakyat Myanmar ditahan HM 16/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR: Seorang rakyat Myanmar yang berjubah adalah antara dua warga asing yang ditahan polis kerana disyaki mencuri di kawasan runtuhan pangsapuri Highland Towers di Hulu Klang, semalam. Lelaki itu yang memakai jubah berwarna biru muda dan bersongkok ditahan di blok C pangsapuri itu. Dia mendakwa seorang pelarian dari Myanmar.

  250. Bentuk unit khas bencana HM 16/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR: Kementerian Perumahan dan Kerajaan Tempatan akan menubuhkan unit mencari dan menyelamat (SAR) khusus untuk menangani sebarang tragedi yang berkaitan dengan runtuhan bangunan dan bencana alam. Menterinya, Datuk Dr Ting Chew Peh, berkata unit elit itu mungkin sebahagian besarnya dianggotai anggota bomba terlatih yang akan bergabung tenaga dengan kakitangan daripada pelbagai jabatan kerajaan, swasta dan awam.

  251. Peluang akhir HM 16/12/1993 By Mohd Idros Mohd Ali; Rasid Rahaman; Hamid Karim; Johari Ibrahim; Razali Zakaria; C Ramasamy
    KUALA LUMPUR: Pasukan penyelamat mempunyai beberapa jam saja lagi untuk meneruskan gerakan mengesan mangsa yang masih hidup dalam runtuhan pangsapuri Highland Towers, Hulu Klang. Jika gerakan mencari dan menyelamat mengikut kaedah yang dilakukan sejak kejadian itu Sabtu lalu gagal menemui mangsa yang masih hidup sehingga jam 5.30 petang ini, pihak berkuasa akan menggunakan satu kaedah lain.

  252. Minta penyelamat agar tidak guna kaedah kasar HM 16/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR: Pasukan penyelamat yang meneruskan usaha mencari mangsa runtuhan pangsapuri Highland Towers, Hulu Klang bagi hari kelima semalam, diminta supaya tidak menggunakan kaedah kasar. Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad, melahirkan harapan itu kepada ketua-ketua pasukan penyelamat dari Perancis dan Jepun agar tidak membahayakan mangsa yang masih hidup.

  253. Rush for Maniam's free nasi briyani MM 16/12/1993
    FOOD and drinks are far from the mind of rescue workers engrossed with the task of searching for victims of the Highland Towers collapsed block. However, they could not resist digging into nasi briyani which were offered free by Subramaniam alias Apu, 47, owner of Maniam Food Caterer yesterday.

  254. Echoes of life MM 16/12/1993 All reports by Eddie Chua; Jasni Rahim; Efi Hafizah Hamzah; Badrolhisham Bidin; P. Selvarani; Jeswant Kaur; Jaffry Azman; M. Jeffri Razali; Rosma Omar
    FRENCH rescue workers carrying out an echo test at the basement of the collapsed Highland Towers block A in Hulu Kelang detected live signs early this morning. Initially, rescue workers have ruled out finding survivors in the basement. However, the French team made the finding at 3.13am while carrying out a thorough echo test for the first time as rescue operations enter the sixth day.

  255. Relatives rush over from Gopeng MM 16/12/1993
    FOUR women rushed over from Gopeng on learning that their grand niece and another relative were among those in the ill-fated block of Highland Towers. But they were not allowed into the disaster site by police manning the entrance to the road leading to the condominium in Taman Hillview, Hulu Kelang.

  256. Water jet damper MM 16/12/1993
    WITH all the hi-tech equipment being used in the Highland Towers' Block A collapse drama, one such tool has yet to be employed. A local construction company has offered to bring in two water-jet cutters from Singapore but has yet to get the green light from the authorities.

  257. Crack rescue unit needed MM 16/12/1993
    A SPECIAL rescue unit equipped with sophisticated and high-technology equipment is being planned to handle disasters outside the performance scope of the Fire Services Department. Deputy Housing and Local Government Minister Osu Sukam said the Highland Towers condominium tragedy in Hulu Kelang had underscored the need for such a unit.

  258. Builders told to submit reports MM 16/12/1993
    HIGH-RISE building developers with projects in hilly areas are advised to submit construction plans and relevant reports to the Selangor Government. This is to enable a high-level committee to assess the project's technical aspects and safety.

  259. They're alive! MM 16/12/1993 By Jasni Rahim; Eddie Chua
    THEY'RE ALIVE! After five days of toil, shouts of joy overcame rescue workers at Highland Towers when they got their first taste of success - in the form of a note tied to a wire. The note read: "Tolong kami, kami masih hidup" (Help us, we are still alive).

  260. Japanese rescue team persistent MM 16/12/1993
    THE Japanese rescue team that flew in on Monday to help in search-and- rescue work in the collapsed Highland Towers block are a persistent lot. When bumping into solid concrete beams and tangled debris, its 24-men team would find a way around them.

  261. Road shoulder caves in MM 16/12/1993
    WHILE search-and-rescue work went into full swing in the rubble of Highlands Towers Block A, residents at nearby Taman Sri Ukay are praying hard that it will not rain. They are worried that Jalan Teberau in the posh housing estate may collapse after part of the road shoulder gave way 10 hours after the condominium collapse incident last Saturday.

  262. Bangsar folk welcome `freeze' MM 16/12/1993
    RESIDENTS of Bukit Bandaraya in Bangsar have lauded City Hall's decision to freeze the development of all condominium projects in Kuala Lumpur which have yet to start construction. The residents said the review of development projects along hill slopes was timely in view of the indiscriminate development of such projects.

  263. Gory find in staircase area MM 16/12/1993
    THE remains of the young girl which were found yesterday consisted of a head and shoulder with a right arm wearing a bangle. A Malaysian rescuer who helped the Singapore DART members and the Japanese rescue team said: "The left part of her face was smashed in and only half of the back of her head with her hair was intact."

  264. Way through via lift shaft MM 16/12/1993
    RESCUE workers found an easier way through the collapsed Highland Towers Block A via the elevator shaft instead of the smashed up stairways. The shaft helped them to retrieve remains of a victim yesterday, the first since the day of the incident last Saturday.

  265. Vehicles towed away for obstruction MM 16/12/1993
    POLICE, fed up with curious onlookers crowding around the collapsed Highland Towers block, brought in tow trucks yesterday to remove vehicles parked there indiscriminately. However, the first car they wanted to tow away - a Mercedes Benz - had its rear wheels locked and could not be removed.

  266. Screening out conmen MM 16/12/1993
    STRICT checks are being made to prevent conmen from taking advantage of offers by three five-star hotels to help victims of the Highland Towers disaster. Pan Pacific Hotel, Micasa Hotel Apartments and the Sucasa Hotel Apartments are offering a weeks free stay for victims.

  267. No choice but to abandon house MM 16/12/1993
    WHAT Crystal Raymond saw last Saturday not only made her hysterical for a moment but caused her to leave her home of six years. Crystal, whose house is only a few metres from the collapsed Highland Towers block, was at home with her mother and sister Czarina's four children then.

  268. Previous building disasters show that miracles can happen NST 16/12/1993  By Chan Cheng Tuan
    KUALA LUMPUR, Wed. - Miracles can happen. There have been many cases of victims trapped in collapsed buildings being found alive by rescuers a week or more after the tragedies. In India, two survivors were found a week after a giant earthquake devastated villages in the southern part of Maharashtra State on Sept 30 this year, in which at least 10,000 people died.

  269. Study to determine need for special SAR unit NST 16/12/1993 By Manan Osman
    PETALING JAYA, Wed. - Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the Government was seriously looking into the possibility of setting up a special search- and-rescue unit to tackle such disasters and tragedies as that of the Highland Towers apartment collapse. The Prime Minister said a study would have to be carried out first to determine its necessity.

