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December 1993
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  1. Sarawak mahu tubuh pasukan penyelamat BM 19/12/1993
    MIRI: Sarawak turut berminat menubuhkan pasukan penyelamat khas bagi menghadapi bencana seperti kejadian pangsapuri Highland Towers, Hulu Klang. Menteri Kewangan dan Kemudahan Awam Negeri, Datuk Dr George Chan, berkata penubuhan badan bertindak seperti ini perlu bagi menghadapi sebarang kemungkinan.

  2. Bangunan tinggi: DBKL letak syarat BM 19/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR: Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL) hanya membenarkan pembinaan pangsapuri mewah di ibu kota jika projek itu menepati spesifikasi ditetapkan serta tidak membahayakan penghuni. Datuk Bandar, Datuk Dr Mazlan Ahmad, berkata setakat ini DBKL membekukan permohonan membina bangunan tinggi tetapi ini tidak bermakna projek itu ditegah. Projek yang diluluskan sebelum ini boleh diteruskan.

  3. Siswa derma darah 19/12/1993 BM
    KUALA LUMPUR: Sebanyak 38 mahasiswa Kolej Kediaman Kinabalu dan Fakulti Perubatan dan Pergigian, Universiti Malaya (UM) menderma darah di Hospital Universiti, semalam.

  4. Di antara bank, insurans dan rumah runtuh BM 19/12/1993
    PENGERUSI Persatuan Bank-Bank Malaysia, Ismail Zakaria kelmarin meminta pihak bank dan institusi kewangan supaya tidak mendesak pemilik kondominium Highland Towers yang tumbang, membayar hutang rumah mereka sepenuhnya atau dengan serta-merta. Kita percaya permintaannya itu adalah sebagai jalan tengah atau kompromi bagi meringankan masalah pangsapuri itu akibat bencana di luar dugaan. Kita percaya penghuni pangsapuri itu juga tentunya sedar bahawa mereka terikat kepada syarat undang-undang kontrak ketika menandatangani perjanjian membeli unit pangsapuri berkenaan serta pembiayaan kewangan daripada institusi kewangan.

  5. 30 minit untuk ambil barang  BM 19/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR: Penghuni pangsapuri Blok 3 Highland Towers, Taman Hillview di Hulu Klang diberi masa 30 minit untuk mengambil barang keperluan mereka di blok itu, hari ini. Dalam satu kenyataan, ahli Jawatankuasa Penduduk Highland Towers, Daniel Chian, berkata mereka perlu mendaftar terlebih dahulu di Pusat Pemindahan di No 17, Taman Hillview, mulai jam 7 pagi untuk mendapat pas.

  6. Penyelamat pengsan BM 19/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR: Seorang anggota pasukan penyelamat tidak sedarkan diri kerana terkejut melihat mayat yang hampir reput ketika kerja mengorek dalam runtuhan pangsapuri Highland Towers, semalam.

  7. Pelan pembinaan diteliti BM 19/12/1993
    KAJANG: Kerajaan Selangor memutuskan setiap permohonan yang membabitkan pembinaan bangunan tinggi di kawasan tinggi perlu diberi pertimbangan teliti bagi mengelak berlaku perkara yang tidak diingini. Ahli Exco Selangor, Datuk Dr Zainal Abidin Ahmad, berkata setiap pelan yang membabitkan pembinaan bangunan tinggi perlu diteliti pakar kaji bumi, ahli geologi, arkitek dan Jabatan Alam Sekitar (JAS).

  8. Tiada mangsa di tangga BM 19/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR: Pasukan penyelamat tidak menjumpai sebarang mangsa di bahagian tangga dan lif pangsapuri Highland Towers, meskipun teori sebelum ini menyatakan mangsa dipercayai berada di situ ketika menyelamatkan diri. Timbalan Ketua Polis Negara, Tan Sri Abdul Rahim Mohamad Noor, berkata dalam gerakan menggunakan jentera berat semalam, pasukan penyelamat menjumpai bahagian tangga dan lif yang hancur tetapi tidak menemui mangsa atau mayat.

  9. 6 mayat dikeluarkan BM 19/12/1993  All reports by M Thilinadan; Khalid Amin; Lichong Angkui; Kamal Ahmad; Zabidi Adil Salleh; Wan Jailani Razak; Zairee Zahir; Izman Ismail; Ebi Azly Abdullah; Hizral Tazzif Hisham; Nurul Adlina Kamaludin; Wan Nurmawati Abdul; Shahnun Hanif; Salina Abdullah
    KUALA LUMPUR: Pasukan penyelamat menemui enam mayat termasuk mayat seorang kanak-kanak dalam timbunan runtuhan pangsapuri Highland Towers malam tadi selepas meneruskan gerakan menggunakan jentera berat petang semalam. Bagaimanapun, sehingga awal pagi ini hanya empat mayat dibawa keluar dan dihantar ke Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL).

  10. Pakar sukar kenal pasti identiti mayat  BM 19/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR: Pakar Forensik Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL) sukar mengenal pasti mayat yang ditemui dalam runtuhan pangsapuri Highland Towers Hulu Klang kerana hanya menerima cebisan mayat dan serpihan tulang untuk dibedah siasat. Tambahan pula, Ketua Jabatan Patologi HKL, Dr Mohd Zaini Abdul Rahman, berkata sebahagian cebisan mayat dan daging sudah reput.

  11. Pasukan Jepun derma peralatan BM 19/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR: Pasukan Penyelamat Malapetaka Jepun menderma beberapa peralatan yang digunakan ketika operasi mengesan dan menyelamat mangsa runtuhan pangsapuri Highland Towers, bernilai RM310,000 kepada Malaysia. Ketua Pasukan Jepun, Kiyoh Shidara, menyerahkan peralatan termasuk beberapa enjin, silinder, air cutter, fibre optic scope dan acoustic ground detector, kepada Timbalan Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, petang semalam.

  12. Malaysia boleh pelajari strategi Jepun BM 19/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia boleh mempelajari daripada Jepun bagaimana untuk membentuk satu pasukan khas bagi menghadapi sesuatu bencana kecemasan, kata Timbalan Menteri Dalam Negeri, Datuk Megat Junid Megat Ayob. Menurutnya, pasukan penyelamat Jepun yang ditugaskan ketika ini untuk mencari mangsa kondominium Highland Towers runtuh itu diang gotai oleh beberapa pakar dalam pelbagai bidang.

  13. Pakaian seragam untuk penyelamat  BM 19/12/1993
    PETALING JAYA: Kementerian Perpaduan Negara dan Pembangunan Masyarakat bercadang mengadakan pakaian seragam khas untuk pasukan petugasnya yang berkhidmat dalam kejadian bencana alam di negara ini. Timbalan menterinya, Datuk Alex Lee, berkata tujuan utama pasukan petugas kementerian menggunakan pakaian seragam khas ialah bagi memudahkan orang ramai mengenali mereka.

  14. Latar belakang penyelamat BM 19/12/1993
    LATAR belakang pasukan penyelamat asing yang terbabit dalam gerakan mencari dan menyelamat runtuhan pangsapuri Highland Towers, Taman Hillview di Hulu Klang. PERANCIS: Lima puluh lima anggota Pasukan Keselamatan Awam Perancis yang dikenali sebagai Detachement dIntervention Catastrophe Aeromobile (DICA) diketuai oleh Mejar Serge Garrigues, bersama empat anjing pengesan tiba ke tempat kejadian dalam dua kumpulan berasingan.

  15. Rescuers dig to reach basement SUM 19/12/1993
    OPERATORS of heavy machinery have pulled down and carted away tonnes of debris which stood over the basement of the collapsed Block A of the Highland Towers apartment building, bringing rescuers closer to their objective of confirming if there are still survivors in the underground chamber. Cranes including a 200-tonne heavy lift crane, several excavators, and bulldozers as well as a fleet of lorries, swung into action about 4pm on Friday after all efforts by the multinational rescue team to tunnel their way to the basement failed.

  16. City Hall to check hill-slope projects SUM 19/12/1993 By Yushaimi Yahaya
    CITY HALL will submit its reports on the conditions of defective and risky highrise projects in Kuala Lumpur to the Cabinet Committee which has been entrusted with the task of ensuring that all high-rise projects meet the required safety standards. Datuk Bandar Datuk Dr Mazlan Ahmad said he was waiting for reports from City Hall building surveyors and engineers.

  17. The missing quality in building trades SUM 19/12/1993 By Joachim Ng; Rahmah Daud; Anita Gabriel
    URGENT corrective actions must be taken to stop the erosion of quality in the education, training and attitudes of building industry personnel. The Highland Towers disaster in Ulu Klang, Kuala Lumpur, should prompt governmental authorities and professional bodies to insist on a greater commitment by all industry personnel to the concept of total quality.

  18. Gift of equipment for Malaysia NSUNT 19/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Sat. - The Japanese disaster relief team that was involved in the search and rescue work at the collapsed Block A of Highland Towers apartment building today donated their sophisticated equipment to Malaysia (picture in Page 3). Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim received the equipment on behalf of the Government during a brief ceremony at the rescue operations centre at the site at 4pm.

  19. More bodies found NSUNT 19/12/1993  All stories on "The Highland Towers disaster" by Vijayan Menon; Tony Emmanuel; Sufi Yusoff; M. Jeffri Razali; Vijish Rai; Mohsin Taib; Adrian David; M.A. Kadir; S. Kumaraguru
    KUALA LUMPUR, Sat. - Rescue workers tonight recovered six bodies near the basement of the collapsed Block A of the Highland Towers - seven days after the tragedy. The highly decomposed bodies, including that of two women, were found in the stairwell between 6.45pm and midnight by rescue workers.

  20. Clearing the rubble to locate survivors NSUNT 19/12/1993
    A mammoth task ... the ceilings of the collapsed Block A Highland Towers apartments are exposed, some with even their ceiling fans and lighting intact, after heavy machinery was brought in to clear floors one to five which had crushed into a mountain of rubble.

  21. MISC sends two containers NSUNT 19/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Sat. - Two large refrigerated containers arrived at the Kuala Lumpur Hospital mortuary to store the bodies recovered from the site of the Highland Towers apartment collapse. The containers belonging to Malaysian International Shipping Corporation (MISC) are used to store frozen food and vegetables for export.

  22. Residents praise rescuers for their efforts NSUNT 19/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Sat. - Highland Towers residents today expressed appreciation and gratitude to local and foreign rescuers for their painstaking and gruelling efforts in trying to locate survivors in the collapsed block. The chairman of the Highland Towers residents' committee, Dr Benjamin George, said the rescuers had done a superb job despite the obstacles and the risks to their lives.

  23. Army ready to bring down Block B NSUNT 19/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Sat. - The army has placed explosives at the rear of Block B of Highland Towers in preparation to blow away its foundation and make it topple towards the hill slope. Army demolition experts have placed about 900kg of plastic explosives and detonator cords on the ground and first floors of the 12-storey block.

  24. Japanese disaster relief team faced most difficult situation NSUNT 19/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Sat. - When the Japanese disaster relief team leaves Kuala Lumpur by the Japan Airlines flight at 11.30pm tomorrow, its members will probably leave with a heavy heart. Leader of the 24-strong team, Kiyoshi Shidara said the main mission of every search and rescue team was to save lives.

  25. Junid: We can learn from Japan NSUNT 19/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Sat. - Malaysia can learn from the Japanese on how to set up special disaster squads to handle emergencies, Deputy Home Minister Datuk Megat Junid Megat Ayob said today. He said the Japanese disaster relief team involved in the search for survivors of the Highland Towers building collapse was made up of experts.

  26. Indian national swears to take no more risk NSUNT 19/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Sat. - A resident of the Highland Towers apartment building today said he would never want to return to his apartment even if it was declared safe by the authorities. An Indian national, Fahim Ahmed, 34, said he did not want to live again in a high-rise building, and would definitely not want to go back to his apartment in Block C.

  27. Ting: Suspension a sacrifice by condo developers NSUNT 19/12/1993  By Alex Choong
    KUALA LUMPUR, Sat. - It is a sacrifice on the part of condominium developers to temporarily suspend their projects, particularly those on hillslopes although approval had been given. Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Dr Ting Chew Peh said this was necessary to ensure that safety was not being compromised.

  28. Dangers of haphazard highland projects NSUNT 19/12/1993  By Pang Hin Yue
    INDISCRIMINATE and uncontrolled development on hilly terrain has led to an increased incidence of landslides, floods and pollution of our waterways. The higher and steeper a hill, the greater the potential for soil erosion and the risk of disaster like the one at Highland Towers last weekend if remedial measures are not taken. Soil conservationist Associate Professor Dr Mokhtaruddin Abdul Manan of Universiti Pertanian Malaysia says that ideally, to prevent massive siltation, there should not be any development on hill slopes of more than 20 degrees.

  29. Did they know it was Christmas? NSUNT 19/12/1993  By S. Jayasankaran
    THE young woman stood a little apart from the crowd wrapped in a cocoon of grief so great that it rebuked approach, lest something fragile might shatter. A contagion seemed to be spreading for a great many things already lay broken. The giant fist that had smacked the Highland Towers apartment block into a heap of rubble had shattered homes, dreams and lives. Did they know it was Christmas?

  30. The danger of greed and folly NSUNT 19/12/1993  By A. Kadir Jasin
    ONLY a miracle can now save the survivors trapped in the rubble of the collapsed Highland Towers apartment block in Hulu Klang, Selangor. Eight days have passed since the 12-storey building was swept off its foundation by an erosion-induced landslide and collapsed face down, trapping or killing more than 50 occupants.

  31. Waris diminta bawa dokumen perubatan BH 20/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Ahad - Waris mangsa runtuhan pangsapuri Highland Towers diminta membawa dokumen perubatan dan pergigian yang lengkap bagi memudahkan usaha mengenal pasti mayat mangsa yang dibawa ke Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL). Timbalan Pengarah Perubatan HKL, Dr Omar Said Amad, berkata mayat yang tiba di hospital itu sukar dikenal pasti kerana tidak ada maklumat lengkap atau dokumen yang boleh dijadikan rujukan.

  32. Cebisan daging perlu dikapan BH 20/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Ahad - Pengkebumian mayat mangsa tragedi pangsapuri Highland Towers yang gagal dikenal pasti agama mereka, boleh diuruskan mengikut cara Islam dan bukan Islam, kata Mufti Selangor, Datuk Ishak Baharom. Bagaimanapun, katanya, pihak berkuasa hendaklah memeriksa dengan teliti sama ada mayat itu orang Islam atau bukan, sebelum melaksanakan sebarang upacara keagamaan dan pengkebumian.

  33. Kebenaran masuk Blok B dibatal BH 20/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Ahad - Kebenaran untuk penghuni Blok B kondominium Highland Towers mengambil barang kepunyaan mereka esok dibatalkan oleh pihak berkuasa. Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Penghuni kondominium itu, Dr Benjamin George, berkata perjumpaan penghuni Blok B, yang dijadual di pusat bantuan berdekatan tempat kejadian petang ini, turut dibatalkan.

  34. Polis minta cam barang BH 20/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Ahad - Barang-barang yang dijumpai di tapak Blok A kondominium Highland Towers, Ulu Klang, yang runtuh Sabtu lalu, kini ditempatkan di Balai Polis Taman Melawati.

