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1996

  1. Laporan Highland Towers diteliti BM 21/01/1996
    KUALA LUMPUR: Jabatan Peguam Negara masih mengkaji secara terperinci laporan tragedi Highland Towers yang mengorbankan 48 nyawa, Disember 1993 lalu. Sehubungan itu, Peguam Negara, Datuk Mohtar Abdullah, berkata pihaknya masih belum dapat membuat sebarang keputusan muktamad mengenainya setakat ini.

  2. Council appeals to set aside court decision MM 25/01/1996
    THE Ampang Jaya Municipal Council is appealing to set aside a High Court decision quashing its notice to owners of Highland Towers Blocks 2 and 3 in July last year. MPAJ council president Abdul Karim Munisar said the council's panel lawyers had filed an appeal with the Federal Court last month and are awaiting a hearing date.

  3. Laporan tragedi sudah diserah BH 19/04/1996 All reports on "Dewan Rakyat" by Zulkofli Jamaludin; Faizal Fadzil
    KUALA LUMPUR, Khamis - Majlis Perbandaran Ampang Jaya dan Jawatankuasa Siasatan Keruntuhan Pangsapuri Highland Towers sudah mengemukakan laporan mengenai keruntuhan pangsapuri itu kepada Peguam Negara. Timbalan Menteri Perumahan dan Kerajaan Tempatan, Datuk Tajol Rosli Ghazali, berkata siasatan itu mengambil masa yang lama untuk mengumpul fakta mencukupi sebelum mendakwa pihak terbabit ke mahkamah.

  4. Highland Towers: Up to Mohtar now NST 19/04/1996
    LEGAL action against those involved in the Highland Towers tragedy now rests with the Attorney-General's Chambers, Housing and Local Government Deputy Minister Datuk Tajol Rosli said yesterday. He said the ministry was also informed that the Ampang Jaya Municipal Council has submitted reports from their investigations to the A-G's office.

  5. Rundingan Highland Towers buntu HM 21/05/1996
    HULU KLANG: Pemilik pangsapuri Highland Towers di sini mungkin terpaksa menunggu lebih lama untuk mengetahui keputusan tuntutan pampasan mereka apabila pelbagai rundingan yang diadakan sebelum ini menemui jalan buntu. Walaupun tragedi kondominium runtuh itu berlaku hampir tiga tahun lalu, jawatankuasa penduduknya dikatakan masih berusaha mengadakan rundingan dengan pelbagai pihak yang turut bertanggungjawab dalam tragedi itu.

  6. Rescue units need to be co-ordinated NST 29/07/1996 By R.V. Veera and Shareem Amry
    FORTY-EIGHT lives perished when a Highland Towers condominium collapsed on Dec 11, 1993, but the tragedy also took its toll on public confidence in the ability of our rescue teams to handle such complex disasters. Not only did the authorities have to call in foreign experts, but tales of difficulties in co-ordination among the numerous rescue agencies swarming at the site also surfaced.

  7. Owners of two other Highland Towers blocks filing suit NST 14/09/1996 By Tony Emmanuel
    KUALA LUMPUR, Fri. - Owners and residents of the two remaining Highland Towers apartment blocks in Hulu Klang have set the wheels in motion to file a multi-million ringgit suit against those held responsible for the 1993 tragedy. To further strenghten their case, the victims have identified an England-based consultant engineering firm, recommended by the Association of Consulting Engineers of the United Kingdom, to provide them with expert technical support.

  8. Waiting for the next tragedy? NST-LTIMES 22/11/1996  By Sharon Nelson; Geraldine Albela; Sam Cheong; Pang Hin Yue; Suraya Al- Attas
    THE Highland Towers tragedy in 1993 brutally shook the sensibilities of Malaysians. In a country relatively free of natural calamities, the stunning blow of 48 lost lives was doubly hard to take. The Genting Highlands landslide in 1995 took 20 lives. As with the Highland Towers disaster, the now-familiar pattern of political reaction and temporary public outrage followed.

  9. Singkap tragedi Highland Towers HM 04/12/1996 By Razali Zakaria
    TRAGEDI pangsapuri Highland Towers yang runtuh hampir tiga tahun lalu disingkap semula menyebabkan ingatan ketika membuat liputan malapetaka paling mengerikan itu timbul kembali. Bagi keluarga 48 mangsa tragedi itu serta dua penghuni anak beranak yang terperangkap, tetapi dijumpai masih hidup, sudah pasti 11 Disember 1993, tetap dalam kenangan.

  10. Highland Towers owners and residents file suit to beat deadline NST 07/12/1996 By K. Kabilan
    KUALA LUMPUR, Fri. - Owners and residents of Blocks two and three of the Highland Towers apartments in Hulu Klang have filed a suit against those held responsible for the 1993 tragedy. In their suit which was filed two days ago, the plaintiffs were seeking compensation for the loss of their property.

  11. Igauan Highland Towers belum berakhir BM 08/12/1996 By Nurul Adlina Kamaludin
    TUGU peringatan berwarna kelabu setinggi dua meter berdiri kaku di sudut kiri kawasan yang pernah menempatkan sebuah pangsapuri 12 tingkat dengan 50 unit kediaman. Di belakang tugu itu, kesan cairan lilin dan kayu gaharu yang separuh terbakar, menunjukkan masih ada orang yang mengunjungi tempat itu, mungkin untuk berdoa bagi orang tersayang.