  270. Bodies of two victims found NST 16/12/1993  All reports on "The Highland Towers disaster" by K. Vijiyan; Vijayan Menon; Alex Choong; Tony Emmanuel; Ahmad Suffian; Sufi Yusoff; Rashid Yusof; M. Jeffri Razali; Mohsin Taib; Vijesh Rai; Sager Ahmad; Adrian David; S. Kumaraguru
    KUALA LUMPUR, Wed. - Rescue workers pulled out the remains of a woman and a young girl from the rubble of the collapsed Highland Towers apartment block in Hulu Klang at 1pm today, almost 96 hours after the incident occurred. The remains, which were found on the eighth floor close to the stairwell by a Japanese disaster relief team aided by a Singaporean rescue group, were sent to the Kuala Lumpur Hospital.

  271. Developers back City Hall proposal NST-CITYX 16/12/1993 By Harris Iskandar Taib
    DEVELOPERS have welcomed a City Hall proposal for newly-constructed buildings to be verified by a second consultant to see if they are up to safety requirements and fit to be given a Certificate of Fitness. Several also agreed that developers should be held liable for building defects because this would ensure that contractors do not use sub-standard materials or resort to cost-cutting methods.

  272. Special panel calls off meeting after 45 mins NST 16/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Wed. - The first meeting of the special Cabinet committee headed Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim was today adjourned after 45 minutes to enable the committee members to hurry to the site. This followed reports that rescue work had to be called off because Block B was in danger of collapsing.

  273. Explosives placed at Block B NST 16/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Wed. - Army demolition experts have placed explosives at Block B of the Highland Towers apartment blocks to bring down the building as soon as there are signs that it is going to fall. Deputy Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Abdul Rahim Mohd Noor told the New Straits Times tonight that he expected the army experts to complete their work by midnight.

  274. Danger block may be demolished NST 16/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Wed. - Police are considering demolishing Block B of the Highland Towers apartment building in Hulu Klang as it was in danger of collapsing and posing a threat to rescuers trying to reach survivors trapped in Block A which collapsed on Saturday. Deputy Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Abdul Rahim Mohd Noor said today police would have to consider this option even if it posed a risk to the survivors in the collapsed building.

  275. Traumatic time as doctor awaits news about family NST 16/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Wed. - An obstetrician and gynaecologist, Dr P.G. George is going through a traumatic time as he keeps vigil while rescuers continue their search for survivors in the collapsed Highland Towers apartment block. His wife and two children are believed to have been trapped under the tonnes of rubble.

  276. Be more cautious, house buyers advised NST-CITYX 16/12/1993 By Khairunnisa Hussein
    MOST housebuyers are so captivated by brochures and advertisements by property developers that they forget to enquire if a particular building is safe to live in. Federation of Malaysian Consumer Associations (Fomca) president Hamdan Adnan said consumers should be more cautious when buying homes, especially those in highrise buildings.

  277. RM5m insurance coverage NST 16/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Wed. - A local insurance company has offered personal accident coverage for the 500-odd foreigners and Malaysians involved in search and rescue operations at the Highland Towers apartment collapse in Hulu Kelang.

  278. Police detain two men loitering at the site NST 16/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Wed. - In the midst of search-and-rescue operations, police nabbed two men found loitering at the site of the collapsed Highland Towers apartment building at 4.15pm today. Deputy Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Abdul Rahim Noor said the first man, an Indonesian in his 30s, was caught by an alert police detective in the rubble of Block A.

  279. Firemen recall successful effort NST 16/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Wed. - Firemen who were first at the scene when responding to a call that a building had collapsed had only their ladders and ropes to help look for survivors. One of them, Norizan Saad, said they were also afraid to tread on the rubble as it could give way any time, injuring not only themselves but also the victims.

  280. More countries offer to help in search operations at apartment collapse site NST 16/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Wed. - More foreign embassies here have offered help to the search and rescue teams at the Highland Towers apartment block collapse site. However, they are not sending their search and rescue teams unless they are really needed.

  281. French team to go back if no survivors found by Sunday NST 16/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Wed. - The 55-strong French rescue team, one of the three foreign teams working non-stop at the collapsed Highland Towers apartment block in Hulu Klang, has set Sunday as its deadline to complete its task. The French ambassador to Malaysia, Mr Thierry Reynard, said today the team would call off its search and return to France if no survivors were found by then.

  282. States take second look at projects NST 16/12/1993
    KUANTAN, Wed. - The Pahang Government today announced the setting up of a committee to take a "second look" at all on-going and completed development projects on highland as well as by the sea. This is to ensure that all buildings constructed in these areas are safe for occupation.

  283. Need to upgrade our rescue equipment NST 16/12/1993
    SHAH ALAM, Wed. - The Fire Services Department will upgrade equipment used in rescue operations along the lines of those used by foreign rescue teams helping out in the Highland Towers tragedy. Deputy Housing and Local Government Minister Osu Haji Sukam said today that the French, Singaporean and Japanese teams were using sophisticated state-of-the-art equipment.

  284. Weak link in enforcing laws on the environment NST 16/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Wed. - Lack of co-operation and coordination between the Department of Environment (DOE) and various departments, agencies and the State Government is the weakest link in the enforcement of laws and regulations pertaining to the environment. Deputy Science, Technology and Environment Minister Peter Chin said that all agencies should be able to work with each other, on paper, but in reality this was not always the case.

  285. Lessons for our builders NST 16/12/1993  By K.H. Ong
    THE Highland Towers tragedy has touched all our hearts and at the same time, our conscience, too. For a long time, I was convinced that with the rapid pace of development in our country, we need to ensure that the standard of the construction industry is maintained.

  286. Will we learn our lesson this time? NST 16/12/1993  By Thivakaran Narayanan
    AFTER the tragedy, the Government wants to do a review. Why is it that it's always after the event that such actions are taken? Remember the Sungai Buloh case? For years, explosive material was left in the midst of squatters until disaster struck. The Highland Towers and Sungai Buloh tragedies are just two examples of lives being lost due to human carelessness.

  287. Malaysia hargai pertolongan negara luar BH 17/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Khamis - Malaysia menghargai sumbangan serta pertolongan pelbagai pihak, termasuk dari luar negara yang masih bertungkus-lumus berusaha mengeluarkan mangsa yang terperangkap dalam runtuhan pangsapuri Highland Towers. Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad, berkata kerajaan menyanjung tinggi sumbangan serta pertolongan itu, termasuk dari pihak Jepun, Perancis dan Singapura.

  288. Syarikat sediakan 100 pekerja BH 17/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Khamis - Sebuah syarikat kontraktor tempatan mengerahkan hampir 100 pekerja bagi membantu pasukan penyelamat memunggah runtuhan pangsapuri Highland Towers di Taman Hillview, Hulu Klang di sini. Jurucakap Ho Hup Sdn Berhad, berkata sumbangan itu sebagai tanda simpati bagi membolehkan usaha menyelamatkan mangsa yang terperangkap dalam runtuhan bangunan itu dapat diselesaikan segera.

  289. Bomba yakin anggota mencukupi BH 17/12/1993
    JOHOR BAHRU, Khamis - Jabatan Perkhidmatan Bomba yakin jumlah anggotanya yang terbabit dalam gerakan mencari dan menyelamat tragedi pangsapuri tumbang di Taman Hillview, Hulu Klang, mencukupi dan mampu mengendalikan tugas dengan baik. Ketua Pengarahnya, Datuk Badaruddin Mat Isa, berkata 120 anggota bomba ditugaskan di tempat kejadian sejak pangsapuri Highland Towers runtuh, Sabtu lalu.

  290. Lebih banyak ahli KBRM dicari BH 17/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Khamis - Ahli Kelab Bantuan Radio Amatur (KBRM) diminta datang ke ibu kota untuk membantu kerja menyelamat mangsa runtuhan pangsapuri Highland Towers, di Ulu Klang secepat mungkin kerana bilangan ahli yang ada tidak mencukupi. Penyelaras bilik gerakan bencana Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL) (Radio), Wan Johari Wan Othman, berkata bilangan ahli yang menawarkan diri untuk membantu kerja-kerja menyelamat kini tidak mencukupi.