  35. Dinding empat tingkat Blok A runtuh BH 20/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Ahad - Dinding tingkat 8, 9, 10 dan 11 bangunan Blok 1 pangsapuri Highland Towers runtuh ketika jentera berat mengeluarkan timbunan runtuhan bangunan itu kira-kira jam 2.45 petang ini. Runtuhan itu menyebabkan bunyi seperti letupan kuat. Ia menggemparkan lebih 500 orang yang berada di sekitar tapak kejadian. Bagaimanapun tidak ada kecederaan dilaporkan.

  36. Keputusan pakar secara muafakat, tepat: Anwar BH 20/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Ahad - Timbalan Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, menyifatkan semua langkah menyelamatkan mangsa runtuhan pangsapuri Highland Towers di Taman Hillview, Hulu Klang, tepat berdasarkan pandangan semua pihak termasuk pakar tempatan dan luar negara. Sehubungan dengan itu, beliau menolak dakwaan pihak tertentu kononnya kerja mencari dan menyelamat terlalu lambat sehingga mengambil masa yang lama sebelum mangsa dijumpai.

  37. Projek: Utamakan keselamatan BH 20/12/1993
    KLANG, Ahad - Majlis perbandaran dan majlis daerah di negeri ini diingatkan tidak terlalu ghairah meluluskan segala perancangan yang membabitkan projek pembangunan sehingga melupakan ciri-ciri keselamatan serta kesesuaian lokasi pembinaan. Timbalan Menteri Besar, Datuk Abu Sujak Mahmud, berkata pihak berkuasa tempatan itu harus mengikut lunas serta peraturan sebelum meluluskan sesuatu projek perancangan pembinaan bangunan supaya tragedi pangsapuri Highland Towers, Ulu Klang, tidak berulang.

  38. Lalai punca bencana buatan manusia BH 20/12/1993 By Kunta Kinte
    PERBINCANGAN kita minggu ini tidak lengkap kalau Kunta Kinte tidak sentuh tragedi kondominium runtuh di Hulu Klang sepuluh hari lalu. Banyak sudah kita dengar, lihat dan baca mengenai peristiwa malang itu di media massa. Banyak pendapat dan pandangan dikemukan oleh pelbagai pihak mengenainya.

  39. Menangani tragedi keutamaan nasional BH 20/12/1993
    SETELAH masuk hari kesembilan tragedi pangsapuri Highland Towers, Taman Hillview, Hulu Klang, runtuh, satu demi satu mayat mangsa ditemui dan dikeluarkan daripada runtuhan batu dan konkrit yang amat dahsyat itu. Penemuan mangsa ini berikutan kaedah secara agresif dijalankan dalam usaha tidak putus asa untuk mencari dan menyelamat mangsa dipercayai sebanyak 49 dan 54 orang yang terperangkap dalam runtuhan bangunan itu. Meskipun begitu, sebahagian mangsa memang tidak dapat diselamatkan akibat dihempap bahan binaan yang berat dan berkecai itu. Kita terpaksa menerima hakikat, apa yang berlaku adalah takdir. Sebagai manusia, kita hanya berusaha dan tidak putus asa mencari jalan menyelamatkan mangsa hingga ke saat akhir. Walaupun tindakan menggunakan jentera berat ini dianggap berkesan, pasukan penyelamat dan pakar yang berpengalaman dalam gerakan seperti ini dan dianggap terbaik di dunia dalam gerakan menyelamat, beranggapan risikonya amat besar.

  40. Keluarga pertama tuntut mayat BH 20/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Ahad - Waris keluarga Fatimah, 67, dan kakaknya, Mariam Abdul Majid, 75, yang menjadi mangsa tragedi pangsapuri runtuh Highland Towers menjadi keluarga pertama dibenarkan menuntut mayat mereka oleh Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL) hari ini. Anak kedua Fatimah, Naziah Hamzah, berkata HKL sudah memberi kebenaran kepada mereka untuk membawa balik mayat kedua-dua beradik itu beserta mayat anak lelaki Mariam, Nik Mohd Baharuddin Wan Mahmud, 41, dan anak saudaranya, Amirah Mohd Nor, 15 yang turut terkorban dalam tragedi itu.

  41. Syor kelulusan CF ambil kira geologi BH 20/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Ahad - Seorang ahli geologi mencadangkan kelulusan Sijil Kelayakan (CF) dan Kajian Kesan Alam Sekitar (EIA) bagi projek-projek hanya diberi selepas mengambil kira faktor geologi. Pada masa ini, tiada kajian geologi diperlukan walaupun keadaan cuaca di negara tropika seperti Malaysia boleh menyebabkan asas bangunan menjadi kurang stabil selepas sesuatu tempoh, kata Prof Madya Mohd Ali Hassan, dari Jabatan Geologi Universiti Malaya.

  42. Operasi menyelamat diteruskan BH 20/12/1993
    TELUK INTAN, Ahad - Jawatankuasa Khas Kabinet mengenai pangsapuri Highland Towers yang runtuh di Hulu Klang mengambil keputusan meneruskan operasi menyelamat mangsa yang masih hidup sehingga pagi esok. Menteri Perumahan dan Kerajaan Tempatan, Datuk Dr Ting Chew Peh, berkata walaupun pasukan penyelamat bersetuju membatalkan operasi semalam, kerajaan mahu ia diteruskan dua hari lagi.

  43. Perancis ikrar terus bantu BH 20/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Ahad - Atas prinsip kemanusiaan dan membantu negara sahabat, Perancis tidak teragak-agak menghantar pasukan penyelamatnya membantu gerakan mencari dan menyelamat mangsa tragedi pangsapuri Highland Towers yang runtuh 11 Disember lalu. Pasukan Keselamatan Awam Perancis (DICA) diketuai oleh Mejar Serge Garrigues, datang bersama 55 anggota dan lima ekor anjing pengesan.

  44. 32 mayat ditemui BH 20/12/1993 All reports by Izman Ismail; Wan Jailani Razak; Nadzim Ahmad Jamaluddin; Zabidi Adil Salleh; Zairee Zahir; Karim Mustapha; Hizral Tazif; Nurul Adlina Kamaruddin; Wan Nurmawati Abdul Rani; Salina Abdullah
    KUALA LUMPUR, Ahad - Sebanyak 25 mayat termasuk seorang yang memeluk sebuah al-Quran, ditemui dalam runtuhan pangsapuri 12 tingkat, Highland Towers, sejak awal pagi ini, menjadikan jumlah mangsa yang terbunuh dalam kejadian sepuluh hari lalu itu, 32 orang setakat ini. Turut ditemui hari ini ialah mayat seorang wanita yang memakai sari dan sedang memeluk seorang kanak-kanak, dipercayai anaknya. Kedua-duanya ditemui kira-kira jam 4.05 pagi ini.

  45. Penderma beri barang luput tarikh 20/12/1993 BH
    KUALA LUMPUR, Ahad - Sesetengah penderma mengambil kesempatan menggunakan pusat makanan dan bantuan tragedi Highland Towers di Ulu Klang, yang dibuka untuk menerima sebarang bantuan, sebagai tempat buangan air galian yang sudah melepasi tarikh habis tempohnya. Pagi tadi, seorang kakitangan Jabatan Kebajikan Masyarakat Selangor, jabatan yang bertanggungjawab mengendalikan pusat itu dengan kerjasama pejabat Anggota Dewan Undangan Negeri Ulu Klang, mendapati antara sumbangan yang diterima oleh pusat itu ialah air galian import yang sudah tamat tarikh habis tempohnya.

  46. `Consider geological factor in building projects' BT 20/12/1993
    A GEOLOGIST suggested yesterday that the geological factor be taken into account before the Certificate of Fitness and approval for the Environment Impact Assessment is given for building projects. Prof. Madya Mohamed Ali Hassan of the Department of Geology, University of Malaya, said the geological factor is not taken into account now though the climate in tropical countries like Malaysia can destabilise the foundations of buildings after some time.

  47. Why `aggressive' rescue was not ordered earlier BT 20/12/1993 By Zarina Tahir; Lokman Mansor
    THE decision to "go aggressive" only on the seventh day of search and rescue operations at the Highland Towers condominium collapse tragedy was based on the advice of foreign and local rescue experts, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said yesterday. Even the best rescue experts in the world would have suggested the same modus operandi, from working at a slow pace to prise any possible survivors out of the rubble to removing the debris as the last resort, he stressed.

  48. Tak mampu! HM 20/12/1993
    SELEPAS enam hari menyaksikan liputan langsung mengenai Highland Towers di TV, baik melalui RTM mahu pun TV3, kesimpulan yang dapat dibuat ialah, apa juga kelebihan yang ada, pengalaman juga yang utama. Oda tahu memang bukan senang buat liputan TV untuk tragedi seperti Highland Towers itu yang belum pernah berlaku di negara kita sebelum ini. Oda juga sedia maklum akan peperangan dalam diri masing-masing yang bertugas di situ. Dengan penat, letih, mengantuk dan ada kalanya rimas menunggu berhari-hari akan sesuatu yang tidak pasti; tetapi kerana tugas terpaksa juga bertahan.

  49. Papar gaya penyelamat profesional HM 20/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR: Walaupun tidak mempunyai pengalaman dan peralatan mencari dan menyelamat yang canggih, semua anggota pasukan tempatan yang terbabit dalam gerakan di kawasan runtuhan pangsapuri Highland Towers berupaya mempamerkan kesungguhan seperti anggota profesional. Penasihat Perhubungan Kabinet, Kementerian Dalam Negeri Perancis, Kapten Jean-Fred Crouzillard, berkata dalam beberapa pergerakan mencari dan menyelamat, anggota bomba, Jabatan Pertahanan Awam, polis, tentera dan Skuad Penyelamat Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL) berjaya bertindak lebih cekap.

  50. Bukti kasih ibu HM 20/12/1993 By Razali Zakaria; Hamid Karim; Johari Ibrahim; Zamri Mahmud; Fadzil Abdul Rashid; Hartati Hassan Basri
    KUALA LUMPUR: Kasih ibu tiada batasannya walaupun pada saat-saat genting. Itulah yang jelas tergambar daripada dua pasang mayat mangsa runtuhan pangsapuri Highland Towers, Hulu Klang yang ditemui dalam keadaan berpelukan.

  51. Medan tukar ilmu HM 20/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR: Kehadiran pasukan mencari dan menyelamat (SAR) dari Perancis, Jepun dan Singpura bukan sahaja mewujudkan semangat muafakat di kalangan petugas, tetapi juga menjadi medan pertukaran pengalaman dan teknologi. Peluang untuk menimba pengetahuan dan pengalaman daripada pasukan SAR asing itu bukan mudah untuk diperolehi lagi pada masa akan datang dan mesti dimanfaatkan dengan baik.

  52. Petugas selamat HM 20/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR: Pasukan penyelamat yang sedang mencari mangsa yang terperangkap di bawah runtuhan pangsapuri Highland Towers, Hulu Klang, terselamat daripada ditimpa runtuhan konkrit apabila beberapa tingkat blok itu, runtuh petang semalam. Tingkat 8, 9, 10 dan 11 bangunan blok A itu tiba-tiba runtuh pada jam 2.43 petang.

  53. Tempat longgok? HM 20/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR: Mengambil kesempatan untuk melonggokkan bahan minuman yang luput tarikh. Beratus-ratus botol air galian yang sudah melepasi tarikh penggunaannya adalah antara sumbangan makanan dan minuman yang diterima oleh pusat makanan di tapak runtuhan pangsapuri Highland Towers di Hulu Klang.

  54. Solat sebelum maut HM 20/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR: Solat Zohor dipercayai menjadi bekalan terakhir seorang pembantu rumah sebelum terbunuh dalam runtuhan pangsapuri Highland Towers, Hulu Klang, 11 Disember lalu. Mayat Majnawiyah Masnawi, 25, seorang rakyat Indonesia, ditemui berhampiran tangga tingkat satu blok A yang runtuh itu kira-kira jam 2.30 pagi.

  55. Perbualan terakhir HM 20/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR: Percakapan melalui telefon pada pagi 11 Disember lalu adalah perhubungan terakhir Naziah Hamzah, 44, dengan ibunya, Fatimah Majid, 67, yang terkorban dalam tragedi pangsapuri Highland Towers runtuh di Hulu Klang.

  56. Waspada lulus projek HM 20/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR: Pihak berkuasa tempatan dinasihatkan lebih berhati-hati dalam meluluskan projek pembinaan bangunan tinggi di lereng bukit bagi memastikan kejadian pangsapuri Highland Towers yang runtuh tidak berulang. Malah, pihak berkenaan perlu meminta pandangan pakar terlebih dahulu kerana lereng bukit atau gunung memerlukan kajian dan penelitian mendalam sebelum sesuatu bangunan tinggi dibina.

  57. Cara Islam HM 20/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR: Semua mayat yang ditemui di bawah runtuhan Blok A pangsapuri Highland Towers boleh dikumpul dan disembahyangkan mengikut Islam jika pengenalan agama mangsa terbabit tidak dapat dikenal pasti.

  58. 100 orang diberi masuk HM 20/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR: Dengan membawa beg kosong, kira-kira 100 penghuni blok C pangsapuri Highland Towers di Hulu Klang, memasuki rumah masing-masing semalam untuk mengambil barang-barang berharga mereka.

  59. Gruesome find MM 20/12/1993 By Jasni Rahim; Ahmad Suffian
    MOST of the 29 highly-decomposed bodies retrieved from among the rubble of the ill-fated Block A of Highland Towers which collapsed on Dec 11, were found at the staircase area. Rescuers found 16 corpses between the fourth and fifth floors, two between the third and fourth floors, one on the third floor, one on the second floor and one more on the first floor between 7pm last Saturday and 1.50pm last Sunday.

  60. Japanese team left for Tokyo MM 20/12/1993
    THE 24 Japanese search and rescue team members left Kuala Lumpur International Airport at 11.15 last night after a sevenday stay in Malaysia in their bid to help rescue survivors at the collapsed Highland Towers. They spent five minutes at Counter 7 before checking in at Gate One of Terminal One after their arrival at the airport at 10.16pm.

  61. Site study to ensure safety of project MM 20/12/1993
    THE developer for Menara Mutiara, Shah Alam Properties is conducting an independent geo-technical study of the site to ensure the project is structurally stable and safe. A company spokesman said site supervisors are on standby to closely monitor the situation.

  62. A grim task for family members MM 20/12/1993  All stories by Jasni Rahim; P. Selvarani; Nurazah Ismail; V. Vasudevan
    IT was a sad thing for Naziah Hamzah who only had a set of false teeth and a pair of gold bangles to identify her mothers remains yesterday. Her mother, Fatimah Abdul Majid, 66, was among those who died in the Highland Towers condominium collapse on Dec 11.

  63. Anguished wait for relatives at mortuary MM 20/12/1993
    DESPITE a two-hour downpour yesterday afternoon, the Kuala Lumpur Hospital mortuary was never short of a big crowd. Since early in the morning, when the first news of bodies recovered from the collapsed Highland Towers was announced, anguished relatives and friends of the victims thronged the place.

  64. Where to claim goods MM 20/12/1993
    RELATIVES and residents of the collapsed Block A of Highland Towers can claim some of their goods salvaged by rescue workers from the rubble.