  12. Highland Towers: 9 disaman BH 11/12/1996
    KUALA LUMPUR, Selasa - Enam puluh penghuni, waris dan keluarga mangsa tragedi pangsapuri Highland Towers Hulu Klang yang runtuh tiga tahun lalu, memfailkan saman menuntut ganti rugi daripada pemaju Highland Properties Sdn Bhd dan lapan yang lain. Saman itu difailkan di pejabat Pendaftar Mahkamah Tinggi Wisma Denmark di sini hari ini, sehari sebelum tamat tempoh yang dibenarkan untuk mengemukakan saman membabitkan kerajaan.

  13. Highland Towers: Sixty victims and kin file suit NST 11/12/1996
    KUALA LUMPUR, Tues. - Sixty victims and kin of those affected by the collapsed Block 1 of Highland Towers condominium today filed a suit at the High Court against developer Highland Properties Sdn Bhd and eight others. Their action was filed in the High Court (Civil Division) registry at Wisma Denmark through the legal firm of Skrine & Co.

  14. Highland Towers kembali jadi tumpuan BH 12/12/1996
    KUALA LUMPUR, Rabu - Tapak tragedi pangsapuri Blok 1 Highland Towers di Hulu Klang yang tumbang pada 11 Disember 1993 kembali menjadi tumpuan hari ini apabila waris serta penghuni yang terselamat memperingati ulang tahun ketiga tragedi yang meragut 48 nyawa itu. Walaupun tahun ini tiada upacara peringatan khas diadakan seperti dua tahun lalu, waris yang kehilangan anak, suami dan isteri tetap menguatkan semangat datang membawa jambangan bunga dan memberi penghormatan di tugu peringatan di situ.

  15. Waris masih kecewa HM 12/12/1996
    KUALA LUMPUR: Setelah tiga tahun blok satu Kondominium Highland Towers runtuh, menyebabkan 48 orang terbunuh, waris dan keluarga mangsa serta penghuni kondominium itu masih kecewa dengan kurangnya tindakan diambil berhubung kejadian itu. "Berapa banyak jawatankuasa (pemilik dan penghuni kondominium) boleh lakukan? Jika pemaju membina rumah dan ia tiba-tiba runtuh, mereka perlu bertanggungjawab," kata Dr P G George, seorang waris mangsa.

  16. Tears still flow ... MM 12/12/1996 By Harny Abu Khair
    "THERE are many reasons awakening our sense of faith, hope and love. Here are forty-eight ..." These are the words engraved on a small monument that stands on the former site of the Highland Towers' Block One condominium.

  17. Now just a haunt for addicts MM 12/12/1996
    THE unoccupied Blocks Two and Three of the Highland Towers condominium in Hulu Klang are no more than dadah haunts now. Addicts have made a mess of the apartments after looters ripped out all that are valuable in the units.

  18. Grief still haunts those who lost their loved ones NST 12/12/1996
    KUALA LUMPUR, Wed. - Three years have passed, yet memories and grief still haunt family members and relatives of the 48 people killed in the Highland Towers collapse. For Dr P.G. George, who lost his wife, Dr Anne George and his daughters Debbie and Sharon, life has been difficult and until today, he has a tough time coping with the loss.

  19. 73 pemilik tuntut RM52j BH 13/12/1996  By Khirul Bahri Basaruddin
    KUALA LUMPUR, Khamis - Tujuh puluh tiga pemilik blok dua dan tiga pangsapuri Highland Towers Hulu Klang, yang kini disahkan tidak selamat diduduki, mengemukakan saman menuntut ganti rugi khas lebih RM52 juta daripada pemaju, Highland Properties Sdn Bhd dan sembilan yang lain. Saman itu difailkan di pejabat Pendaftar Mahkamah Tinggi Wisma Denmark di sini, dan menamakan Wong Tin Sang (menjalankan perniagaan sebagai Konsortium Jurubina Perunding); Wong Yuen Kean (berniaga sebagai Waja Perunding); Majlis Perbandaran Ampang Jaya (MPAJ) sebagai defendan.

  20. Penghuni Highland Towers fail saman HM 13/12/1996
    KUALA LUMPUR: Seramai 73 penghuni blok 2 dan 3 yang terletak bersebelahan blok 1 pangsapuri Highland Towers, Hulu Klang yang runtuh, memfailkan saman menuntut ganti rugi daripada pemaju Highland Properties Sdn Bhd dan sembilan pihak lagi. Saman itu difailkan di pejabat Pendaftar Mahkamah Tinggi di sini, pada 4 Disember lalu.

  21. Highland Towers: 73 seek RM50m damages NST 13/12/1996 By K. Kabilan
    KUALA LUMPUR, Thurs. - Seventy three owners and occupiers of Blocks Two and Three of Highland Towers have filed a suit against 10 defendants claiming special damages amounting to about RM50 million for their negligence which caused their blocks to be abandoned. The plaintiffs said that the defendants' negligence had caused their blocks to be abandoned following the collapse of Block One on Dec 11, 1993.

  22. Builders must put lives before profit MM 19/12/1996
    THE Highland Towers tragedy is something Faridah Hanum Ali will remember for the rest of her life. Three years after the incident, Faridah, 20, can still recall vividly the reports on TV and in the newspapers, and the grief on the faces of those who lost their loved ones there.

 

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