  291. Ada mangsa masih hidup BH 17/12/1993 All reports by M Thillinadan; Khalid Amin; Wan Jailani Razak; Zabidi Adil Salleh; Nadzim Ahmad Jamaluddin; Faizal Fadzil; Ismail Mat; Ebi Azly Abdullah; Abdul Karim Mustafa; Hizral Tazzif; Nurul Adlina Kamaludin; Nurmawati Abdul Rani; Salina Abdullah
    KUALA LUMPUR Khamis - Penggunaan jentera berat dalam operasi menyelamatkan mangsa pangsapuri Highland Towers ditangguhkan sehingga esok kerana pasukan penyelamat mengesan dua mangsa yang masih hidup di tingkat bawah. Timbalan Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, berkata Jawatankuasa Khas Kabinet yang bermesyuarat jam 6 petang ini, memutuskan penggunaan jentera berat dalam operasi menyelamat boleh mengancam nyawa mangsa yang terperangkap.

  292. Bilik percuma di Micasa seminggu BH 17/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Khamis - Dua puluh mangsa tragedi pangsapuri Highland Towers yang runtuh Sabtu lalu diberi penginapan percuma di Hotel Micasa selama seminggu saja. Pegawai Jabatan Perhubungan Awam hotel itu, Khadijah Begum berkata, sekiranya mereka masih berhasrat menetap di hotel itu, mereka akan dikenakan bayaran sebanyak RM290 sehari.

  293. Syukur walaupun hilang harta BH 17/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Khamis - Penghuni pangsapuri Blok A Highland Towers, Ulu Kelang yang terselamat dalam tragedi keruntuhan bangunan itu, bersyukur walaupun kehilangan harta benda. Seorang akauntan, Mary Abraham, 30, sempat melarikan diri bersama anak, ibu, adik dan seorang kawannya beberapa saat sebelum pangsapuri itu runtuh.

  294. Al-Arqam beri 1,200 botol air galian BH 17/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Khamis - Al-Arqam hari ini menyumbangkan kira-kira 1,200 botol minuman air galian kepada orang ramai yang terbabit dalam kerja mencari dan menyelamat mangsa runtuhan pangsapuri Highland Towers, di Hulu Klang, yang runtuh Sabtu lalu. Penyelaras Kebajikan Al-Arqam Johor, Hishamuddin Ishak, berkata bantuan itu adalah sumbangan pihaknya kepada pekerja yang bertungkus lumus menjalankan tugas masing-masing.

  295. Kerajaan timbang khidmat pasukan dari Perancis BH 17/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Khamis - Kerajaan akan mempertimbangkan sama ada akan terus menggunakan khidmat pasukan penyelamat Perancis dalam usaha mencari mangsa tragedi pangsapuri di bawah runtuhan Highland Towers. Pasukan Perancis itu baru-baru ini menyatakan mereka akan menghentikan kerja menyelamat selepas lapan hari kerana tidak yakin ada mangsa yang masih hidup selepas tempoh itu.

  296. Persatuan penduduk tubuh badan bertindak BH 17/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Khamis - Persatuan Penduduk pangsapuri Highland Towers, Ulu Klang menubuhkan jawatankuasa bertindak bagi mengkaji kemungkinan mengambil tindakan undang-undang terhadap pihak yang bertanggungjawab menyebabkan tragedi itu. Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Bertindak itu, Dr Benjamin George, berkata jawatankuasa itu mempunyai dua jawatankuasa kecil yang mengendalikan hal- ehwal undang-undang dan kewangan.

  297. Umi Rashidah, anak dibenar pulang BH 17/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Khamis - Umi Rashidah Khoruman, 22, dan anaknya Nur Hamidah Najib, setahun, yang diselamatkan dari runtuhan pangsapuri Highland Towers di Hulu Klang Sabtu lalu, dibenarkan pulang hari ini. Mereka dibenarkan pulang dari Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL) kira-kira jam 3.45 petang, setelah keadaan mereka didapati memuaskan. Keadaan Nur Hamidah cergas kembali.

  298. Swasta perlu jaga alam sekitar BH 17/12/1993
    JOHOR BAHRU, Khamis - Kerajaan Johor mengarahkan semua agensi yang terbabit dalam sektor pembinaan sama ada badan kerajaan atau swasta, menjaga kualiti alam sekitar bagi memastikan tragedi bangunan runtuh tidak berlaku di negeri ini. Menteri Besar, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Mohd Yassin, berkata kerajaan negeri tidak akan berkompromi, malahan tidak teragak-agak membatalkan lesen pembinaan jika didapati ada syarikat pembinaan yang tidak mematuhi peraturan Jabatan Alam Sekitar (JAS).

  299. Insurer on cover for Highland Towers BT 17/12/1993  By E. Ganesalingam
    COMMERCIAL Union Assurance (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, the sole insurer of the three Highland Tower blocks under a fire policy and a public liability policy, said the cover under the fire insurance policy taken out by Highland Properties Sdn Bhd covers the superstructure and its plant and machinery. The policy covers fire, lightning, riots and strikes, malicious damage, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and storm and tempest.

  300. All three buildings insured but no mention of landslides NST 17/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Thurs. - All three apartment blocks at Highland Towers in Hulu Klang were insured against fire, lightning, riots and strikes, malicious damage, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, storm and tempest. Commercial Union Assurance (M) Sdn Bhd said it was the sole insurer of the three blocks under a fire policy and a public liability policy.

  301. Rescue teams move to lower floors in search of survivors BT 17/12/1993  By Zarina Tahir; Lokman Mansor
    THE search and rescue teams working on the Highland Towers disaster have abandoned all search and rescue efforts on the upper floors - sixth floor and above - of the toppled apartment block as they found no sign of survivors there. From late yesterday evening, rescue work has concentrated on the basement, third, fourth and fifth floors on the left side of the rubble, designated as site A.

  302. Makin perlahan HM 17/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR: Pasukan Keselamatan Awam Perancis mengesan ketukan balas yang amat perlahan, dipercayai daripada mangsa yang masih hidup dari arah tingkat bawah tanah dan di antara tingkat tiga dan empat, runtuhan Blok A pangsapuri Highland Towers tepat jam 1 pagi tadi. Bunyi berkenaan dikesan oleh alat pengesan sonar yang dibawa masuk oleh sekumpulan lima anggota pasukan itu ke dalam terowong yang digali di sebelah kiri blok yang runtuh itu.

  303. Temui buku alamat HM 17/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR: Buku alamat seorang daripada 49 mangsa yang terperangkap dalam runtuhan blok A, pangsapuri Highland Towers, ditemui semalam.

  304. Upah jurutera bebas HM 17/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR: Commercial Union Assurance (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd akan mengupah jurutera bebas untuk menjalankan penyiasatan mendalam terhadap punca keruntuhan Blok A, pangsapuri Highland Towers, Hulu Klang, Sabtu lalu. Penolong Pengurus Besarnya, Khoo Tiang Seng, berkata proses itu akan mengambil masa kerana ia turut meliputi kaji bumi tapak dan kawasan sekitarnya secara terperinci.

  305. Hamparan kalis air HM 17/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR: Sebagai langkah mengurangkan hakisan dan menahan tanah runtuh, pasukan penyelamat semalam memasang hamparan kalis air di lereng bukit di belakang pangsapuri Highland Towers di Hulu Klang.

  306. Usaha cegah penyakit HM 17/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR: Poster `Jaga Kebersihan' ditampal di beberapa tempat sekitar tapak runtuhan pangsapuri Highland Towers di Hulu Klang, bagi memastikan kawasan itu bersih dan semua yang berada di situ tidak dijangkiti penyakit.

  307. Sedih nasib rakan senegara terperangkap HM 17/12/1993
    SEORANG pembantu rumah Indonesia sedih kerana tiga rakannya mungkin turut terperangkap dalam runtuhan pangsapuri Highland Towers. Normah Fauziah Rama, 28, yang tinggal di blok C, berkata tiga rakan senegaranya itu bekerja sebagai pembantu rumah di pangsapuri berkenaan.