  65. Owners can defer repayments MM 20/12/1993
    STANDARD Chartered Bank has agreed to defer repayments for the purchase of the Highland Towers apartments occupied by its clients.

  66. Narrow escape for rescuers MM 20/12/1993
    A TEAM of rescue workers had a close brush with death when several floors of the collapsed Highland Towers condominium crashed yesterday afternoon. The incident occurred about 2.55pm when excavation works by heavy machinery caused the eighth, ninth, 10th and 11th floors of Block A to cave in.

  67. Prayers for victims MM 20/12/1993
    EVEN as relatives of the victims of the Highland Towers tragedy were milling around the Kuala Lumpur Hospital, prayers were still being offered for the victims at the site. The congregation from the Surau Al-Muhajirim in Taman Sri Ukay, a stones throw away from Taman HillView, offered prayers for the victims after the Isyak prayers last night.

  68. Items that provide clues to identity NST 20/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Sun. - False teeth, a Bank Simpanan Nasional savings book and an identity card helped two related families to identify three of their loved ones who died in the Highland Towers apartment building collapse. The three victims are Fatimah Abdul Majid, 66, her sister Mariam, 75, and Fatimah's nephew, Nik Mohamed Baharuddin Wan Mahmud, 41.

  69. Campaigning for better flat maintenance NST-CITYX 20/12/1993 By Ridzuan Rafflis
    RESIDENTS of the Section 19 flats in Shah Alam are launching a new campaign for better maintenance and inspection of their homes following the collapse of a block of the Highland Towers apartments. Pioneer resident P. Rajandran said hairline cracks have appeared in several units of the five-storey walk-up flats.

  70. Builders act to reassure condo buyers NST-CITYX 20/12/1993
    SOME developers of upcoming high rise condominiums and apartments have begun advertising that their projects are being built on flat land in a bid to reassure buyers of the projects' safety. By stating that the projects are being built on flat land, these developers also hope to stabilise the price of high rise condominiums and apartments.

  71. Anxiety turns to grief NST 20/12/1993 All reports on "The Highland Towers disaster" by Vijayan Menon; Tony Emmanuel; Sharifah Fatimah; Sufi Yusoff; M. Jeffri Razali; Vijesh Rai; Adrian David; Ahmad Suffian; Mohsin Taib; S. Kumaraguru (
    KUALA LUMPUR, Sun. - It was heart-rending, the sight of the living awaiting the dead. Despair alternated with hope as relatives tried to identify the bodies recovered from the site of the Highland Tower building collapse.

  72. Items that provide clues to identity NST 20/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Sun. - False teeth, a Bank Simpanan Nasional savings book and an identity card helped two related families to identify three of their loved ones who died in the Highland Towers apartment building collapse. The three victims are Fatimah Abdul Majid, 66, her sister Mariam, 75, and Fatimah's nephew, Nik Mohamed Baharuddin Wan Mahmud, 41.

  73. No bulky items to be taken out NST 20/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Sun. - The residents of Block C were today allowed to enter their apartments to retrieve their belongings. They arrived as early as 6.30am to register themselves with the co- ordinating committee before being allowed into their houses.

  74. Sex of 11 of the 26 bodies identified NST 20/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Sun. - The Kuala Lumpur Hospital forensic department has been able to identify the sex of only 11 of the 26 bodies sent to the mortuary from the Highland Towers building collapse site since last night. Up to 4pm today, nine are women, two men and the sex of the remaining body, that of a child, could not be immediately ascertained.

  75. Syed Hamid: A law has to be formulated NST 20/12/1993
    PORT DICKSON, Sun. - A law has to be formulated before a special search- and-rescue unit to tackle disasters and tragedies is formed. Law Minister Datuk Syed Hamid Albar said the law would determine the scope of duty of the proposed squad.

  76. Freeze on new high-rise projects NST 20/12/1993
    KOTA KINABALU, Sun. - All applications for the construction of new high- rise buildings in Sabah have been frozen pending the formulation of guidelines on the safety requirements of such structures. All on-going projects would also be subjected to a review of their safety standard.

  77. Block B occupants won't be allowed in NST 20/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Sun. - Residents of the Highland Towers Block B apartments will not be allowed into the building tomorrow to collect their belongings as it is considered unsafe. Police director of internal security and public order Datuk Ghazali Yaacob said the decision was reached after consulting structural engineers.

  78. Police fear more trapped than initially reported NST 20/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Sun. - Police fear that there could be more people trapped in the collapsed Highland Towers apartment block than what was initially reported. Following the building collapse on Dec 11, the list of unaccounted persons comprising residents and visitors stood at 53.

  79. It's all in the line of duty for French rescuers NST 20/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Sun. - The prospect of spending Christmas away from loved ones in a land thousands of miles from home doesn't seem to bother the French Civil Securite rescue squad working at the Highland Towers building collapse in Hulu Klang. The 55-member team flew into Malaysia in two batches from last Sunday to join forces with the Japanese and Singapore teams to locate and save survivors.

  80. Don: Geological factor crucial NST 20/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Sun. - A geologist today suggested that the geological factor be taken into account before the Certificate of Fitness (CF) and approval for the Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) is given for building projects. Prof Madya Mohamed Ali Hassan of the Department of Geology, University of Malaya, said the geological factor was not taken into account now although the climate in tropical countries like Malaysia could destabilise the foundations of buildings after some time.

  81. Volunteer saddened by inability to do more for victims NST 20/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Sun. - "If only I could do more," these were the words of Shah Nawaz Abdul Rahman, a Malaysian Red Crescent Society (MRCS) member involved in the search and rescue operation at the Highland Towers building collapse. Unlike 15 months ago when Shah Nawaz caught media attention for freeing a victim trapped inside a collapsed apartment block in Cheras, this time around he was unlucky.

  82. Special panel extends search for survivors NST 20/12/1993
    TELUK INTAN, Sun. - The Special Cabinet Committee investigating the Highland Towers tragedy in Ulu Klang has extended to tomorrow its search for survivors in the collapsed Block A. Athough the committee planned to end the search yesterday, the Government had decided on a two-day extension, Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Dr Ting Chew Peh said. The operation to look for bodies of those who died would continue indefinitely.

  83. Block C residents allowed to take away belongings NST 20/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Sun. - The residents of Block C of the Highland Towers condominiums were today allowed to enter their apartments to retrieve their belongings. They arrived as early as 6.30am to register themselves with the co- ordinating committee before being allowed into their houses.

  84. Woman recalls final moments before crash NST 20/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Sun. - The wife of a Malaysia Airlines' director today recounted the last moments before Block A of the Highland Towers apartment where they were staying collapsed last Saturday. Annette Bashir, the wife of MAS corporate planning director Bashir Ahmad and her daughter Sabrina, 10, were in their apartment on the third floor when they felt tremors in the building.

  85. Japanese return home NST 20/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Sun. - The Japanese disaster relief team which helped in the search for survivors of the condominium at Taman Hillview, Hulu Kelang, will returned home at 11.30 tonight.

  86. Close call for eight members of rescue team NST 20/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Sun. - Eight members of the multinational search and rescue team escaped from being buried alive when several floors of the collapsed Block A of Highland Towers came crashing down this afternoon. Four Malaysian firemen, two men each from the French and Singapore rescue teams, escaped unhurt.

  87. Rahim: Care for environment in quest for growth NST 20/12/1993
    MALACCA, Sun. - Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Rahim Tamby Chik said the Highland Towers tragedy should make everyone realise the importance of safeguarding the environment. He said it was pointless for the country to become a developed nation if its people suffered hardships due to side-effects of development.

  88. Poor soil structure may have caused building collapse NST 20/12/1993  By V.M Palaniappan
    A SIMPLE look at the vegetation and hand-examination of the soil around a high-rise building are all that are required for an ecologist to assess if a building will collapse in the near future. The collapse of the Highland Towers apartment block could be due to the following phenomenon, which if well understood, can be of much use in the prevention of future tragedies of this kind.

  89. Lebih 54 mangsa mungkin tertimbus BH 21/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Isnin - Pasukan menyelamat dan mencari mangsa runtuhan pangsapuri Highland Towers percaya lebih 54 orang mungkin terperangkap dalam runtuhan itu. Sehingga jam 11.20 malam ini, pasukan itu mengeluarkan 12 lagi mayat sempurna, satu tangan kiri, satu tangan kanan dan cebisan mayat, menjadikan 44 mangsa dikeluarkan setakat ini.

  90. Kementerian syor perakuan kerja BH 21/12/1993
    KUANTAN, Isnin - Kementerian Perumahan dan Kerajaan Tempatan bercadang mengenakan peraturan mewajibkan setiap peringkat kerja pembinaan semua bangunan perumahan diawasi serta disahkan oleh jurutera. Ketua Setiausahanya, Datuk Umar Abu, berkata jurutera berkenaan dikehendaki memberi perakuan dalam satu borang khas selepas berpuas hati dengan mutu kerja itu, termasuk dalam aspek geologi.

  91. Maybank izin tangguh bayaran BH 21/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Isnin - Maybank memberi penangguhan setahun bagi pinjaman perumahan dan kad kredit (Maybank Visa/Mastercard/ExecCard) kepada semua pemilik lot di Blok A dan B pangsapuri Highland Towers, Taman Hillview, Hulu Klang, berkuatkuasa serta merta. Pengarah Urusannya, Ahmad Mohd Don, berkata sehubungan dengan itu, semua pelanggan terbabit tidak perlu membayar pinjaman perumahan dan kad kredit di samping tidak dikenakan faedah perkhidmatan, bagi tempoh setahun.

  92. Pakaian mangsa dihantar dobi BH 21/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Isnin - Polis terpaksa menghantar pelbagai jenis pakaian mangsa yang dijumpai dalam runtuhan pangsapuri Highland Towers, ke kedai dobi sebelum diserahkan kepada ahli keluarga mereka bagi menghilangkan bau busuk. Inspektor Kawasan Balai Polis Taman Malawati, Nasir Ahmad, berkata setakat ini lebih tiga lori berisi pakaian dihantar untuk dicuci di kedai dobi berhampiran balai itu.

  93. Lelaki disyaki mencuri ditahan BH 21/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Isnin - Polis menahan seorang lelaki berusia dalam lingkungan 20 tahun kerana dipercayai menyamar sebagai kontraktor binaan Ho Hup dalam kawasan runtuhan pangsapuri Highland Towers, Hulu Klang, pagi ini. Dalam kejadian jam 9 pagi itu, polis turut menemui sebuah jam tangan jenis Dunhill dan sebatang pen daripada lelaki itu. Dia kini ditahan di Balai Polis Ampang untuk siasatan lanjut.

  94. Forensik perjelas sebab kematian BH 21/12/1993 By Salina Abdullah
    SEJAK 11 Disember lalu, tumpuan masyarakat negara ini, mungkin juga di dunia adalah di tapak tragedi pangsapuri Highland Towers, Taman Hillview, Hulu Klang yang runtuh apabila kerja menyelamat giat dijalankan. Kini, meskipun tumpuan di tapak tragedi masih belum berakhir, fokus berikutnya ialah di Hospital Besar Kuala Lumpur (HKL) apabila mayat mangsa mula dibawa untuk proses bedah siasat dan kenal pasti. Tugas ini dipikul oleh pakar forensik. Walaupun tugas berurusan dengan mayat ini adalah perkara biasa bagi mereka, namun dalam tragedi ini, mereka tidak terlepas daripada menghadapi beberapa kesukaran. Ini berasaskan kepada keadaan mayat yang dibawa keluar dari runtuhan batu dan konkrit yang dahsyat, selain keadaan mayat yang mulai reput. Mereka bukan saja menghadapi kehadiran mayat yang serentak malah mungkin juga menghadapi tekanan masa.

  95. Selangor perlu laporan pakar bertauliah BH 21/12/1993
    PETALING JAYA, Isnin - Semua projek pembinaan kondominium dan pangsapuri di Selangor hanya akan diteruskan selepas pemaju menghantar laporan pakar perunding bertauliah mengenai aspek keselamatan projek terbabit. Menteri Besar, Tan Sri Muhammad Muhd Taib, berkata semua laporan faktor luaran dan dalaman projek berkenaan perlu dihantar kepada kerajaan negeri sebelum projek terbabit diteruskan.

  96. Sembilan mayat dikenali BH 21/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Isnin - Pakar Forensik Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL) hanya dapat mengenal pasti sembilan daripada 35 mayat mangsa tragedi pangsapuri Highland Towers yang runtuh setakat ini. Ketua Jabatan Patologi HKL, Dr Mohd Zaini Abdul Rahman, berkata mayat yang dapat dikenal pasti dengan bantuan waris itu adalah daripada 23 mayat yang sempurna.

  97. BPR siasat kemungkinan rasuah BH 21/12/1993  By Minarni Mat Saad
    SHAH ALAM, Isnin - Badan Pencegah Rasuah (BPR) akan menyiasat kemungkinan wujud penyelewengan dan rasuah dalam proses pembinaan kondominium Highland Towers di Hulu Klang. Timbalan Ketua Pengarah BPR, Datuk Mohd Zawawi Mohd Nordin, berkata jabatannya sedia menyiasat kemungkinan ada pihak tertentu yang melakukan penyelewengan ketika meluluskan pembinaan kondominium itu.

  98. Penghuni sanggup kembali BH 21/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Isnin - Kebanyakan penghuni pangsapuri Blok B dan C, bersebelahan Blok A Highland Towers yang runtuh di Taman Hillview, Hulu Klang, sedia kembali mendiami rumah masing-masing. Bagaimanapun, mereka hanya akan berbuat demikian selepas mendapat kebenaran kerajaan.

  99. Penghuni boleh bertindak BH 21/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Isnin - Sesiapa saja yang mempunyai sebab munasabah boleh mengambil tindakan undang-undang sivil terhadap pihak lain seperti ditetapkan oleh undang-undang negara, kata Ketua Hakim Negara, Tun Abdul Hamid Omar. Sehubungan dengan itu, beliau berkata peruntukan undang-undang juga boleh dipakai oleh penghuni pangsapuri Highland Towers, Hulu Klang yang runtuh 11 Disember lalu, jika mereka ingin mengambil tindakan seumpama itu.

  100. Syarat bina bangunan tinggi diperketat BH 21/12/1993  By Mohd Shah Abdullah
    KUALA LUMPUR, Isnin - Kerajaan akan memperketatkan syarat kelulusan pembangunan, khususnya pembinaan bangunan tinggi dengan mengambil kira aspek keselamatan dan alam sekitar. Timbalan Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, berkata kelulusan pangsapuri dan bangunan di lereng bukit juga ditangguhkan untuk sementara manakala pasukan khas akan membuat kajian segera terhadap keselamatan semua kondominium di lereng bukit sedia ada.

  101. Empat waris tuntut mayat BH 21/12/1993 All reports by M Thillinadan; Izman Ismail; Zabidi Adil Salleh; Wan Jailani Razak; Khalid Aman; Zairee Zahir; Ebi Azly Abdullah; Hizral Tazif; Nurul Adlina Kamaludin; Wan Nurmawati Abdul Rani; Salina Abdullah
    KUALA LUMPUR, Isnin - Empat waris mangsa tragedi pangsapuri Highland Towers yang runtuh 11 Disember lalu, menuntut mayat mangsa keluarga mereka untuk dikebumikan setakat ini. Mangsa itu ialah enam daripada sembilan mayat yang sudah dikenal pasti oleh pakar forensik.