  308. Musa terus berdoa HM 17/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR: Bekas Timbalan Perdana Menteri, Datuk Musa Hitam, terus menaruh harapan anaknya, Carlos Rashid dan menantunya, Rozita Datuk Abu Bakar, yang terperangkap dalam runtuhan pangsapuri Highland Towers, masih hidup. Musa dan anak perempuannya, Mariana, tiba di kawasan runtuhan pangsapuri itu di Hulu Klang kira-kira jam 5.30 petang semalam

  309. Terima surat HM 17/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR: Penghuni pangsapuri Highland Towers yang ditempatkan di Hotel Pan Pacific di sini, gembira menerima surat masing yang dihantar oleh kakitangan Pos Malaysia, malam tadi.

  310. Pinjaman: Bank perlu bersabar HM 17/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR: Penghuni pangsapuri Highland Towers meminta institusi kewangan tidak menekan mereka supaya membayar balik baki pinjaman perumahan itu dalam keadaan yang terdesak sekarang. Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Bertindak penduduk berkenaan, Dr Benjamin George, berkata pihak bank hendaklah bersabar dan menyelesaikan masalah itu.

  311. Tersekat! HM 17/12/1993 All reports by Razali Zakaria; Johari Ibrahim; Rasid Rahaman; Fadzil Abdul Rashid; Abdul Hanim Abdul Malek; Noor Sham Saleh
    KUALA LUMPUR: Usaha mengeluarkan mangsa yang dipercayai masih hidup dari kawasan letak kereta Blok A, pangsapuri Highland Towers, Hulu Klang terhenti kira-kira jam 7 pagi ini apabila lantainya condong kira-kira satu meter. Berikutan itu, anggota Pasukan Keselamatan Awam Perancis yang percaya mereka sudah terlalu hampir dengan mangsa berkenaan, terpaksa bergegas keluar kerana khuatir terowong yang menjadi laluan mereka akan runtuh.

  312. Gotong-royong sedia sarapan HM 17/12/1993
    PENDUDUK Kampung Kemensah, Hulu Klang, bergotong-royong sepanjang malam untuk menyediakan sarapan pagi kepada pasukan penyelamat dan mereka yang terbabit dalam operasi mencari mangsa terperangkap di bawah runtuhan pangsapuri Highland Towers. Mereka menyahut permintaan Adun Hulu Klang, Fuad Hassan, supaya menyumbangkan makanan dengan mengadakan kutipan derma.

  313. Wartawan ditahan HM 17/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR: Polis menahan seorang wartawan agensi berita asing kerana dipercayai menceroboh masuk ke kawasan runtuhan pangsapuri Highland Towers di Hulu Klang, semalam. Pemberita itu ditahan ketika membuat liputan gerakan mengesan dan menyelamat mangsa runtuhan pangsapuri itu yang dilakukan oleh pasukan penyelamat dari Perancis.

  314. Banyak mangsa di tangki air HM 17/12/1993 By Rasid Rahaman; Razali Zakaria; Johari Ibrahim; Fadzil Abdul Rashid; A Hanim Malek
    KUALA LUMPUR: Ruang di sekeliling sebuah tangki air berhampiran tingkat bawah tanah blok A, pangsapuri Highland Towers, Hulu Klang yang runtuh Sabtu lalu, mungkin menempatkan paling banyak mangsa yang masih hidup. Pasukan penyelamat yang mengesan kedudukan tangki air itu semalam, percaya ada lebih daripada seorang mangsa yang masih hidup yang terperangkap di situ.

  315. Adakan kenduri syukur HM 17/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR: "Kami akan mengadakan kenduri kesyukuran kerana Tuhan menyelamatkan kami dua beranak." Begitulah kata Umi Rashidah Khoruman, 22, mangsa yang terselamat dalam kejadian pangsapuri Highland Towers runtuh di Hulu Klang selepas dibenarkan keluar dari Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL) semalam.

  316. Guni halang hakisan HM 17/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR: Sebagai langkah mengurangkan hakisan dan menahan tanah runtuh, pasukan penyelamat semalam menghamparkan guni di lereng bukit di belakang pangsapuri Highland Towers di Hulu Klang. Selain menghamparkannya di belakang blok B pangsapuri berkenaan, guni itu juga dibentangkan di lereng bukit di belakang blok A yang runtuh Sabtu lalu.

  317. Polis tahan wartawan HM 17/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR: Polis menahan seorang wartawan agensi berita asing kerana dipercayai menceroboh masuk ke kawasan runtuhan pangsapuri Highland Towers di Hulu Klang, semalam. Pemberita itu ditahan ketika membuat liputan gerakan mengesan dan menyelamat mangsa runtuhan pangsapuri itu yang dilakukan oleh pasukan penyelamat dari Perancis.

  318. `Form salvage team for Block B' MM 17/12/1993
    AN owner of an apartment in the Highland Towers Block B which was declared unsafe wants the authorities to form a "salvage team" to bring out personal belongings from the listing building. The owner, who identified herself only as Madam Chia, said the team could take down the items and place them in a central point for residents to collect.

  319. 10 tons of equipment MM 17/12/1993
    EQUIPPED with 10 tons of equipment, the Japan Disaster Relief Team (JDRT) arrived here in full force last Monday to help out in the rescue and search operations for the victims of the toppled Block A of Highland Towers. The team was formed in 1987 for international emergency relief activities, especially where large-scale disasters occur in developing countries.

  320. Saved by renovation MM 17/12/1993
    AN owner of the collapsed Highland Towers Block A thanked his lucky stars for renovating his unit. Lawyer T.M. Varughese said his family had to move out elsewhere while work was being carried out at his unit.

  321. Emergency phone network set up MM 17/12/1993
    TELEKOM MALAYSIA has installed 28 telephone lines and a telex machine at various operations centres near the collapsed Highlands Tower block since last Saturday. Public relations manager (central region) Pauziah Taib said three of the lines were for international calls to facilitate search-and-rescue works.

  322. Leaving it to fate MM 17/12/1993
    RESIDENTS and owners of apartments in Highland Towers are leaving the fate of Block B and C to the authorities but want to be informed of any progress. The chairman of a committee set up among the group last night, Dr Benjamin George, said the authorities can do whatever they deem fit to the buildings but hope to be informed of any decision.

  323. Residents, owners urged to sign up MM 17/12/1993
    RESIDENTS and owners of apartments at Highland Towers, Hulu Klang can register themselves with a committee set up by their neighbours last night. They can send in their personal details to Mr Daniel Chian, c/o Cedar Holdings Sdn Bhd, 26, 2nd Floor, Jalan Padang Walter Grenier off Jalan Imbi, 55100 Kuala Lumpur (Fax no: 03-2449195).

  324. Tracing the sound MM 17/12/1993 All reports by Eddie Chua; Jasni Rahim; Badrolhisham Bidin; Efi Hafizah Hamzah; Jeswant Kaur
    THE French rescue team, which had picked up knocking sounds with their sophisticated machines within the rubble of the collapsed Block A of Highland Towers in the past 24 hours, are still unable to determine the location. They know the sounds came from the basement but could not find its exact spot.

  325. Still waiting for his best friend MM 17/12/1993
    IT has been six days since the Highland Towers tragedy and it has been six days since a resident of Block A has kept vigil all day awaiting news of his best friend who is among those feared trapped in the rubble. For Mar Lau, 53, everything else means little to him.

  326. At least two are alive NST 17/12/1993 All reports on "The Highland Towers disaster" by Vijayan Menon; Tony Emmanuel; Sufi Yusoff; Chan Cheng Tuan; M. Jeffri Razali; Vijesh Rai; Mohsin Taib; Sager Ahmad; Adrian David; Vincent de Paul; Ashraf Abdullah
    KUALA LUMPUR, Thurs. - Contact has been made with at least two survivors at the basement area of the collapsed Highland Towers apartment block this afternoon. Rescue efforts are now concentrated on the areas between the second and fifth floors as well as the basement.

  327. Stringent guidelines for high rises NST-CITYX 17/12/1993  By Abdul Razak Chik
    ONGOING high-rise projects in Kuala Lumpur have to meet stringent new guidelines set by City Hall in the wake of the Highland Towers apartment building collapse in Hulu Klang, Selangor. Projects that fail to meet the various criteria set by its Building Control section of the Planning Department will be halted, effectively reversing the development order (DO) initially given by City Hall.

  328. Anxiety over landslip on reservoir hill NST-SSPEC 17/12/1993  By Thanam Visvanathan
    IT has often been said that those who forget the lessons of history are condemned to repeat it. Barely a month after the Bukit Chagar water tank tragedy and in the midst of the Highland Towers disaster, it appears that the message of public safety and accountability has yet to sink in in some quarters.

  329. At least two are alive NST 17/12/1993 All reports on "The Highland Towers disaster" by Vijayan Menon; Tony Emmanuel; Sufi Yusoff; Chan Cheng Tuan; M. Jeffri Razali; Vijesh Rai; Mohsin Taib; Sager Ahmad; Adrian David; Vincent de Paul; Ashraf Abdullah
    KUALA LUMPUR, Thurs. - Contact has been made with at least two survivors at the basement area of the collapsed Highland Towers apartment block this afternoon. Rescue efforts are now concentrated on the areas between the second and fifth floors as well as the basement.

  330. Nurhamidah and Umi say farewell NST 17/12/1993  By Mohsin Taib
    KUALA LUMPUR, Thurs. - Indonesian Umi Rosyidah Khoruman and her 18-month- old daughter Nurhamidah Najib, who were rescued from the rubble of the collapsed Highland Towers Block A apartment building, were discharged from the Kuala Lumpur Hospital today. Both were admitted to the hospital on Saturday, hours after the building collapsed about 1.30pm.

  331. Buyers want reprieve on loans NST 17/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Thurs. - Commercial banks and financial institutions which offered loans to buyers of the collapsed Highland Towers apartment block have been urged to give the owners a "reprieve". Many of the buyers had called the New Straits Times with requests that they be given a reprieve since the apartments they owned had turned to rubble.

  332. RM10,000 from Brunei mission NST 17/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Thurs. - The Brunei High Commission here, touched by the tragedy of the collapsed Highland Towers apartment block, today donated RM10,000 to the Malaysian Government. High Commissioner Pengiran Setia Raja Pengiran Yahya Pengiran Rajid presented the donation to Deputy Foreign Minister Datuk Dr Abdullah Fadzil Che Wan at Wisma Putra.

  333. Tilting Block B to be demolished NST 17/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Thurs. - The precarious condition of Block B of the Highland Towers in Hulu Klang has forced the authorities to decide on demolishing it. A senior military source said the building had to be brought down either before or after efforts to rescue 49 people, believed to be trapped in Block A, are completed.

  334. Dr M thanks those who help NST 17/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Thurs. - Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad thanked all Malaysians and foreigners who had made great sacrifices and contributions to assist in the rescue operations in the Highland Towers tragedy in Hulu Klang. The Prime Minister thanked all those who had directly or indirectly come forward to provide various types of assistance to those involved in the rescue operations.

  335. Cabinet agrees on SAR unit NST 17/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Thurs. - The Government has agreed in principle to form a special search-and-rescue unit to tackle disasters and tragedies following the collapse of the Highland Towers apartment block. Law Minister Datuk Syed Hamid Albar said the Special Cabinet Committee on the tragedy decided at a meeting today that the country needed such a unit and a detailed study would be carried out.

  336. All three buildings insured but no mention of landslides NST 17/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Thurs. - All three apartment blocks at Highland Towers in Hulu Klang were insured against fire, lightning, riots and strikes, malicious damage, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, storm and tempest. Commercial Union Assurance (M) Sdn Bhd said it was the sole insurer of the three blocks under a fire policy and a public liability policy.

  337. Residents form action committee NST 17/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Thurs. - Residents of Blocks A, B and C of Highland Towers formed an action committee tonight to look into various matters including the possibility of taking legal action. Action committee chairman Dr B. George told reporters after tonight's residents' meeting at the Pan Pacific hotel here that sub-committees had been set up to look into the various issues such as financial and legal matters.

  338. Musa: My son still alive NST 17/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Thurs. - Former Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Musa Hitam today expressed confidence his son Carlos Rashid was still alive in the rubble of the collapsed Highland Towers apartment block in Hulu Klang. Musa said his confidence had been bolstered by the French rescue team which had not failed to make contact with the survivors.

  339. Trip to US spared family the trauma NST 17/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Thurs. - A retired businessman recalled how his son, daughter-in-law and grandchildren were spared the trauma of witnessing the Highland Towers condominium block collapse tragedy by a trip to the United States Mr M.S. Tan, 64, said his son, who lived on the third floor of Block B, which had been declared unsafe by the authorities, had left with his wife and two children about 1.30pm on the day of the incident for San Francisco.

  340. Few people request landslip insurance BT 18/12/1993 By Mustapha Kamil
    ALTHOUGH provisions to extend the basic fire insurance policy on properties to cover against losses due to landslip, subsidence and other convulsions of nature have always been available, few people request for the cover. Most insurance buyers are either not aware or not informed of this. Others may have by choice opted to take the risk

  341. Penghuni Blok C diizin masuk Ahad BH 18/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Jumaat - Penghuni Blok C pangsapuri Highland Towers dibenarkan memasuki bangunan itu Ahad ini untuk mengambil barang-barang mereka. Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Bertindak penghuni pangsapuri itu yang baru ditubuhkan semalam, Dr Benjamin George, berkata mesyuarat Jawatankuasa Penyelamat pagi ini memutuskan penghuni blok itu dibenarkan berbuat demikian.

  342. Pasukan Jepun terkilan BH 18/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Jumaat - Pasukan penyelamat Jepun bersimpati dan sedih kerana gagal menyelamatkan mangsa yang dipercayai masih hidup dalam kejadian pangsapuri Highland Towers di Ulu Klang, yang runtuh Sabtu lalu. Pasukan Penyelamat Malapetaka Jepun yang akan kembali ke negara nya lusa, menyifatkan operasi menyelamat mangsa runtuhan pangsapuri itu amat rumit sekali kerana pelbagai halangan dan keadaan cuaca yang menjejaskan operasi.

  343. Ordinan Bangunan dikemaskini BH 18/12/1993 By Matzidi Dris
    KUCHING, Jumaat - Kerajaan negeri akan mengemas kini dan meminda Ordinan Bangunan dalam usaha memastikan setiap bangunan yang dibina di negeri ini pada masa akan datang tidak menghadapi sebarang risiko berbahaya. Timbalan Ketua Menteri, Tan Sri Dr Wong Soon Kai, berkata pindaan baru itu perlu kerana undang-undang dan peraturan yang sedia ada kurang lengkap serta sesuai dengan kehendak masa kini.

  344. Petugas Perancis henti gerakan BH 18/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Jumaat - Pasukan penyelamat Perancis menghentikan operasi mencari mangsa runtuhan pangsapuri Highland Towers di Hulu Klang pagi ini berikutan keadaan runtuhan bangunan itu semakin membahayakan. Penahan sebahagian runtuhan di sektor A iaitu bahagian kanan kawasan runtuhan bergerak kira-kira satu meter menyebabkan ia mengancam keselamatan anggota penyelamat.

  345. Bank wajar tangguh kutip hutang BH 18/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Jumaat - Bank dan institusi kewangan tidak sepatutnya mendesak pemilik kondominium Highland Towers membayar hutang rumah mereka memandangkan keadaan yang mereka hadapi sekarang. Pengerusi Persatuan Bank-Bank Malaysia, Ismail Zakaria, berkata mereka perlu sedar bahawa pemilik kondominium itu kini berada dalam keadaan yang tidak menentu dan pihak yang memberi pinjaman perlu memberi masa sebelum mengutip semula hutang berkenaan.

  346. Arahan henti pembinaan berbahaya BH 18/12/1993  By Fazli Abdullah
    KUANTAN, Jumaat - Jawatankuasa Khas bagi mengkaji projek di tanah tinggi akan memperakukan kepada kerajaan negeri supaya mengarahkan dihentikan projek pembinaan yang mengancam keselamatan dan alam sekitar di kawasan yang terbabit. Pengerusinya, Datuk Adnan Yaakob, berkata perkara itu menjadi antara tugas jawatankuasa berkenaan dalam usaha mengelakkan perkara buruk daripada berlaku di kawasan tanah tinggi di negeri ini.