  102. Tragedi sedarkan rakyat BH 21/12/1993
    SUNGAI PETANI, Isnin - Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad menyifatkan tragedi pangsapuri Highland Towers runtuh di Hulu Klang 11 Disember lalu sebagai peristiwa perit yang menyedarkan rakyat betapa pentingnya sikap saling menolong. Menurut Perdana Menteri, sejak lebih 10 hari lalu, rakyat negara ini melalui peristiwa yang perit berikutan tragedi runtuhan bangunan pangsapuri 12 tingkat di Hulu Klang itu.

  103. Maybank: 1-year respite for owner-occupiers BT 21/12/1993  By Yong Kwai Meng
    MALAYAN Banking Bhd has given a one-year moratorium to owner-occupiers of condominium units of blocks A and B of Highland Towers on their housing loans and credit cards (Maybank Visa/Mastercard/ExecCard) with immediate effect. In a statement yesterday, Maybank managing director Ahmad Mohd Don announced that under the moratorium, all affected customers will not be required to service the repayment of their housing loans and credit cards as well as the interest for one year. Further, the bank will also not levy any penalty interest.

  104. Walaupun liang lahat untuk pengkebumiannya sudah disediakan  HM 21/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR: Mohd Nor Hamzah, 47, terus sabar menunggu jenazah anaknya, Amirah, 15, yang turut menjadi mangsa runtuhan pangsapuri Highland Towers di Hulu Klang, walaupun liang lahat untuk pengkebumiannya sudah disediakan. Ketika ditemui semalam, beliau berkata: "Kami diberitahu pihak Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL) belum dapat mengenal pasti Amirah di antara beberapa mayat yang ditemui."

  105. 46 mayat setakat ini HM 21/12/1993  By Aminuddin Ibrahim; Johari Ibrahim; Hamid Karim; Razali Zakaria (278 wds) ()
    KUALA LUMPUR: Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL) menerima 46 bungkusan mayat dan bahagian tubuh manusia dari pusat operasi menyelamat di tapak runtuhan pangsapuri Highland Towers, sehingga malam tadi. Daripada jumlah itu, 29 mayat sudah dibedah siasat dan sembilan daripadanya dikenal pasti.

  106. Sabar tunggu jenazah anak HM 21/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR: Mohd Nor Hamzah, 47, terus sabar menunggu jenazah anaknya, Amirah, 15, yang turut menjadi mangsa runtuhan pangsapuri Highland Towers di Hulu Klang, walaupun liang lahat untuk pengkebumiannya sudah disediakan. Ketika ditemui semalam, beliau berkata: "Kami diberitahu pihak Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL) belum dapat mengenal pasti Amirah di antara beberapa mayat yang ditemui."

  107. Pesanan aneh kakak HM 21/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR: Allahyarham Fatimah Abdul Majid, 67, meminta adiknya, Siti Maimunah supaya mengkebumikan jenazahnya di Kuala Lumpur jika dia meninggal dunia nanti. Siti Maimunah berkata Allahyarham pernah beberapa kali memberitahunya dia tidak mahu dikebumikan di Kelantan, tempat kelahirannya.

  108. Tiga saudara disemadi HM 21/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR: Jenazah tiga mangsa yang mempunyai tali persaudaraan yang terkorban dalam kejadian pangsapuri Highland Towers di Hulu Klang runtuh pada 11 Disember lalu, selamat dikebumikan di Tanah Perkuburan Islam Taman Sri Keramat di sini, petang semalam. Jenazah dua beradik, iaitu Fatimah Abdul Majid, 67, dan kakaknya, Mariam, 75, serta anak lelaki Mariam, Nik Mohd Baharuddin Wan Mahmud, 41, dikebumikan kira-kira jam 5.45 petang.

  109. Enam mayat ditemui awal pagi ini HM 21/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR: Pasukan mencari dan menyelamat (SAR) menjumpai enam lagi mayat mangsa yang terperangkap di tapak runtuhan blok A, pangsapuri Highland Towers di Taman Hillview, Hulu Klang di sini awal pagi ini. Empat daripada mayat yang ditemui itu dipercayai dari satu keluarga berdasarkan kedudukan mereka yang hampir di antara satu sama lain.

  110. Kena ambil iktibar HM 21/12/1993 By Choo Li Lean
    JANGAN sudah terhantuk baru terngadah! Begitulah nasihat gadis Personaliti hari ini, Juriah Carlo, kepada semua pihak agar mengambil iktibar daripada kejadian Blok A, pangsapuri Highland Towers, Hulu Klang runtuh 11 Disember lalu. Walaupun sibuk dengan tugas harian, Juriah atau lebih mesra dengan panggilan Juju saja, mengaku tidak pernah ketinggalan mengikuti perkembangan nasib mangsa yang terperangkap dalam sisa runtuhan itu.

  111. HKL terima 46 bungkusan mayat HM 21/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR: Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL) menerima 46 bungkusan mayat dan bahagian tubuh manusia dari pusat operasi menyelamat di tapak runtuhan pangsapuri Highland Towers, sehingga malam tadi. Daripada jumlah itu, 29 mayat sudah dibedah siasat dan sembilan daripadanya dikenal pasti.

  112. Bau dan penyakit tidak halang HM 21/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR: Bau yang kurang menyenangkan dan bahaya dijangkiti kuman tidak menghalang orang ramai membanjiri perkarangan rumah mayat Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL) di sini, untuk melihat secara dekat operasi mengangkut mayat dari tapak runtuhan pangsapuri Highland Towers. Tinjauan Harian Metro mendapati kira-kira 100 orang berada di situ dan mereka akan melangkah tali sempadan yang direntangkan oleh polis ke tepi pagar blok rumah mayat apabila melihat trak membawa mayat tiba.

  113. Selangor tunggu laporan HM 21/12/1993
    PETALING JAYA: Kerajaan Selangor akan menunggu laporan Jawatankuasa Khas Kabinet mengenai segala urusan berkaitan tragedi keruntuhan pangsapuri Highland Towers sebelum mengambil sebarang tindakan susulan berhubung kejadian itu.

  114. 2 mayat tiada dalam senarai HM 21/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR: Dua daripada mayat yang ditemui di dalam runtuhan pangsapuri Highland Towers di Hulu Klang kelmarin, disahkan tidak ada dalam senarai nama mangsa yang dilaporkan terperangkap dalam tragedi itu. Berikutan itu, Pengarah Keselamatan Dalam Negeri dan Ketenteraman Awam, Datuk Ghazali Yaacob, tidak menolak kemungkinan lebih daripada 54 orang yang berada dalam pangsapuri Blok A itu ketika tragedi itu berlaku.

  115. Pakaian mangsa berbau busuk HM 21/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR: Lebih 50 bungkusan pakaian dipercayai milik mangsa Blok A pangsapuri Highland Towers yang runtuh, terpaksa dihantar ke kedai dobi untuk dicuci kerana menimbulkan bau kurang menyenangkan. Pakaian berkenaan yang ditempatkan di Balai Polis Taman Melawati dekat sini, kebanyakannya basah dan busuk apabila dibawa ke situ oleh pasukan penyelamat.

  116. Lelaki ceroboh tapak runtuhan HM 21/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR: Seorang lelaki berumur 20-an (gambar) ditahan polis pagi semalam kerana disyaki menceroboh tapak runtuhan pangsapuri Highland Towers di Hulu Klang. Lelaki itu ditahan kira-kira jam 9 pagi oleh beberapa anggota polis Cawangan Khas kerana menyamar sebagai pekerja sebuah syarikat swasta yang terbabit dalam gerakan mencari mangsa di situ.

  117. Penghuni mahu balik HM 21/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR: Kebanyakan penghuni Blok B dan C pangsapuri Highland Towers di Hulu Klang, sanggup kembali ke kediaman masing-masing walaupun Blok A di sebelahnya runtuh. Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Penghuni pangsapuri itu, Dr Benjamin George, berkata mereka menyuarakan kesanggupan itu di dalam mesyuarat yang diadakan malam kelmarin.

  118. Mayat dah lama HM 21/12/1993 By Johari Ibrahim; Hamid Karim; Aminuddin Ibrahim; Razali Zakaria; Fadzil Abdul Rashid
    KUALA LUMPUR: Semua 29 mayat mangsa runtuhan pangsapuri Highland Towers yang sudah dibedah siasat oleh Jabatan Patologi Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL), disahkan berusia sekurang-kurangnya seminggu. Pakar Perunding Kanan Forensik HKL, Dr Mohd Zaini Abdul Rahman, berkata ini berdasarkan kepada hasil bedah siasat dan keadaan mayat ketika dibawa dari kawasan runtuhan.

  119. Another five bodies found in rubble MM 21/12/1993
    RESCUERS this morning recovered another five bodies from the rubble of the collapsed Block A of the Highland Towers. This brings the number of bodies so far recovered to 49. The toll as at 9.55 last night was 44.

  120. We may stay on, say residents MM 21/12/1993 By All reports by Jasni Rahim; Efi Hafizah Hamzah; Gerald Chuah
    MOST residents of Blocks B and C of Highland Towers who have just gone through a traumatic experience after their neighbouring block collapsed last week are prepared to move back into their apartments if permitted to do so. Highland Towers Taman Hillview Residents Association president Benjamin George said they decided to take the risk because most of them could not afford to buy a new place and did not own another house.

  121. Stand up for your rights, consumers told MM 21/12/1993 By Kamalia Abdullah
    THERE is no virtue in suffering in silence when facing a violation of rights. In fact, it can be dangerous. This is the lesson learnt from the recent Highland Towers condominium collapse tragedy, said Selangor Consumer Association legal advisor Ramdas Tikamdass in his paper, Effective Complaint, at the seminar on Consumers Protection and Complaints Handling yesterday.

  122. Freeze on hillslope projects NST 21/12/1993 By Jeffrey Ramayah; Rashid Yusof
    KUALA LUMPUR, Mon. - The Government has suspended new approvals for the construction of all condominiums and buildings on hillslopes, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said today. He said the Cabinet would decide on the approvals already given before the Highland Towers disaster.

  123. New housing estate hit by endless run of problems NST-CITYX 21/12/1993  By Ridzuan Rafflis
    PHASE Two residents of Taman Pandan Mewah in Ampang seem to be having more than their fair share of problems. The sheer joy of being able to move into their new homes has turned into despair.

  124. Surveyor: No sign Block B has moved NST 21/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Mon. - A land surveyor today claimed that Block B of the Highland Towers had not even moved a centimetre over the past one week. Bobby Cheah, who is one of the four surveyors who have volunteered to monitor the building's stability and the earth movement, said there had not been any tilting of the building.

  125. Fateful lunch date with sister NST 21/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Mon. - For Mariam Abdul Majid, 75, making a stop at Highland Towers to have lunch with her sister, Fatimah, 66, and picking up the newspapers was routine. Except on Dec 11, Block A collapsed and it was the last time both were seen alive by their next-of-kin.

  126. Search for bodies, attempt to find survivors goes on NST 21/12/1993  All reports on The Highland Towers disaster by Vijayan Menon; Tony Emmanuel; Esther Tan; Sufi Yusoff; M. Jeffri Razali; Vijesh Rai; Adrian David; Ahmad Suffian; Mohsin Taib; S. Kumaraguru; Sager Ahmad
    KUALA LUMPUR, Mon. - Rescuers continued their search for bodies at the site of the collapsed Block A of Highland Towers despite the expiry of the eight-day deadline set by the Government to wind up search and rescue operations. Using heavy machinery and their bare hands, the rescuers cleared the entire rubble that constituted the former fourth to ground floors of the building as well as the basement.

  127. Intruder detained at site of tragedy NST 21/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Mon. - Police today detained a man and recovered a Dunhill watch from him at the collapsed Block A of Highland Towers. The suspect, in his 20s, was detained at 9am while rescue work and clearing of debris was still under way.

  128. Proposal to check all phases of building works NST 21/12/1993
    KUANTAN, Mon. - The Housing and Local Government Ministry plans to introduce a new ruling to make it compulsory for each stage of construction in housing projects, especially condominiums and flats, to be monitored and certified by qualified engineers. Its secretary-general, Datuk Umar Abu, said today that under the proposal, after every stage of construction, including earthworks, the engineers would have to certify whether works were in order.

  129. Most were trying to escape via staircase NST 21/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Mon. - Most of the 37 bodies and human remains recovered from the collapsed Block A of Highland Towers since Wednesday were from the staircase area. Police said this suggested that the victims were trying to make escape using the staircase, instead of the lifts, when they were trapped by falling debris.

  130. Police chief raps media for `bad taste' NST 21/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Mon. - The director of Internal Security and Public Order, Datuk Ghazali Yaacob, today rapped the media over video clippings and pictures of the gruesome remains of victims of the Highland Towers condominium tragedy on TV and in newspapers. He voiced his annoyance when asked by newsmen whether they could be allowed into the disaster area. Newsmen were allowed into the area yesterday, which prompted them to seek permission for a second visit.

  131. Remains of 37 victims found NST 21/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Mon. - This is the list of people believed to have been trapped in Block A of Highland Towers when it collapsed on Dec 11. The bodies and remains of 37 of the victims have been found. Of this, 25 were intact while the rest were remains.

  132. Carlos and wife Rozita died together NST 21/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Mon. - Carlos Rashid, son of former deputy prime minister Datuk Musa Hitam, was found locked in embrace with his wife, Rozita Datuk Abu Bakar, underneath the rubble of Block A of Highland Towers today. Rescue teams, sweeping through the debris on the fourth floor of the building, found them not far from their fourth floor apartment.

  133. Dr M: We must always assist one another NST 21/12/1993  By Saiful Azhar Abdullah; Noor Adzman Baharuddin
    SUNGAI PETANI, Mon. - Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad today reminded the people of the importance of helping one another and extending help to those in need. It was partly because of this desire to help that Malaysia decided to send its troops to Bosnia-Herzegovina, Dr Mahathir said adding that the decision was also based on humanitarian grounds.

  134. Condominium tragedy dominates debate NST 21/12/1993
    THE Highland Towers tragedy dominated the debate in the Dewan Rakyat yesterday. Lim Kit Siang (DAP-Tanjong) said although a Cabinet committee had set up to handle all matters relating to the tragedy, it was necessary to form a Royal Commission to investigate the tragedy.

  135. Civil action allowed when there is cause NST 21/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Mon. - Lord President Tun Abdul Hamid Omar said today the law of the country allowed any party to take civil action against another if there was a cause for it. He said this when asked to comment whether the residents and the kin of the victims of the collapsed Highland Towers could take civil action against any party found to be negligent.

  136. Vision needed to handle growth-related problems NST 21/12/1993 By Amir Mahmood Abdul Razak
    TODAY, a nation grieves over the Highland Towers tragedy with a once proud building now lying humble, a stack of rubble with bodies trapped inside. Another block sends signals of faltering. In the aftermath, probably the most staggering revelation was that the building (and many others in the country) were actually built in contravention of laws discouraging highrise structures on hillslopes.