  347. Permohonan bina kondo dibekukan BH 18/12/1993
    BIDOR, Jumaat - Jawatankuasa Khas Kabinet memutuskan semua permohonan membina kondominium di lereng bukit yang melebihi lima tingkat dibekukan sementara waktu sehingga kerajaan merangka satu peraturan pembinaan yang lebih ketat, kata Menteri Perumahan dan Kerajaan Tempatan, Datuk Dr Ting Chew Peh. Beliau berkata, pembekuan itu tidak bertujuan menghalang perkembangan industri perumahan terutama jenis mewah yang permintaannya tinggi sekarang, tetapi bagi menyiasat kelemahan yang ada dan memastikan tragedi pangsapuri runtuh tidak berulang.

  348. Kabinet setuju tukar strategi BH 18/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Jumaat - Jawatankuasa Khas Kabinet bagi menangani tragedi pangsapuri Highland Towers di Hulu Klang bersetuju dengan cadangan pasukan penyelamat supaya operasi menyelamat mangsa hidup dibatalkan mulai jam 3 petang ini. Ketua Operasi Penyelamat, Tan Sri Abdul Rahim Mohd Noor, berkata Timbalan Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, yang juga pengerusi jawatankuasa itu bersetuju dengan cadangan itu selepas diberi taklimat.

  349. Pengajaran di sebalik runtuhan kondominium mewah di Hillview BH 18/12/1993
    SELURUH negara sedih kerana tragedi yang berlaku Sabtu kelmarin di Ulu Klang. Sebuah kondominium Highland Towers tiba-tiba roboh. Kita berdoa ke hadrat Allah s.w.t agar mereka yang terperangkap dalam runtuhan bangunan itu dapat diselamatkan. Reaksi orang ramai terhadap tragedi itu berbagai-bagai. Ada yang berasa tidak akan selamat lagi untuk tinggal di kondominium. Ada juga yang berasa tinggal di kondominium masih selamat asal saja dibina di atas tanah yang kukuh.

  350. Tidur di bilik mayat BH 18/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Jumaat - Walaupun bilik mayat dianggap sebagai tempat yang menggerunkan, tetapi tidak lagi bagi wartawan dan jurugambar yang membuat liputan di Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL). Kerana tugas dan untuk menghilangkan penat sebahagian mereka terpaksa tidur di luar bilik mayat itu tanpa menghiraukan kakitangan dan pengunjung hospital.

  351. Penyelamat yakin semua terbunuh BH 18/12/1993 All reports by M Thilinadan; Kamal Ahmad; Zabidi Adil Salleh; Adil Salleh; Wan Jailani Razak; Zairee Zahir; Khalid Amin; Faizal Fadzil; Ismail Mat; Abdul Karim Mustafa; Nurul Adlina Kamaludin; Ebi Azly Abdullah; Hizral Tazzif Hisham; Wan Nurmawati Abdul Rani; Shahnun Hanif.
    KUALA LUMPUR, Jumaat - Pasukan penyelamat yakin tiada lagi mangsa runtuhan pangsapuri Highland Towers di Hulu Klang, yang masih hidup selepas ujian terakhir mengesan menggunakan ultra-sound pada jam 2.30 petang, negatif. Semua kaedah menyelamat yang dijalankan sebelum ini dihentikan sepenuhnya pada kira-kira jam 3 petang, selepas pasukan penyelamat tidak menjumpai lagi mangsa hidup yang terperangkap di bawah runtuhan itu.

  352. Sunshine through the gloom BT 18/12/1993
    FOR the very first time in a week of terrible sadness and gloom following the collapse of the 12-storey block of luxury condominiums in Hulu Klang last Saturday, bright shafts of sunshine are starting to burst through the overcast skies. No, do not for a moment think that the disaster will not leave deep emotional and other scars on those directly involved but also on all Malaysians who share in some way in the grief and trauma of those affected and who feel for about 50 people who died when the building collapsed. However, time binds and heals all wounds and there is hope that this one single disaster will rouse the authorities and others involved in looking after the environment, and other aspects like providing housing for everyone, will not shirk their work in ensuring safety.

  353. Few people request landslip insurance 18/12/1993 BT By Mustapha Kamil
    ALTHOUGH provisions to extend the basic fire insurance policy on properties to cover against losses due to landslip, subsidence and other convulsions of nature have always been available, few people request for the cover. Most insurance buyers are either not aware or not informed of this. Others may have by choice opted to take the risk.

  354. Condo residents to seek help from Bank Negara 18/12/1993  BT By Lokman Mansor
    THE remaining residents of blocks one, two and three of Highland Towers, having organised themselves into a number of committees, will seek the assistance of Bank Negara to help defer their loan repayments. Datuk Alladin Hashim, who heads the residents' liaison committee, said he hopes the central bank will consult other local banks on how they can assist the residents.

  355. Rescue teams use heavy machines in final effort 18/12/1993 BT By Zarina Tahir
    IN A last-ditch attempt to save possible survivors, heavy machinery was introduced yesterday in the search and rescue operations at the collapsed Highland Towers apartment. This move, following the Government's decision aimed at expediting the rescue work, however, will not involve explosive devices.

  356. Ujian terakhir tiada balasan 18/12/1993 HM
    KUALA LUMPUR: Ujian pengesanan yang dilakukan pada jam 2 petang semalam menghampakan pasukan penyelamat Jepun apabila tiada tindak balas diterima daripada mangsa yang terperangkap di bawah runtuhan pangsapuri Highland Towers di Hulu Klang. Ujian itu juga adalah yang terakhir dilakukan oleh pasukan 24 anggota itu sebelum mengambil keputusan menghentikan usaha mencari mangsa yang mungkin hidup.

  357. Terkilan tiada mangsa hidup HM 18/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR: Pasukan Keselamatan Awam Perancis terkilan kerana gagal mengeluarkan mangsa yang masih hidup daripada runtuhan Blok A pangsapuri Highland Towers di Hulu Klang. Jurucakap pasukan itu, Kapten Jean-Fred Crouzillard, berkata mereka sudah berusaha dengan menggunakan sepenuhnya kepakaran yang dimiliki untuk mengeluarkan mangsa secepat mungkin.

  358. `Saya ingat liang lahat' HM 18/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR: "Keadaan sekeliling terlalu gelap, sempit dan berbau busuk mengingatkan saya kepada liang lahat." Demikian kata seorang anggota Pasukan Pertahanan Awam tempatan, Azahar Ahmad, 30, mengenai pengalamannya masuk ke dalam terowong di bawah runtuhan pangsapuri Highland Towers, Hulu Klang.

  359. Doa keajaiban berlaku HM 18/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR: Anggota penyelamat dan saudara-mara mangsa pangsapuri Highland Towers runtuh di Hulu Klang tetap mengharapkan sesuatu yang luar biasa berlaku. Walaupun alat pengesan serba canggih digunakan oleh pasukan penyelamat sudah tidak menerima sebarang tindak balas dari bawah runtuhan sejak kira- kira jam 6 pagi semalam, semua pihak masih menaruh harapan ada mangsa yang terselamat.

  360. Skuad Perancis rakam video HM 18/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR: Anggota Pasukan Keselamatan Awam Perancis bukan sekadar membawa kepakaran menyelamatkan mangsa runtuhan, malah kemahiran merakamkan kerja-kerja itu menerusi kamera video. Hasil usaha ketua jurukamera skuad penyelamat itu, penonton televisyen buat kali pertama dapat menyaksikan dengan lebih dekat bagaimana sukarnya gerakan yang dijalankan di dalam kawasan runtuhan pangsapuri Highland Towers, Hulu Klang.

  361. Penghuni dapat kebenaran polis HM 18/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR: Penghuni Blok 3, pangsapuri Highland Towers di Taman Hillview, Hulu Klang, dibenarkan mengambil barang-barang mereka esok. Pengerusi jawatankuasa penduduk, Dr Benjamin George, berkata pihaknya sudah mendapat persetujuan polis yang membenarkan penghuni mengambil barang-barang mereka jika keadaan disahkan selamat.

  362. Belum putus asa HM 18/12/1993 By Razali Zakaria; Johari Ibrahim; Fadzil Abdul Rashid; Rasid Rahaman; Hamid Karim; Abdul Hanim A Malek
    KUALA LUMPUR: Tepat jam 1.35 petang ini genap seminggu Blok A pangsapuri Highland Towers di Hulu Klang runtuh Sabtu lalu, tetapi pasukan penyelamat belum berputus asa kemungkinan ada antara 49 mangsa yang terperangkap masih hidup. Bersama-sama keluarga mangsa, mereka mengharapkan `keajaiban luar biasa' seperti yang dinyatakan oleh Timbalan Ketua Polis Negara, Tan Sri Abdul Rahim Mohd Noor, akan menjadi kenyataan.

  363. Di balai polis HM 18/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR: Sembilan belas buah kereta, termasuk yang ranap, milik penghuni pangsapuri Highland Towers yang runtuh sudah dikeluarkan sejak semalam.

  364. Syarat lebih ketat HM 18/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR: Bank dan institusi kewangan mungkin mengenakan syarat lebih ketat pada masa depan supaya pembeli pangsapuri di lereng bukit dan bekas tanah lombong membeli insurans malapetaka. Pengerusi Persatuan Bank Malaysia (PBM), Ismail Zakaria, berkata langkah itu perlu bagi mengelakkan pembeli dan pihak bank menanggung kerugian jika berlaku sesuatu malapetaka.

  365. Jabatan Ukur: Blok B masih kukuh HM 18/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR: Blok B pangsapuri Highland Towers, Hulu Klang masih stabil walaupun dikesan condong lima milimeter Rabu lalu. Jurucakap Jabatan Ukur dan Pemetaan Negara berkata tidak ada sebarang kecondongan lanjut pada bangunan itu setakat ini.

  366. Pemilik banglo simpati, korban keselesaan diri HM 18/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR: Sekurang-kurangnya tujuh banglo di Taman Hillview, Hulu Klang dijadikan bilik gerakan oleh pelbagai pihak sepanjang gerakan mencari dan menyelamat mangsa yang terperangkap dalam runtuhan pangsapuri Highland Towers, Sabtu lalu. Difahamkan, semua pemilik banglo terbabit tidak mengenakan bayaran kerana sikap prihatin mereka terhadap usaha-usaha yang perlu dilakukan untuk menyelamatkan mangsa.

  367. Hanya tunggu masa ... HM 18/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR: Hanya menunggu masa ... Bahan letupan dipercayai plastic explosives (PE) siap dipasang untuk meletupkan Blok B pangsapuri Highland Towers di Hulu Klang, oleh Skuadron 91 Jurutera, Kem Batu Kantonmen.

  368. Keputusan di tangan Kerajaan Pusat HM 18/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR: Kerajaan Johor menyerahkan kepada Kerajaan Pusat untuk memutuskan langkah menubuhkan skuad khas penyelamat bagi menghadapi bencana dan malapetaka seperti kejadian pangsapuri Highland Towers yang runtuh. Menteri Besar, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, berkata sebarang keputusan, terutama mengenai bentuk dan skop tugas pasukan cadangan itu, tetap diterima kerajaan negeri.

  369. Ujian pengesanan gagal, tiada tindak balas HM 18/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR: Ujian pengesanan yang dilakukan pada jam 2 petang semalam menghampakan pasukan penyelamat Jepun apabila tiada tindak balas diterima daripada mangsa yang terperangkap di bawah runtuhan pangsapuri Highland Towers di Hulu Klang. Ujian itu juga adalah yang terakhir dilakukan oleh pasukan 24 anggota itu sebelum mengambil keputusan menghentikan usaha mencari mangsa yang mungkin hidup.

  370. Sehari lagi HM 18/12/1993 By Rasid Rahaman; Hamid Karim; Razali Zakaria; Johari Ibrahim; Abdul Hanim Abdul Malek
    KUALA LUMPUR: Gerakan mencari dan menyelamat mangsa runtuhan pangsapuri Highland Towers akan diteruskan sehingga esok walaupun ujian mengesan bunyi yang dilakukan semalam gagal mengesan sebarang tanda mangsa yang masih hidup. Sebaliknya, usaha akan hanya ditumpukan untuk mengeluarkan mayat bermula Isnin ini setelah berakhirnya tempoh biasa lapan hari bagi mangsa yang terperangkap untuk hidup.

  371. Blok B masih stabil HM 18/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR: Kedudukan Blok B pangsapuri Highland Towers, Hulu Klang masih stabil walaupun dikesan condong sebanyak lima sentimeter Rabu lalu. Jurucakap Jabatan Ukur dan Pemetaan Negara berkata tidak ada sebarang kecondongan lanjut pada bangunan itu setakat ini.

  372. Tujuh banglo jadi bilik gerakan HM 18/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR: Sekurang-kurangnya tujuh banglo di Taman Hillview, Hulu Klang dijadikan bilik gerakan oleh pelbagai pihak sepanjang gerakan mencari dan menyelamat mangsa yang terperangkap dalam runtuhan pangsapuri Highland Towers, Sabtu lalu. Difahamkan, semua pemilik banglo terbabit tidak mengenakan bayaran kerana sikap prihatin mereka terhadap usaha-usaha yang perlu dilakukan untuk menyelamatkan mangsa.

  373. Institusi kewangan ketatkan syarat HM 18/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR: Bank dan institusi kewangan mungkin mengenakan syarat lebih ketat pada masa depan supaya pembeli pangsapuri di lereng bukit dan bekas tanah lombong membeli insurans malapetaka. Pengerusi Persatuan Bank Malaysia (PBM), Ismail Zakaria, berkata langkah itu perlu bagi mengelakkan pembeli dan pihak bank menanggung kerugian jika berlaku sesuatu malapetaka.

  374. Penghuni dibenar ambil barang HM 18/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR: Penghuni Blok 2 dan 3, pangsapuri Highland Towers di Taman Hillview, Hulu Klang, dibenarkan mengambil barang-barang mereka esok. Pengerusi jawatankuasa penduduk, Dr Benjamin George, berkata pihaknya sudah mendapat persetujuan polis yang membenarkan penghuni mengambil barang-barang mereka jika keadaan disahkan selamat.

  375. Bank perlu peka HM 18/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR: Desakan agar penghuni Blok A, pangsapuri Highland Towers membuat bayaran balik pinjaman mereka dengan serta-merta, mungkin dilakukan oleh pegawai bawahan bank dan institusi kewangan tanpa pengetahuan pihak atasan mereka. Pengerusi Persatuan Bank-Bank Malaysia, Ismail Zakaria, percaya bank seharusnya memahami keadaan penghuni pangsapuri itu dan memberi tempoh sesuai untuk mereka membayar balik hutang masing-masing setelah dapat mengatur semula hidup.

  376. Residents dub hearing `null and void' MM 18/12/1993
    THE Petaling Jaya Municipal Council's hearing yesterday to air grievances against the Bukit Gasing proposed condominium project was denounced by residents as null and void. This is the second time a hearing was declared in this fashion. The first was last week when residents declared the hearing against a condominium project in Taman Aman null and void.

  377. Concern about effect of blast MM 18/12/1993
    ALTHOUGH residents around Highland Towers are aware that Block B is listing, many think there is no need to destroy it with explosives. They feel the block should be left as it is as the blast will affect surrounding areas.

  378. Two French rescue workers hurt while working at site MM 18/12/1993
    TWO French rescue workers were slightly injured while working at the collapsed Block A of the Highland Towers. One of them had a cut on his thumb while the other injured his left knee.

  379. Tough job all the way MM 18/12/1993
    THE six-day massive search and rescue operation at the collapsed Highland Towers has enriched the skills of the Japanese rescue team because they have never encountered such a difficult operation. They have decided to leave for Tokyo tomorrow night.