  137. Curbing erosion NST 21/12/1993 By Noraini Shariff
    THE best solutions to some problems are sometimes the simplest. Just ask local businessman Mohd Noor Shamsuddin. He has found a quick and reasonably simple way to curb soil erosion. Given the calamity caused by the collapse of Highland Towers, his suggestion is worth considering: a fibromat made of straw with polypropylene netting which is laid on bare ground to prevent rainwater from removing the top soil while protecting the surface and allowing new grass to take root under the mat.

  138. Polis sahkan 41 mayat ditemui BH 22/12/1993  By Khalid Amin; Zabidi Adil Salleh; Izman Ismail; Faizal Fazil; Nurul Adlina Kamaludin; Nurmawati Rani; Sariha Mohd Ali
    KUALA LUMPUR, Selasa - Polis mengesahkan 41 mayat mangsa tragedi runtuhan pangsapuri Highland Towers, Hulu Klang, ditemui setakat ini dalam operasi mencari dan menyelamat yang memasuki hari ke-11 hari ini. Ketua Operasi Mencari dan Menyelamat, Datuk Ghazali Yaakub, berkata daripada jumlah itu, 32 mayat ditemui masih sempurna, sembilan bahagian badan dan 10 cebisan anggota iaitu tangan, kaki, kepala serta paha.

  139. Angka kematian meningkat 61 BH 22/12/1993 All reports by Khalid Amin; Wan Jailani Abdul Razak; Zabidi Adil Saleh; Izman Ismail; Nadzim Ahmad Jamaluddin; Faizal Fadzil; Nurul Adlina Kamaluddin; Nurmawati Rani; Hizral Tazif; Sariha Mohd Ali
    KUALA LUMPUR, Selasa - Angka kematian dalam tragedi runtuhan kondominium Highland Towers di Ulu Klang sehingga jam 11 malam ini meningkat kepada 61. Menurut senarai yang dikeluarkan oleh bilik gerakan operasi menyelamat di tempat kejadian, daripada jumlah itu (61), 37 mayat dijumpai dalam keadaan sempurna.

  140. Usah beku projek sedang dibina: HDA BH 22/12/1993
    PETALING JAYA, Selasa - Persatuan Pemaju Perumahan (HDA) hari ini merayu kerajaan supaya jangan membekukan projek pembinaan di lereng bukit yang sedang dijalankan. Pengarah Eksekutifnya, Yin Ee Kok, berkata kebenaran sudah diberikan kepada pemaju hanya setelah pihak berkuasa kerajaan yang terbabit memeriksa untuk memastikan semua aspek keselamatan dan alam sekitar dipatuhi.

  141. Kabinet dicadang umumkan laporan BH 22/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Selasa - Timbalan Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim akan mencadangkan kepada Kabinet supaya mengumumkan laporan menyeluruh mengenai tragedi runtuhan pangsapuri Highland Towers, Hulu Klang kepada orang ramai. Beliau yang juga Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Khas Kabinet mengenai tragedi itu berkata, langkah berkenaan bertujuan memberi peluang kepada keluarga mangsa serta orang ramai mengetahui semua aspek tragedi itu termasuk operasi menyelamat.

  142. Iktibar daripada keruntuhan Highland Towers BH 22/12/1993 By Solihan Haji Badri
    SEJAK 1980-an, banjir kilat menjadi satu fenomena biasa di kawasan pesat membangun. Kuala Lumpur tidak terkecuali. Sehingga kini, masalah itu belum dapat diatasi, malah lebih serius. Kekerapan berlaku banjir kilat seolah- olah seiring dengan kepesatan pembangunan fizikal di sesuatu tempat. Satu lagi fenomena yang semakin kerap ialah kejadian tanah runtuh, terutama di kawasan bukit bukau yang diratakan. Punca berlaku tanah runtuh di kawasan itu ialah struktur tanah yang tidak lagi kuat berikutan hakisan. Pada 11 Disember lalu, negara dikejutkan dengan tragedi pangsapuri Highland Towers di Ulu Klang tumbang dan mengorbankan banyak nyawa. Walaupun siasatan akan dijalankan, banyak pihak mendakwa kejadian itu berlaku apabila struktur tanah di kawasan bukit itu menjadi longgar.

  143. Pasukan Perancis pulang BH 22/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Selasa - Beberapa anggota Pasukan Penyelamat Perancis (DICA) yang membantu kerja mencari dan menyelamat mangsa tragedi pangsapuri Highland Towers runtuh, berlepas pulang petang ini. Ketua Operasi Mencari dan Menyelamat, Datuk Ghazali Yaakub, berkata kumpulan pertama 16 anggota DICA berlepas ke Paris dengan menaiki pesawat khas.

  144. Rumah roboh akibat tanah runtuh tidak dilindungi BH 22/12/1993
    BEBERAPA hari selepas Blok A kondominium Highland Towers runtuh, penghuninya dikejutkan dengan panggilan daripada bank dan institusi kewangan yang menuntut baki pinjaman. Berita itu adalah satu lagi pukulan hebat kepada pemilik unit-unit kondominium mewah itu yang sedang meratapi kehilangan keluarga dan sanak saudara dalam tragedi itu. Lebih menyedihkan, berita itu diterima sewaktu nasib mangsa-mangsa yang terperangkap dalam runtuhan itu masih belum diketahui dan belum satu pun mayat ditemui. Nasib mereka boleh diibaratkan `sudah jatuh ditimpa tangga'.

  145. LIAM minta waris tampil BH 22/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Selasa - Persatuan Insurans Nyawa Malaysia (LIAM) meminta waris mangsa tragedi runtuhan pangsapuri Highland Towers di Hulu Klang menghubungi persatuan itu jika mereka mengetahui saudara mereka yang terkorban memiliki insurans nyawa. Dalam satu kenyataan di sini hari ini, LIAM berkata, langkah itu membolehkan persatuan mengesan syarikat insurans berkenaan dan mempercepatkan proses tuntutan.

  146. Pakar kenal pasti 17 mangsa BH 22/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Selasa - Pakar forensik Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL) mengenal pasti hanya 17 daripada 41 mangsa tragedi pangsapuri Highland Towers di Ulu Klang, kata Ketua Jabatan Patologi Hospital HKL, Dr Mohd Zaini Abdul Rahman. Menurutnya, 10 daripada mayat yang dapat dikenalpasti itu sudah dituntut oleh waris sejak semalam, manakala tujuh mayat masih belum dituntut.

  147. Polis jamin sentiasa awasi harta penghuni BH 22/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Selasa - Polis memberi jaminan akan sentiasa mengawasi harta penghuni blok B dan C pangsapuri Highland Towers yang dikosongkan sejak Sabtu lalu kerana dikhuatiri runtuh. Ketua Operasi Mencari dan Menyelamat, Datuk Ghazali Yaakub, berkata mereka tidak perlu bimbang akan kehilangan harta benda yang ditinggalkan di pangsapuri itu kerana sekitar kawasan perumahan sudah dikawal oleh anggota polis.

  148. Senarai mangsa ditemui BH 22/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Selasa - Polis mengeluarkan senarai penuh mangsa, cebisan mayat dan harta benda yang dipakai oleh mangsa runtuhan pangsapuri Highland Towers, di Hulu Klang, malam ini. Selain tubuh sempurna yang ditemui, pasukan pencari dan penyelamat juga antara lain menjumpai segumpal rambut, mayat tanpa kepala dan secebis kulit.

  149. Carlos, Rozita dikebumi bersebelahan BH 22/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Selasa - Jenazah anak lelaki tunggal bekas Perdana Menteri Datuk Musa Hitam, Carlos Rashid dan isteri, Rozita Datuk Abu Bakar, selamat dikebumikan di Tanah Perkuburan Islam Jalan Ampang selepas disembahyangkan di Masjid Jamek Kampung Baru, di sini hari ini. Pasangan itu, antara mangsa yang terkorban dalam tragedi pangsapuri Highland Towers di Taman Hillview, Hulu Klang, tumbang pada 11 Disember lalu, disemadikan bersebelahan. Kedua-dua jenazah tiba di pekarangan Masjid Jamek Kampung Baru dalam dua van pada jam 12.30 tengah hari setelah mayat mereka dituntut abang Rozita, Dr Ridwan Datuk Abu Bakar dan rakan rapat keluarga, Datuk Mohamed Hamzah di Hospital Kuala Lumpur.

  150. RM1m valuables recovered BT 22/12/1993 By Zarina Tahir
    POLICE have recovered valuables - including jewellery, personal effects and money - worth close to a million ringgit during rescue work and when clearing debris at the collapsed 12-storey block at Highland Towers outside Kuala Lumpur. The valuables, collected and tagged by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID), are being kept at the Ampang and Melawati police stations.

  151. Gerakan tergendala HM 22/12/1993
    HUJAN lebat petang semalam menyebabkan gerakan mencari mangsa yang terperangkap di bawah runtuhan pangsapuri Highland Towers di Hulu Klang, tergendala. Enam jentera berat yang digunakan untuk meratakan sebahagian daripada tapak runtuhan itu tidak dapat melakukan kerja berkenaan kerana air dari lereng bukit berhampiran mengalir ke kawasan itu.

  152. Tabur 30 kilogram klorin HM 22/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR: Lebih 30 kilogram klorin ditaburkan di tapak runtuhan pangsapuri Highland Towers untuk membendung bau yang kurang menyenangkan, petang semalam. Anggota Persatuan Bulan Sabit Merah (PBSM) menggunakan bahan itu untuk memudahkan pasukan penyelamat mengeluarkan mayat yang dikatakan sudah reput.

  153. Harta karun! HM 22/12/1993 By Hamid Karim; Aminuddin Ibrahim; Johari Ibrahim; Razali Zakaria
    KUALA LUMPUR: Seorang pengusaha kedai emas di Sungai Wang Plaza di sini, menjumpai semula barang kemas miliknya bernilai lebih RM1 juta di bawah runtuhan pangsapuri Highland Towers di Hulu Klang. Lelaki berkenaan dengan bantuan beberapa anggota pasukan mencari dan menyelamat (SAR) memunggah timbunan konkrit di bahagian runtuhan yang dipercayai bekas unit pangsapurinya di Blok A.

  154. Mangsa meningkat 68 HM 22/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR: Dua kanak-kanak adalah antara tujuh lagi mayat mangsa runtuhan pangsapuri Highland Towers di Hulu Klang yang dijumpai dalam keadaan mengerikan awal pagi ini. Semua mayat yang tertimbus dalam timbunan konkrit pangsapuri itu ditemui oleh Pasukan Pencari dan Penyelamat (SART) antara jam 1.13 pagi hingga jam 2.49 pagi tadi ketika gerakan agresif dijalankan.

  155. Mayat sukar dicam HM 22/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR: Kebanyakan mayat mangsa runtuhan pangsapuri Highland Towers di Hulu Klang pada 11 Disember lalu sukar dikenal pasti menerusi pengecaman rupa atau cap jari. Ini kerana mayat yang kebanyakannya sudah berusia lebih seminggu itu hampir reput dan sukar dikenali oleh waris sementara cap jari tidak dapat diambil kerana kecederaan teruk.

  156. Mana-mana boleh berlaku HM 22/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR: "Saya anggap kemalangan ini sebagai takdir dan terpaksa menerimanya. Di mana-mana pun kemalangan boleh berlaku." Begitulah kata Mohd Arozi Hashim, 43, bapa seorang daripada mangsa tragedi pangsapuri Highland Towers di Hulu Klang runtuh pada 11 Disember lalu.

  157. Carlos, isteri berpelukan HM 22/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR: Penemuan mayat anak Datuk Musa Hitam, Carlos Rashid dan isterinya, Rosina Datuk Abu Bakar, dalam keadaan berpelukan sambil tangan Carlos menggenggam kunci rumah, membayangkan mereka cuba menyelamatkan diri. Bagaimanapun, pasangan yang berumur 31 tahun itu dipercayai gagal berbuat demikian apabila ditimpa runtuhan konkrit berhampiran lif dan kawasan tangga di tingkat empat Blok A pangsapuri Highland Towers yang runtuh 11 Disember lalu.

  158. Waris diminta hubungi Liam HM 22/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR: Waris mangsa tragedi runtuhan pangsapuri Highland Towers diminta menghubungi Persatuan Insuran Nyawa Malaysia (Liam) jika mengetahui saudara mereka yang terkorban memiliki insuran nyawa.

  159. Mustahil siap dalam 7 hari HM 22/12/1993
    PETALING JAYA: Persatuan Pemaju Perumahan (HDA) menyifatkan sebagai mustahil untuk beberapa pemaju kondominium dan bangunan lain di lereng bukit menyiapkan tiga laporan teknikal dalam tempoh tujuh hari. Pengarah Eksekutifnya, Yin Ee Kok, berkata laporan geoteknikal, umpamanya, adalah satu kerja yang sangat khusus dan tidak banyak pakar dalam bidang itu di negara ini.

  160. Death toll 68 MM 22/12/1993 All reports by Jasni Rahim; Efi Hafizah Hamzah; Gerald Chuah; Tony Emmanuel
    SEVEN more bodies were recovered from the rubble of the collapsed Block A of Highland Towers since midnight up to Press time today, bringing the death toll to 68. At 1.30, rescue workers recovered the body of a woman and a child, whose sex could not be verified.

  161. Last rites for Musa's son, Indian couple MM 22/12/1993
    THE remains of Carlos Rashid Musa and his wife, Rozita Abu Bakar, were buried at the Jalan Ampang Muslim cemetery yesterday evening. Carlos, the only son of former deputy Prime Minister Datuk Musa Hitam, was among the victims of the Highland Towers tragedy.

  162. Cabinet to decide if royal panel is needed NST 22/12/1993 By Shukor Rahman; Manan Osman; Jeffrey Ramayah; Rashid Yusof
    PENANG, Tues. - Whether or not a Royal Commission of Inquiry will be set up to investigate the Highland Towers condominium tragedy in Hulu Klang will be decided by the Cabinet, Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today. However, he said personally he was not in favour of setting up such a commission as it would take too long to probe the tragedy and people would have forgotten about the incident.

  163. Death toll rises to 61, more bodies expected to be found NST 22/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Tues. - Heavy machinery continued to remove rubble from the collapsed Block A of the Highland Towers as the death toll rose to 61. There was still no sight of any survivors. Work to pull down what is left of the 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th floors of the apartment block entered its third day with about 65 per cent of the rubble removed.

  164. Project facing danger from all sides NST 22/12/1993
    EARLY WARNING ... Long before it is completed, this condominium project in Lobak, Negri Sembilan, is facing landslides from all directions. Soil has begun to fill the alley between the blocks of apartments while metres in front of the partially-completed project the bare terrace is being washed away. Attempts are being made to fill the eroded face of the hillslope in the centre.

  165. Death toll rises to 51, more bodies expected to be found NST 22/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Tues. - Heavy machinery continued to remove rubble from the collapsed Block A of the Highland Towers as the death toll rose to 51. There was still no sight of any survivors. Work to pull down what is left of the 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th floors of the apartment block entered its third day with about 65 per cent of the rubble removed.

  166. Nine victims identified by relatives at hospital NST 22/12/1993 All reports on "The Highland Towers disaster" by Vijayan Menon; Tony Emmanuel; Sufi Yusoff; M. Jeffri Razali; Adrian David; Ahmad Suffian; Mohsin Taib; S. Kumaraguru; Sager Ahmad
    KUALA LUMPUR, Tues. - The bodies of nine people from four families killed in the Highland Towers building collapse were identified by their next-of- kin at the Kuala Lumpur Hospital mortuary today. This brings to 18 the number of bodies positively identified at the mortuary since yesterday.

  167. Life insurance can be claimed through LIAM NST 22/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Tues. - The Life Insurance Association of Malaysia (LIAM) has asked the next-of-kin of victims of the Highland Towers apartment block collapse to contact it if they know the victims had life insurance coverage. In a statement today, LIAM said it would help to trace the insurance companies concerned and expedite the claims.

  168. Carlos Rashid, Rozita described as a loving couple NST 22/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Tues. - For the love of her husband, Carlos Rashid Musa, Rozita Abu Bakar gave her life when she waited for him before trying to escape together during the Highland Towers apartment collapse on Dec 11. Their attempts to run down the stairs to safety from their fourth floor apartment failed when the staircase gave way, and concrete pillars came crashing down on them.

  169. Business trip Norwegian will not forget NST 22/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Tues. - A routine sales trip for Martin Stuvik turned out to be an unforgettable experience when he became involved in search-and- rescue operations at the collapsed Highland Towers apartment block. The Norwegian, who is the Southeast Asia area manager for Dacon Sub Sea A/S, a major supplier of maritime and oil platform rescue equipment, had arrived here on Monday.

  170. Bosses thanked for letting volunteers off NST 22/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Tues. - Dedication, determination and goodwill by employers contributed to the swift response and immediate action by emergency volunteers involved in the Highland Towers apartment block collapse. Malaysian Red Cresent Society (MRCS) operations chief Kol (Ret) Anthony Edgar Joseph, said between 80 and 90 staff had been on duty daily since the tragedy on Dec 11.

  171. Policemen guard dump site against pilferers NST 22/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Tues. - Policemen were today stationed at an open area in Jalan Ampang which had been converted into a dumping site for debris from the demolished Highland Towers Block A building to prevent pilfering. They decided to guard the site near Ampang Point shopping complex after an Urban Development Authority worker informed them that a lorry was obstructing cars from leaving for their lunch break at noon.

  172. Awaiting experts to stop collapse NST 22/12/1993 By Zulkifli Othman
    JOHOR BARU, Tues. - The State authorities are waiting for Public Works Department experts to assist in preventing a nine-million-litre reservoir in Taman Ungku Tun Aminah from collapsing. State Water Supply Department director Hatta Bakri said the situation was worrying but there was nothing the department could do until the arrival of experts from the PWD Institute (Ikram).

  173. Don't alarm public with sweeping statements NST 22/12/1993 By Lee Chee Hai
    THE recent collapse of the Highland Towers apartment has spawned many socalled "experts". Their opinions whether solicited or unsolicited are expressed in the local print or electronic media. Some of these opinions can be misleading and can cause unnecessary fear among the public. For example, a geological expert was quoted as saying that the block collapsed because of structural defects. Is a geological expert qualified to comment on the structural integrity of a building? How did he arrive at the conclusion before any investigation was carried out?

  174. Admit wrong was done NST 22/12/1993  By K.J. John
    LET us be honest with ourselves. None of us could have known that the Highland Towers apartment block would collapse. If any did, he did not have the moral conviction and courage to pursue the matter with the authorities.

  175. Penghuni bimbang bukit runtuh BH 23/12/1993 By Jamhariah Jaafar
    JOHOR BAHRU, Rabu - Penghuni enam rumah di Jalan Nakhoda 12, Taman Ungku Tun Aminah, Skudai, dekat sini, bimbang diancam bahaya berikutan kesan runtuhan tebing bukit di belakang rumah mereka sukar dipulihkan segera kerana musim hujan yang berterusan. Kejadian tanah runtuh pada 8 Disember lalu, meruntuhkan tembok dan pagar yang mengasingkan bukit dan rumah itu.

  176. Kabinet beku projek di kawasan bukit BH 23/12/1993 By Manja Ismail; Izman Ismail
    KUALA LUMPUR, Rabu - Kerajaan hari ini membekukan serta-merta kelulusan semua projek bangunan tinggi di kawasan bukit, termasuk di lereng dan cerun, sehingga satu dasar baru diluluskan. Timbalan Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, berkata mesyuarat Kabinet hari ini juga bersetuju kerajaan menangguhkan semua projek bangunan tinggi yang belum dibina sehingga satu keputusan dibuat oleh kerajaan.

  177. Jabatan awasi kawasan runtuhan BH 23/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Rabu - Jabatan Kesihatan diminta mengawasi sekitar kawasan runtuhan pangsapuri Highland Towers, Hulu Klang dengan menabur klorin bagi mencegah daripada sebarang penyakit. Ketua Operasi Mencari dan Menyelamat, Datuk Ghazali Yaakub, berkata pihaknya sudah memaklumkan perkara itu kepada Kementerian Kesihatan untuk membolehkan tindakan sewajarnya diambil.

  178. Pasukan khas perlu dibentuk BH 23/12/1993 By Khalid Amin; Zabidi Adil Salleh; Nadzim Ahmad Jamaluddin
    KUALA LUMPUR, Rabu - Pasukan menyelamat dan mencari khas perlu ditubuhkan segera bagi menghadapi sebarang kemungkinan kejadian di luar dugaan seperti tragedi pangsapuri Highland Towers yang tumbang, 11 Disember lalu. Pengarah Keselamatan Dalam Negeri dan Ketenteraman Awam (KDNKA), Datuk Ghazali Yacub, berkata pasukan itu perlu mempunyai peralatan lengkap bagi memudahkan gerakan mencari dan menyelamat mangsa yang terperangkap.

  179. Gegas dengar siren BH 23/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Rabu - Bagi pemberita dan jurugambar yang membuat liputan runtuhan pangsapuri Highland Towers di Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL), mereka terpaksa bergegas apabila mendengar siren. Sebaik saja terdengar siren ambulans atau maklumat ada mayat dari timbunan runtuhan itu tiba, mereka meluru ke Jabatan Kecemasan dan Kemalangan atau ke bilik mayat.

  180. Meningkatkan prihatin untuk keselamatan BH 23/12/1993
    KITA dukacita walaupun sudah mendapatkan bantuan pakar negara asing dan kegigihan usaha pasukan penyelamat tempatan, tidak seorang pun mangsa tragedi Highland Towers di Hulu Klang dapat diselamatkan, kecuali seorang ibu dan anaknya pada hari kejadian. Kepada semua waris dan keluarga mangsa, kita mengucapkan takziah dan berharap mereka bersabar dan tenang menerima mala petaka ini. Penghargaan juga kita berikan kepada polis, tentera, bomba, Hospital Kuala Lumpur, swasta dan rakyat Malaysia yang turut menghulurkan bantuan. Namun kita kesal ketika rakyat dan negara bersedih menerima berita ini, pembangkang sempat menyambar kesempatan itu untuk kepentingan politik mereka. Tanpa mahu mengetepikan sentimen politik untuk seketika dengan turut menghulurkan bantuan, tanpa sedikit belas dan rasa tanggungjawab, pembangkang sanggup menjadikan mala petaka ini modal terbaru mereka menghentam kerajaan.

  181. Punca runtuhan akan diumumkan BH 23/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Rabu - Kabinet hari ini mengucapkan takziah kepada keluarga, saudara-mara serta waris mangsa tragedi runtuhan pangsapuri Highland Towers, 11 Disember lalu. Timbalan Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, berkata Kabinet juga merakamkan terima kasih kepada pelbagai jabatan kerajaan, sektor swasta dan orang ramai yang terbabit dalam operasi menyelamat.

  182. Konkrit tebal halang kerja menyelamat BH 23/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Rabu - Keadaan konkrit yang terlalu tebal adalah antara punca utama Pasukan Penyelamat Malapetaka Perancis gagal menyelamatkan mangsa yang terperangkap dalam runtuhan pangsapuri Highland Towers, 11 Disember lalu. Penolong ketua pasukan itu, Mejar Serge Garrigues, berkata konkrit dan batang besi yang berselerak di bangunan itu menyukarkan tugas mencari dan menyelamat mangsa yang terperangkap.

  183. Bomba mungkin jalani ujian `post-traumatic' BH 23/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Rabu - Jabatan Perkhidmatan Bomba (JPB) sedang mengkaji kemungkinan anggotanya yang pertama kali menyertai gerakan menyelamat di pangsapuri Highland Towers menjalani latihan ujian post-traumatic. Timbalan Pengarah JPB, Soh Chai Hock, berkata latihan itu perlu kerana kebanyakan anggota bomba yang menyertai gerakan ini tidak pernah melihat keadaan mayat yang begitu teruk.

  184. Gerakan mencari mangsa dihentikan BH 23/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Rabu - Pasukan mencari dan menyelamat mangsa runtuhan pangsapuri Highland Towers di Taman Hillview, Hulu Klang, hari ini menghentikan gerakan mencari mangsa yang mungkin masih terperangkap. Pengarah Keselamatan Dalam Negeri dan Kententeraman Awam (KDNKA), Datuk Ghazali Yaakub, berkata keputusan menghentikan gerakan itu pada kira-kira jam 4.40 petang tadi, sudah dimaklumkan kepada Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.

  185. Search for victims ends after 12 days BT 23/12/1993By Zarina Tahir
    THE search for victims has ended, 12 days after Block One of the Highland Towers condominium project in Hulu Klang collapsed. The final toll: 72 dead; two survivors, a mother and child. The search and rescue teams say no more bodies can be recovered. They feel any remaining victims were crushed to pieces by the 7,300 tonnes of building structure and buried deep in the ground, making it almost impossible for them to be found.

  186. Nyaris maut HM 23/12/1993 By Hamid Karim; Aminuddin Ibrahim; Johari Ibrahim; Razali Zakaria.
    KUALA LUMPUR: Anira Mohd Noor, 15, yang terbunuh dalam runtuhan pangsapuri Highland Towers di Hulu Klang pada 11 Disember lalu, sepatutnya mengadakan perjumpaan dengan beberapa rakan sekolahnya pada hari kejadian itu. Bagaimanapun, cadangannya itu tidak dapat ditunaikan oleh rakan-rakannya dari Sekolah Menengah St Mary kerana tidak mendapat kebenaran ibu mereka untuk keluar rumah.

  187. Belanja RM2j... HM 23/12/1993
    HO Hup Construction Co Bhd, kontraktor utama yang turut mengendalikan operasi mencari dan menyelamat mangsa runtuhan pangsapuri Highland Towers di Hulu Klang, membelanjakan di antara RM1.5 dan RM2 juta dalam gerakan itu.

  188. Mungkin ikut langkah HM 23/12/1993
    POLIS mungkin mengikut langkah Jabatan Perkhidmatan Bomba mengarahkan semua anggotanya yang terbabit dalam gerakan mencari dan menyelamat mangsa runtuhan Highland Towers, menjalani ujian post-traumatic therapy. Ini untuk memastikan mereka tidak mengalami sebarang gangguan mental dan kesihatan sejak ditugaskan di tapak tragedi itu mulai 11 Disember lalu.

  189. Bapa saudara menangis di pusara HM 23/12/1993
    KEHILANGAN Anira Mohd Noor, 15, yang terbunuh dalam tragedi pangsapuri Highland Towers bukan sahaja dirasai oleh ibu bapanya. Malah, seorang bapa saudaranya yang hanya dikenali sebagai Yaakob tidak dapat menahan kesedihan di pusara Allahyarham sebaik sahaja guru agama dari Kementerian Pertahanan, Yusof Salleh, menyempurnakan upacara pengkebumian.

  190. Pertemuan tak jadi HM 23/12/1993 By Hamid Karim; Johari Ibrahim; Aminuddin Ibrahim; Razali Zakaria
    KUALA LUMPUR: Anira Mohd Noor, 15, yang terbunuh dalam runtuhan pangsapuri Highland Towers di Hulu Klang pada 11 Disember lalu, sepatutnya mengadakan perjumpaan dengan beberapa rakan sekolahnya pada hari kejadian itu. Bagaimanapun, cadangannya itu tidak dapat ditunaikan oleh rakan-rakannya dari Sekolah Menengah St Mary kerana tidak mendapat kebenaran ibu mereka untuk keluar rumah.

  191. Tinggal kenangan HM 23/12/1993
    KENANGAN ... Inilah antara saki-baki barangan yang ditinggalkan dalam runtuhan Blok A pangsapuri Highland Towers di Hulu Klang (gambar atas) yang mengorbankan lebih 57 nyawa pada 11 Disember lalu. Album yang memuatkan gambar kenangan penghuni pangsapuri itu, termasuk majlis perkahwinan, alam persekolahan anak dan lawatan ke luar negara, dijumpai selepas kerja menyelamat menggunakan jentera berat dijalankan.

  192. Blok B terus dikawal tentera HM 23/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR: Blok B, pangsapuri Highland Towers, Taman Hillview, Hulu Klang terus diletakkan di bawah kawalan tentera. Ketua Polis Daerah Hulu Langat, Penolong Pesuruhjaya Yaakob Ismail, berkata agensi dan jabatan kerajaan yang hendak mengambil peralatan masing-masing sepanjang gerakan menyelamat di kawasan berhampiran, turut dikehendaki melaporkan diri kepada anggota tentera di situ.

  193. Ho Hup belanja besar HM 23/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR: Ho Hup Construction Co Bhd, kontraktor utama yang turut mengendalikan operasi mencari dan menyelamat mangsa runtuhan pangsapuri Highland Towers di Hulu Klang, membelanjakan di antara RM1.5 dan RM2 juta dalam gerakan itu.

  194. Henti gerakan HM 23/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR: Gerakan mencari dan menyelamat dihentikan tepat jam 4.40 petang semalam tetapi jumlah sebenar mangsa runtuhan Blok A, pangsapuri Highland Towers, Hulu Klang, masih menjadi tanda tanya. Pengarah Keselamatan Dalam Negeri dan Ketenteraman Awam (KDNKA), Datuk Ghazali Yaakob, sendiri mengakui jumlah mangsa yang dijumpai setakat ini tidak selaras dengan laporan yang diterima daripada waris mangsa.

  195. Ujian terapi HM 23/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR: Sebahagian daripada lebih 1,000 anggota bomba yang bertugas di tapak runtuhan pangsapuri Highland Towers di Hulu Klang sejak 11 Disember lalu, akan menjalani ujian post-traumatic therapy. Kebanyakan mereka adalah anggota baru yang didatangkan khas dari beberapa balai bomba seluruh negara dan kurang berpengalaman dalam kerja mengeluarkan mayat.

  196. Ambil langkah sama HM 23/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR: Polis mungkin mengikut langkah Jabatan Perkhidmatan Bomba mengarahkan semua anggotanya yang terbabit dalam gerakan mencari dan menyelamat mangsa runtuhan Highland Towers, menjalani ujian post- traumatic therapy.

  197. Rumah mayat HKL mulai lengang HM 23/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR: Keadaan di rumah mayat Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL) yang menerima mayat mangsa runtuhan pangsapuri Highland Towers, mula suram semalam apabila orang ramai tidak lagi mengerumuninya. Berbeza dengan keadaan sebelum ini, orang ramai tidak lagi menunggu ketibaan mayat bersama-sama wartawan dan petugas bilik gerakan seperti 11 hari lalu.