  380. Search continues MM 18/12/1993 All reports by Eddie Chua; Jasni Rahim; Efi Hafizah Hamzah; Jeswant Kaur; M. Jeffri Razali; Ahmad Suffian
    RESCUE workers braved the rain this morning to continue their search for victims trapped in the rubble of Block A of the Highland Towers in Ulu Klang. Heavy machinery were used to clear the rubble while rescue workers, comprising firemen, the French team and contractors, pulled down piece by piece of the tumbled building, hoping to find survivors or bodies.

  381. Tearful memory of an old friend MM 18/12/1993
    S.I. Rajah would have tears in his eyes the minute he thinks of classmate Ong Yong who was among those feared trapped under the rubble of Block A of the Highland Towers which collapsed last Saturday. Rajah, 53, a former Senator, and Ong were both Maxwell Boys School students in 1958 and were active in extra-curricular activities.

  382. Ex-plumber shocked to learn of collapse MM 18/12/1993
    A TAXI-DRIVER, who used to be a plumber and had fixed pipes for all apartment units in Block A of Highland Towers, was shocked to learn about its collapse. The cabbie, who only wanted to be known as Toh, 38, said he was hired by a contractor to fix pipes there while it was being built in 1976.

  383. Slicing through concrete slabs MM 18/12/1993
    AFTER seven days of tunnelling through the collapsed Highland Towers block looking for victims, the authorities have decided on a more direct approach. They would now carry on with their initial plans of working through the toppled building from the top that was previously deferred as it could destablise the ruins.

  384. PJ council awaits condo guidelines NST-CITYX 18/12/1993  By Rupa Damodaran
    THE Petaling Jaya Municipal Council (MPPJ) is waiting for guidelines from the State Government before deciding the status of condominiums and other highrise building projects in the township. Councillor Kapt (Rtd) Zahar Hashim said the council had yet to take any action on such projects in Petaling Jaya.

  385. Removing the obstacles NST 18/12/1993  All reports by Vijayan Menon; Tony Emmanuel; Sufi Yusoff; Chan Cheng Tuan; M. Jeffri Razali; Vijesh Rai; Mohsin Taib; Sager Ahmad; Adrian David; Vincent de Paul; Ashraf
    KUALA LUMPUR, Fri. - Rescue teams have pulled out from the collapsed Block A of the Highland Towers apartments to pave the way for heavy machinery to remove concrete slabs, steel beams and other debris in a last-ditch effort to save trapped survivors. Three cranes, three excavators and several bulldozers, which had been kept off limits during the earlier stages of the rescue operation rolled into the cordoned area at 3.10pm.

  386. Listening for life in the bowels of despair NST 18/12/1993
    A FRENCH rescue worker, using acoustic equipment, listens intently for signs of life inside a chamber in the collapsed Highland Towers apartment block in Hulu Klang. This picture was taken off a RTM news telecast this morning.

  387. Developer on rules for safe hillside high rises NST-CITYX 18/12/1993
    HILLSIDE condominium projects should not pose a danger to the surroundings if developers observe proper measures during landscaping. This includes chanelling run off water through a proper drainage system, according to the developers of Gasing Heights - a luxury condominium project located along the Gasing Ridge Green Belt in Petaling Jaya.

  388. Appeal for donation of food, drinks NST 18/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Fri. - The donation of food and drinks by more than 120 firms and members of the public to workers involved in the search and rescue operations at the collapsed Highland Towers apartment block shows the caring nature of Malaysians. They handed over the supplies to the disaster relief centre operated by Hulu Klang State Assemblyman Fuad Hassan.

  389. Hot soup to keep workers warm NST 18/12/1993
    FEDERAL Hotels International (FHI) group will be providing a 24-hour soup and snack station near the site for the rescue workers toiling round-the- clock to try and save survivors trapped in the rubble. FHI public relations manager Peter Chua said in a statement yesterday that the employees from the Federal Hotel and Crown Princess Hotel would man the station at the site in three shifts. He said FHI felt that the hot soup and snacks would help keep the workers keep warm, especially in the wee hours of the morning. FHI chef, Stuart Brown is co-ordinating the operations to provide the food to the workers.

  390. French determined to continue search NST 18/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Fri. - For the French rescue squad, there is still hope that survivors can be rescued from the collapsed Highland Towers apartment block. To them, the normal survival period of eight days was not yet over for those who might still be alive, entombed in the 12-storey building that toppled at 1.35pm last Saturday.

  391. Team regrets not finding survivors NST 18/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Fri. - The Japanese disaster rescue team today apologised for its failure to locate survivors of the Highland Towers apartment block collapse. The 24-member team which had been working non-stop at the site in Hulu Klang since arriving on Sunday had hoped to reach the survivors trapped in the basement of Block A today.

  392. Call for geological checks first NST 18/12/1993
    KOTA KINABALU, Fri. - Geological investigation should be carried out first in any infrastructure development project, it was suggested today. The Geological Science Department of Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Sabah campus here said this was to avoid the tragedy that befell the Highland Towers condominium in Hulu Klang last Saturday.

  393. Carton boxes to store belongings NST 18/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Fri. - Corrugated Carton Products (CCP) has pledged to donate 1,000 carton boxes to residents of the Highland Towers apartments to store their belongings. CCP executive Mohamad Rizal Mohamad Yusof said the first batch of 400 boxes were sent to the area today.

  394. Local firms rallying to help NST 18/12/1993
    CONTRACTORS and construction companies have rallied to offer their services to help the rescue workers. One such company is Ho Hup Construction Sdn Bhd whose men and equipment have been placed at the service of rescue workers. A company spokesman said they had deployed 80 workers who were involved in construction projects at nearby building sites. "Our men are helping out in two shifts round-the-clock. Our three engineers are there to help in the rescue operations," he said. He said the equipment included a crane, two dump trucks and three excavators. "We take orders from the operation centre and our primary task is to clear debris from the fallen building," he added.

  395. Brother makes missing persons report NST 18/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Fri. - The brother of a woman believed to be among the people trapped in the collapsed Highland Towers apartment building has filed a missing persons' report. Vaqhar Mustaq Ahmad, who was accompanied by another sister, Mehrulissa Bano and cousins, Syed Zainal Syed Hamid, and Syed Hassan Syed Hussain, made the report at the Kuala Lumpur Hospital police operations room.

  396. Residents' new addresses needed NST 18/12/1993
    POS Malaysia has urged residents of the Highland Towers apartments to furnish their present addresses so that mail could be redirected to them. Following the collapse of Block A, residents in Blocks B and C have been evacuated and are staying with relatives, friends, and in hotels. Block B has been declared unsafe and it is understood that the stability of Block C will also be affected when the army decides to bring down Block B. Postal clerk Mohd Heir Ahmad, 33, said he and his colleague, postman Mohd Razi Jamaluddin, 43, had been asked to distribute forms to the residents so that they could furnish their present addresses.

  397. Insurers urged to speed up handling of claims NST 18/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Fri. - Insurers were today urged to deal as fast as possible all claims arising from the collapsed Highland Towers apartment block. The Persatuan Insuran Am Malaysia (PIAM) said in a Press statement that it had requested its members to inform the association if they had any insurance interest.

  398. Singaporeans to stay on until mission completed NST 18/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Fri. - The Disaster Assistance and Rescue Team (Dart) of the Singapore Civil Defence Corps will stay on for the search and rescue mission at the collapsed Highland Towers apartment block, its commander N. Suhas said today. His men would remain in Malaysia as long as they were needed to help locate any survivor, he added.

  399. Block C folk to retrieve valuables NST 18/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Fri. - The co-ordinating committee of the Highland Towers tragedy today decided to allow residents of Block C to retrieve their belongings and conduct prayers at the site when search and rescue work is halted from 9am to 5pm on Sunday. The residents will be allowed into the building in pairs and can only collect their belongings and valuables.

  400. New rules to monitor projects on hill slopes NST 18/12/1993
    PENANG, Fri. - The State Government will draw up provisions, if necessary, to regulate development projects on hill slopes and also those involving high-rise buildings. Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Dr Ibrahim Saad said yesterday this was to prevent a recurrence of incidents like the collapse of the apartment block of the Highland Towers in Hulu Klang, Selangor.

 

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