  198. Cadang petugas khas HM 23/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR: Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL) bercadang menubuhkan pasukan petugas khas untuk mengendalikan mangsa bencana seperti tragedi pangsapuri Highland Towers bagi melicinkan tugas pada masa depan.

  199. Terbunuh pada 11 Disember HM 23/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR: Bedah siasat ke atas 48 mayat mangsa runtuhan pangsapuri Highland Towers mengesahkan mereka terbunuh pada hari kejadian 11 Disember lalu kerana cedera parah dihempap serpihan konkrit dan batu-bata. Pakar Perunding Kanan Forensik Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL), Dr Mohd Zaini Abdul Rahman, berkata perkara itu dipersetujui oleh lapan pakar forensik dari HKL, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Johor dan Pulau Pinang selepas membuat kajian teliti mengenai hasil bedah siasat terhadap 48 mayat terbabit.

  200. Hotel still sending food packs for workers MM 23/12/1993
    AS the publicity on the Highland Towers collapse tragedy slowly wanes, food supply to the remaining rescue workers there follows suit. However, Crown Princess Hotel continues to send food for rescue personnel and Press members at the site.

  201. Disgusted with `monk's' antics MM 23/12/1993 All reports by Efi Hafizah Hamzah; Gerald Chuah
    A MAN who claimed to be a Taiwanese monk and the sole relative of a victim of the Highland Towers tragedy has been accused of being an impostor. The family of the victim, Ivy Lee Ai Bee, told The Malay Mail that the man, Philip Lee, was lying when he said he is the sole relative of the deceased.

  202. Move to study safety of remaining blocks MM 23/12/1993
    RESIDENTS of Highland Towers Blocks B and C have formed a `structural committee' to study the safety of their condominium buildings. It will be headed by one of the affected residents, Dr Ian Gray, a structural engineer.

  203. French team leaves MM 23/12/1993
    AFTER 11 days of looking for survivors and victims at the collapsed Highland Towers, the 55-member French search and rescue team is leaving for home. On Tuesday, 30 members left on the 11.55pm flight while the remaining 25 will leave at 9 tonight.

  204. Worried over rubble dumped behind house MM 23/12/1993
    A RESIDENT of Lorong 2C near the Highland Towers disaster site wonders if the land behind her home has been turned into the official dump for rubble from the collapsed building. Pauline Mueller told The Malay Mail that although she sympathises with those affected in the tragedy, she is also worried about the environment which is slowly being spoilt the incident.

  205. Victims look for valuables at Ampang station NST 23/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Wed. - For some it may be just books and photo albums, but others may have more valuable things in mind as they get ready to browse through the dozens of items kept at the Ampang police station in Jalan Ampang here. As they strolled into the station, these strangers exchanged glances knowing in their hearts and minds that they shared a common bond.

  206. Singapore rescue officials leave with a heavy heart NST 23/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Wed. - The Singapore Disaster Assistance and Rescue Team (Dart) will return home on Friday after putting in nonstop work to search and rescue survivors at the collapsed Block A of Highland Towers. The DART members are leaving with a heavy heart as none of the foreign and local rescue teams had been able to locate and save survivors.

  207. Hope vanishes as police call off search operation NST 23/12/1993 All stories on "The Highland Towers disaster" by Sabry Sharif; Vijayan Menon; K. Vijiyan; Tony Emmanuel; Ahmad Suffian; Adrian David; Sufi Yusoff; M. Jeffri Razali; Vijesh Rai; Mohsin Taib; Vincent De Paul; Sager Ahmad
    KUALA LUMPUR, Wed. - All hopes of finding survivors at the collapsed Block A of Highland Towers have vanished as police called off search and rescue operations this afternoon. After 12 days of intensive efforts by a multinational team of 500 rescuers from France, Japan, Singapore and Malaysia, only two were rescued, an Indonesian woman and her daughter.

  208. RM2m worth of jewellery recovered from among debris of apartment block NST 23/12/1993 (301 wds) ()
    KUALA LUMPUR, Wed. - Police have recovered more than RM2 million worth of jewellery from the rubble of the collapsed Highland Towers apartment block. Policemen collected the jewellery as rescue workers went ahead with the tedious task of removing bodies and remains after heavy machinery began pulling down what was left of the apartment block on Friday.

  209. Residents form structure safety panel NST 23/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Wed. - The Highland Towers residents' committee has set up a structural sub-committee to determine the safety of the two remaining apartment blocks in Hulu Klang. Its chairman, Dr Benjamin George, said today the committee was headed by engineer Dr Ian Gray with members from private engineering firms.

  210. MRCS scales down manpower NST 23/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Wed. - The Malaysian Red Cresent Society (MRCS) will scale down its manpower and operations at the Highland Towers condominium collapse site in Hulu Klang.

  211. Stemming spread of disease NST 23/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Wed. - Police are liaising with the Health Services Department to disinfect the surrounding area near the collapsed Highland Towers Block A building to prevent any outbreak of diseases.

  212. Engineer: No evidence to show buildings unsafe NST 23/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Wed. - A structural engineer said today there is no evidence to support fears of Blocks B and C of the Highland Towers collapsing. Dr Ian Gray, who used to stay in apartment 7D in Block A which collapsed on Dec 11, said both blocks were structurally sound.

  213. Greed may not be a crime, but it is a sin NST 23/12/1993 By C.K.G. Pillay
    WHILE we mourn over the Highland Towers tragedy which claimed more than 60 lives, we cannot afford to become hysterical, paralysing national life. It is very unfortunate that 1993 which witnessed an unparalleled economic growth and prosperity should end with a note of gloom, panic and confusion.

  214. Get some answers before adding rules NST 23/12/1993  By Y.K. Eng
    REFERRING to the Government's intention to introduce new rules for the construction industry in the wake of the Highland Towers tragedy, I would like to comment particularly on the proposed ruling requiring independent consultants to approve the plans of the project consultant. We should study this proposed ruling careful lest we bark up the wrong tree and add more rules to the already red-tape dictated industry.

  215. Foreign rescuers a ray of hope NST 23/12/1993 By S.Y. Lim
    WHEN the Highland Towers condominium collapsed, Malaysians from all over the country plunged into a pit of despair and helplessness. Then help came speedily from the Singaporeans, French and Japanese. Their expertise and willingness to help gave us a ray of hope. The foreign teams toiled selflessly, risking their lives to save the victims. They are indeed our friends in our moments of deepest need.

  216. Pasukan penyelamat Perancis kunjungi Anwar BH 24/12/1993
    MESRA...Timbalan Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, berbincang dengan anggota Pasukan Keselamatan Awam Perancis di pejabatnya di Kementerian Kewangan, Kuala Lumpur, petang semalam. Anwar yang juga Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Khas Kabinet mengenai tragedi pangsapuri Highland Towers yang tumbang 11 Disember lalu, menerima kunjungan tujuh anggota pasukan itu yang diketuai Kolonel J F Dumont. Turut hadir Duta Perancis ke Malaysia, Thierry Reynard.

  217. DBKL arah henti bina 18 projek BH 24/12/1993 By Ismail Mat
    KUALA LUMPUR, Khamis - Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL) mengarahkan pemaju 18 kondominium dan bangunan tinggi yang sedang dalam pembinaan di kawasan bukit sekitar ibu kota menghentikan kerja berikutan keadaan binaan terbabit membahayakan. Datuk Bandar, Datuk Dr Mazlan Ahmad, berkata perintah henti kerja yang dikeluarkan sejak Isnin lalu itu berkuasa kuasa serta-merta sehingga DBKL menyiapkan kajian mengenai keadaan serta kedudukan kondominium terbabit.

  218. Kerajaan tidak mahu `lepas tangan' BH 24/12/1993
    KERAJAAN meletakkan keselamatan rakyat pada tahap paling tinggi. Segala keputusan yang membabitkan soal nyawa dan harta rakyat sentiasa diberi keutamaan. Oleh itu, kerajaan berpendapat penubuhan Suruhanjaya Diraja untuk menyiasat tragedi pangsapuri Highland Towers di Hulu Klang yang runtuh 11 Disember lalu, adalah tidak perlu kerana ia hanya melewatkan proses bertindak. Apa yang dibimbangkan, sebelum suruhanjaya itu sempat menyediakan perakuannya, kejadian baru mungkin berulang. Pengalaman daripada tragedi ini, kerajaan mendapati banyak kelemahan berhubung soal pembinaan bangunan, terutamanya di lereng bukit, perlu diperbetulkan segera. Memikirkan ada mekanisme lain lebih sesuai, kerajaan terpaksa bertindak lebih pantas. Tindakan awal ialah membekukan kelulusan semua projek bangunan tinggi di kawasan bukit dan menangguhkan projek yang belum dibina sehingga satu keputusan atas dasar kerajaan dibuat.

  219. Penduduk bimbang bukit runtuh BH 24/12/1993  By Sabaruddin Ghani
    KUALA LIPIS, Khamis - Keselamatan 300 penghuni bangunan blok A dan B Taman Lipis fasa tiga dekat sini, semakin membimbangkan kerana tanah di lereng bukit berhampiran runtuh sedikit demi sedikit berikutan hujan sejak beberapa minggu lalu. Hujan berterusan sejak kejadian tanah runtuh di lereng bukit itu pertengahan bulan lalu, menyebabkan lereng itu rebak semula dan menimbusi longkang bangunan blok B.

  220. Kementerian awasi projek rumah pangsa BH 24/12/1993
    BATU PAHAT, Khamis - Kementerian Perumahan dan Kerajaan Tempatan akan mengawasi pelaksanakan projek perumahan, terutama flet tidak melebihi lima tingkat di bandar, bagi memastikan keselamatan penghuninya. Timbalan menterinya, Daud Datuk Taha, berkata reka bentuk bangunan itu sesuai bagi keperluan penduduk, terutama di bandar besar.

  221. Semua negeri beku projek di kawasan bukit BH 24/12/1993 By Ziauddin Sharuddin; Ahmad Shuhaimi Zabri; Fazli Abdullah; Afandi Ismail; Ahmad Zaini Kamaruzzaman; Fazli Arman; Ahmad Che Doh; Minarni Mat Saad
    KUALA LUMPUR, Khamis - Kerajaan negeri bersetuju membekukan serta-merta kelulusan projek bangunan tinggi di kawasan bukit, termasuk di lereng dan cerun, selaras keputusan Kabinet semalam. Mereka menganggap keputusan kerajaan wajar bagi membolehkan kajian dilakukan terhadap keselamatan struktur sesuatu kawasan bagi mengelakkan kejadian keruntuhan Highland Towers di Hulu Klang, berulang.

  222. Memperingati tragedi BH 24/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Khamis - Kira-kira 60 ahli Persatuan Bulan Sabit Merah Malaysia (PBSM) yang terbabit dalam gerakan mencari dan menyelamat mangsa runtuhan pangsapuri Highland Towers di Hulu Klang hari ini bertafakur selama seminit di tapak kejadian. Mereka berbuat demikian bagi memperingati tragedi ngeri yang mengorbankan 73 orang. Dalam kejadian itu Sabtu lalu, hanya dua orang terselamat.

  223. Penghuni Blok B,C dibenar ambil harta BH 24/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Khamis - Penghuni Blok B dan C pangsapuri Highland Towers di Hulu Klang yang diarah meninggalkan rumah mereka pada 11 Disember lalu selepas blok A runtuh, hari ini dibenarkan mengambil harta benda mereka. Ketua Polis Daerah Hulu Langat (Ampang/Kajang), Penolong Pesuruhjaya Yaacob Ismail, berkata penghuni kedua-dua blok itu dibenarkan masuk ke rumah masing-masing mulai jam 8 pagi.

  224. Lapor segera jika hilang saudara BH 24/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Khamis - Polis meminta orang ramai yang kehilangan saudara mara atau mengetahui sesiapa berada di Blok A pangsapuri Highland Towers ketika bangunan itu runtuh pada 11 Disember lalu, supaya segera membuat laporan polis. Ketua Polis Daerah Hulu Langat (Ampang/Kajang), Penolong Pesuruhjaya Yaacob Ismail, berkata mereka yang mempunyai hubungan dengan penghuni blok yang runtuh itu juga diminta membuat laporan polis.

  225. Ambil kesempatan BH 24/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Khamis - Runtuhan pangsapuri Highland Towers yang dibuang di satu kawasan lapang di Jalan Hulu Klang menarik minat orang ramai menggeledah untuk mencari barang berharga. Orang ramai yang datang ke kawasan itu sejak awal pagi menanti dengan penuh sabar setiap kali lori yang memunggah serpihan runtuhan di situ sejak beberapa hari lalu.

  226. French rescuers call on Anwar BT 24/12/1993 By Bahaman K'Zaman
    A SIX-MEMBER delegation representing the French rescue team which took part in the Highland Towers rescue operation paid a courtesy call on Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim before leaving for France last night.

  227. Action, action, action BT 24/12/1993
    THERE has been quick action since the collapse of a block of the Highland Towers condominiums with the loss of close to 70 lives. Whether any more lives were lost we will never know. The rescue operation mounted on December 11, the afternoon of the collapse, has come to a close with all those involved, the Singaporeans, the Japanese, the French and the local units calling it quits after 12 days. And on Wednesday even before the rescue work ceased, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim announced a comprehensive set of guidelines for existing high-rise buildings on hill slopes, on hills, in fact, all high-rise buildings. That the Government has moved so quickly to ensure as far as possible that such a disaster is not repeated speaks well of it and our hope to enhance the quality of life between now and our Vision 2020. It is indeed strenuous, dedicated work on the part of the high-powered Cabinet committee on the disaster chaired by Anwar himself which is responsible for this quick and detailed look at measures to prevent such disasters. Guidelines in just 12 days, in truth, less than that when you consider when the committee was set up, and its main work is already done. This is really fast forward action by the committee, which should be commended for mapping quick, comprehensive, preventive measures.

  228. `Pick consultants on rotation basis' call BT 24/12/1993By Kamarul Yunus; Cheong Heng Weng; Lokman Mansor
    PROJECT management consultant Kemasrunding has recommended that the Government adopt a rotation system in appointing independent consultants to verify the safety of building projects. Its chairman, Dr Mohamed Noor Hashim, said the Implementation Coordinating Unit at the Prime Minister's Department has a list of independent consultants engaged by the Government.

  229. 11 lagi mayat dituntut HM 24/12/1993 By Khalid Yasin
    KUALA LUMPUR: Sebelas lagi mayat mangsa tragedi pangsapuri runtuh di Taman Hillview, Hulu Klang, dituntut oleh keluarga masing-masing dari Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL) semalam. Sehingga lewat petang, sejumlah 29 mayat mangsa yang terperangkap dalam runtuhan Blok A Highland Towers pada 11 Disember lalu, sudah dituntut dari rumah mayat HKL.

  230. Tragedi kondo jadi bahan bincang HM 24/12/1993
    SHAH ALAM: Tragedi pangsapuri Highland Towers runtuh di Hulu Klang pada 11 Disember lalu dan meragut lebih 54 nyawa dijangka menjadi bahan perbincangan dalam Forum Perdana Ehwal Islam di Taman Tasik Shah Alam di sini, Ahad ini. Tragedi itu dijangka dibahaskan oleh ahli panel yang akan membincangkan tajuk `Bencana Alam Dari Perspektif Islam' mulai jam 8.45 malam di pentas terbuka taman tasik itu.

  231. 3 nama mangsa jadi tanda tanya HM 24/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR: Jabatan Forensik Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL) sudah pasti mengenal pasti 48 mayat mangsa tragedi pangsapuri Highland Towers runtuh di Hulu Klang, sehingga semalam. Dengan itu, hanya tiga lagi nama dalam senarai 51 nama yang diperolehi polis daripada anggota keluarga penghuni pangsapuri itu belum dikenal pasti.

  232. Leaving with a heavy heart MM 24/12/1993 By Nurazah Ismail
    AFTER 12 days of gruelling search and rescue operations at the Highlands Tower condominium disaster in Hulu Kelang ended two days ago, it was finally time to head home for the Civil Securite of France Rescue team. Last evening, the last 25 members left for home - just in time for Christmas.

  233. Sad moment marks end of society's work at site
    MM 24/12/1993
    IN a light drizzle, the 60 Malaysian Red Crescent Society (MRCS) members and senior officers yesterday paid their last respects by observing a minute of silence to those who died in the Highland Towers tragedy. Present was National Unity and Social Development Minister Datuk Napsiah Omar, who is also the society's vice-president.

  234. Baffled over use of plot as dumpsite MM 24/12/1993
    THE Ampang Jaya Municipal Council is baffled over how a plot of land behind a house in Lorong 2C near the Highland Towers disaster site was used to dump rubble from the collapsed building. It will send workers there to clear the rubble as soon as possible.

  235. Geologists offer to help government in condo probe MM 24/12/1993
    THE Geological Society of Malaysia has offered its expertise to the Government in investigating the Highland Towers condominium tragedy. In a letter written on Dec 15 to the Chief Secretary to the Government, society president Dr Ahmad Tajuddin Ibrahim said it was the sole organisation in the country which represented the geological profession here.

  236. Checklist of `unsafe' buildings MM 24/12/1993
    AIDED by complaints from the public, City Hall is compiling a list of occupied highrise buildings in the city suspected to be unsafe. In the wake of the Highland Towers disaster, the local authority received many calls, letters and photographs from concerned parties who feared certain buildings might suffer a similar fate.

  237. Claimed: 11 more bodies, remains of victims NST 24/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Thurs. - Relatives today claimed 11 bodies and remains of victims of the Highland Towers building collapse tragedy today. This brings to 29 the number of bodies released by the Kuala Lumpur Hospital to the next-of-kin.

  238. Work stops on several hillslope buildings NST 24/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Thurs. - Work on several high-rise buildings on hillslopes came to a stop today following the Cabinet order to halt activities at on- going projects following the Highland Towers tragedy. Workers at the building sites checked were just idling.

  239. Ho Hup helped as concerned citizens NST 24/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Wed. - Ho Hup Construction Company Sdn Bhd, one of many private firms involved in rescue operations at the collapsed Block A of Highland Towers, is disappointed it was unable to locate any survivors. Its senior project manager, Dr Khoo Ping Sen, said today although they were not qualified rescuers, they had chipped in as concerned citizens.

  240. Decision to freeze high-rise projects on hilly land hailed NST 24/12/1993  By Sharifah Fatimah; S. Kumaraguru
    KUALA LUMPUR, Thurs. - The Cabinet decision for an immediate freeze on all high-rise construction activities in hilly areas today received the support of many quarters. Former MP Lee Lam Thye said the 16 recommendations made by the Cabinet Committee on the Highland Towers tragedy were comprehensive and would help ensure public safety if they were thoroughly implemented.

  241. Blocks B, C residents retrieve personal items NST 24/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Thurs. - Residents of Blocks B and C of Highland Towers were today allowed to return home to retrieve their personal belongings, 12 days after Block A collapsed. But they were allowed into their homes for only 30 minutes, assisted by soldiers and policemen.

  242. Update of missing persons: Public urged to co-operate NST 24/12/1993 By Vijesh Rai; Sufi Yusoff; Mohd Abdullah
    KUALA LUMPUR, Thurs. - Friends, relatives or even delivery boys who suspect someone they know may have been in the collapsed Block A of the Highland Towers were urged today to lodge police reports. Hulu Langat police chief Assistant Commissioner Yaakob Ismail said the information would help the authorities determine if there were more people trapped.

  243. Anwar thanks the French Civil Securite team NST 24/12/1993
    BON VOYAGE ... Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim wishing the members of the French Civil Securite team a pleasant journey home. From left are team leader Colonel J.F. Dumont, Major Serge Garrigues, Dr L. Domanski, an official of the French Embassy and Chief Corporal Maitre- Chieu Grossbois.

  244. Red Crescent group observes minute's silence NST 24/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Thurs. - The Malaysian Red Crescent Society, one of the first voluntary bodies to be at the scene of the collapsed Block A of Highland Towers, observed a minute's silence in memory of the victim's at the site today. At 1.45pm, about 60 MRCS members stood at the edge of the barren ground which once stood the 12-storey block and lowered their heads.

  245. No repeat of highland disaster NST 24/12/1993
    THE nation must be spared a repeat of the Highland Towers tragedy and the shock and grief that came with it. The Cabinet decision to adopt the recommendations of the Special Cabinet Committee on the disaster should be the first step towards achieving this objective. The most visible effect will be the immediate cessation of all construction activities on high-rise buildings in hilly areas pending endorsements from independent accredited consultants that the projects are safe. Projects which have been approved but have not commenced work are to be suspended until a firm decision on the matter is made by the Government.

  246. Manifestation of love, sacrifice amid tragedy NST 24/12/1993  By Mazlan Nordin
    WHAT do we remember most about the Highland Towers tragedy unfolded night and day in the media? Certainly there were many, especially for those who suffered most throughout the traumatic experience. For this scribe, there were two. First was the television clip showing CID director Datuk Zaman Khan gently holding aloft a baby just rescued from the rubble of the collapsed apartment block. Audible to viewers were the whoops of joy of others there on that first day of rescue operations, and surely those of us in the safety of our own homes cheered spontaneously too. I know I did, since the baby's mother, too, was saved.

  247. Condominium deaths on conscience of the guilty NST 24/12/1993 By Ahmad Zulqarnain
    MUCH has been said and written on the Highland Towers tragedy. Much effort has been spent on finding survivors, but sadly, to no avail. And only now has the fact emerged that many condominiums are illegal structures. Block A of Highland Towers should not have collapsed because of the simple fact that it shouldn't have been built there in the first place. It was an illegal building!

  248. Valuable lessons from foreign search-and-rescue specialists NST 24/12/1993  By Kenny Lim
    THE Highland Towers tragedy took all of us by surprise. And the disaster is indeed an eye-opener with many issues and questions still unanswered. We have watched the live coverage over TV1 and TV3 on how the search- and-rescue operations were carried out.

  249. Establishing legal liabilities in Highland Towers disaster NST 24/12/1993 By Vincent Powell-Smith
    THE Highland Towers disaster was wholly avoidable whatever its cause is established to be: Malaysia has some of the strictest building control legislation in the world, but whether it is properly enforced is another matter. The control is exercised by local authorities and this is largely done through a "qualified person" who must be a registered architect, engineer or building draughtsman.

  250. Taman Hillview kembali tenang BH 25/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Jumaat - Kawasan perumahan eksklusif, Taman Hillview di Hulu Klang, tenang kembali setelah 12 hari penuh sesak dengan anggota penyelamat dari pelbagai agensi yang mencari mangsa tragedi runtuhan kondominium Highland Towers. Tinjauan di tapak tragedi dan kawasan perumahan di sekitarnya hari ini mendapati suasana di situ kembali seperti biasa tanpa kedengaran lagi bunyi enjin kenderaan dan jentera berat.

  251. Pangsapuri runtuh: Negara patut berkabung 25/12/1993 BH
    SELURUH negara sepatutnya berkabung sehari sebagai tanda berdukacita di atas malapetaka yang menimpa penghuni Highland Towers, di Ulu Klang. Siaran televisyen begitu terus-terang menunjukkan betapa dahsyatnya malapetaka itu. Setiap seorang daripada kita ikut meratapi kematian mereka yang terperangkap dalam runtuhan kondominium Highland Towers itu, sama- sama merasakan kesedihan yang ditanggung oleh keluarga dan sahabat handai mangsa itu. Kerja mencari mayat mereka yang tertimbus itu sudah dihentikan. Jumlah korban rupanya melebihi taksiran awal pihak berkuasa. Pasukan penyelamat dari Perancis, Jepun dan Singapura sudah pulang ke tanah air masing- masing. Kabinet sudah pun bersidang mengkaji laporan lengkap mengenai tragedi itu. Keputusan Kabinet ialah pemaju bangunan tinggi di kawasan bukit hendaklah membuat laporan dalam tempoh sebulan mengenai aspek keselamatan projek mereka yang disahkan oleh perunding berwibawa. Untuk projek bangunan yang didirikan di lereng bukit dan yang sudah pun sempurna disiapkan dan yang tingginya tidak melebihi lima tingkat, pemaju diwajibkan membuat laporan dalam masa enam bulan. Kebenaran terhadap projek seperti itu kini dibekukan buat sementara waktu sehingga kerajaan merumuskan satu dasar baru. Kerja projek yang sudah diluluskan tetapi masih dalam peringkat awal harus dihentikan sehingga satu waktu yang akan ditetapkan untuk kerajaan membuat sesuatu keputusan mengenainya.

  252. Bangunan tinggi perlu kajian rapi BH 25/12/1993 By Salina Abdullah
    KUALA LUMPUR, Jumaat - Tragedi pangsapuri Highland Towers di Taman Hillview, Hulu Klang yang runtuh 11 Disember lalu dan mengorbankan nyawa serta memusnahkan banyak harta benda, harus dijadikan iktibar oleh semua pihak. Tinjauan Berita Harian hari ini, mendapati anggota masyarakat meminta pihak terbabit termasuk arkitek, jurutera, pemaju dan kerajaan menjalankan penyiasatan rapi sebelum bangunan tinggi dibina, terutama di kawa san tinggi.

  253. Enam mayat jalani proses DNA BH 25/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Jumaat - Jabatan Forensik Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL) akan menjalankan proses `asid deoxyribo- nukleik' (DNA) terhadap enam lagi mayat tragedi kondominium Highland Towers yang belum dikenal pasti. Pakar Perunding Kanan Forensik HKL, Dr Zaini Abdul Rahman hari ini berkata, dua daripada mayat itu sedang menjalani proses DNA di makmal tempatan.

  254. Anwar syor kerjasama dengan DART BH 25/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Jumaat - Kerajaan mencadangkan pasukan penyelamat khas yang akan dibentuk bekerjasama dengan Pasukan Penyelamat dan Malapetaka (DART) Jabatan Pertahanan Awam Singapura. Timbalan Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, berkata DART yang terbabit dalam operasi menyelamat mangsa runtuhan pangsapuri Highland Towers sejak 11 Disember lalu menunjukkan kecemerlangan dan kerjasama erat ketika bertugas.

  255. New rules on high-rise projects welcomed BT 25/12/1993 By Kamarul Yunus
    THE Board of Engineers Malaysia has welcomed the Cabinet decision requiring developers to verify their construction of high-rise buildings on hilly areas with an independent consultant. Its secretary Haniff Mohamed Ariff said yesterday the board supports the move and believes that "getting the views of two consultants is better than depending on only one opinion."

  256. KL seeks assistance to form search and rescue squad BT 25/12/1993 By Zarina Tahir
    MALAYSIA, which is in the process of establishing its own search and rescue (SAR) squad, will seek assistance in training the personnel from countries with such units. France, Japan and Singapore are among those identified for this purpose. The countries were chosen following their assistance during the recent Highland Towers condominium tragedy. Together, they sent more than 100 SAR personnel and tonnes of various equipment to help in efforts to rescue the victims.

  257. Tujuh mayat belum dituntut oleh waris HM 25/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR: Tujuh lagi mayat mangsa runtuhan pangsapuri Highland Towers di Hulu Klang, masih belum dituntut oleh waris masing-masing. Pakar Perunding Kanan Forensik Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL), Dr Zaini Abdul Rahman, berkata sehingga kini, 42 daripada 48 mayat yang dibedah siasat di rumah mayat HKL sudah dikenal pasti, iaitu 36 dewasa dan enam kanak-kanak.

  258. Work still going on at condo site MM 25/12/1993 By Badrolhisham Bidin
    WORK on the Pantai Panorama condominiums on the hillock of Bukit Angkasa in Kampung Kerinchi is still going on despite a Cabinet decision to halt work on high-rise buildings in hilly areas. When a Malay Mail reporter visited the site yesterday, workers were seen working on pillars while a huge crane on top of a block was used to transport equipment from the ground.

  259. A futile attempt to find passport among rubble MM 25/12/1993
    THE collapsed Highland Towers condominium site has turned into a `desert' after the rubble has been removed. Save for the poignant sight of an old woman picking through the area yesterday, the area is filled with torn clothes, photographs, brick-a- brack and papers.

  260. Unbearable stench driving her up the wall MM 25/12/1993
    AS the search and rescue operations on the Highland Towers disaster ended, the dumping of rubble and debris near a house in Lorong 2C also stopped. But after six days of round-the-clock dumping, the concrete and steel mound is beginning to get more annoying, particularly so with the bad weather.

  261. All 48 victims died on day of tragedy NST 25/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Fri. - All 48 victims of the collapsed Highland Towers taken to the Kuala Lumpur Hospital for post-mortem died on the day of the tragedy, its senior consultant pathologist Dr Mohamed Zaini Abdul Rahman said today. He said this was the finding by 11 pathologists who had conducted the post-mortem.

  262. Getting help from many quarters NST 25/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Fri. - Residents of Blocks B and C of the Highland Towers were allowed into their homes today to remove all their belongings. Residents committee chairman Dr Benjamin George said they were even allowed to remove their beds with the help of military personnel.

  263. Residents allowed to remove household goods NST 25/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Fri. - Residents of Block B at Highland Towers were today allowed to remove their household goods from their apartments. Residents Committee chairman Dr Benjamin George said they were allowed to bring trucks and lorries to load their goods.

  264. Singapore to help in setting up of rescue squad NST 25/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Fri. - Malaysia hopes to work closely with Singapore in the establishment of the special search-and-rescue team, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said today. He said the cooperation on rescue operations would benefit Malaysia.

  265. Banks extend moratorium to residents NST 25/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Fri. - All owner-occupiers of Block A and B of the Highland Towers condominiums have been given a one-year moratorium on their housing loans and Credit Cards by Maybank with immediate effect. Its managing director Ahmad Mohamed Don said in a statement the moratorium, relieves affected residents from servicing repayment of their housing loans and credit cards as well as its interest for a year.

  266. Seek legal advice, owners urged NST 25/12/1993
    KUALA LUMPUR, Fri. - It would be difficult for residents of Highland Towers to claim compensation if the Government has valid reasons to blow up Block B reported to be dangerous for occupancy. Bar Council chairman Zainur Zakaria said if the 12-storey apartment block was found to be unsafe for occupancy, the Government would have no choice but to demolish it.

 

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