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  1. Penduduk risau tanah runtuh BH 18/01/2001
    KUALA LUMPUR, Rabu - Penduduk di kawasan berhampiran tapak apartmen Highland Towers, Hulu Klang, yang runtuh kira-kira tujuh tahun lalu, bimbang kejadian semacam itu berulang apabila kawasan bukit berdekatan terus digondol dan dimajukan dengan projek perumahan. Sekurang-kurangnya tiga projek perumahan mewah dan kos sederhana sedang dilaksanakan kira-kira dua kilometer dari Zoo Negara dan hanya 100 meter dari kondominium lima tingkat Desa Ku I dan II.

  2. Penduduk bimbang tragedi Highland Towers berulang HM 18/01/2001
    KUALA LUMPUR: Penduduk di kawasan berhampiran dengan tapak apartmen Highland Towers, Hulu Klang, yang runtuh kira-kira tujuh tahun lalu, bimbang kejadian seperti itu berulang apabila kawasan bukit berdekatan terus digondol dan dimajukan dengan projek perumahan. Sekurang-kurangnya tiga projek perumahan mewah dan kos sederhana sedang dilaksanakan kira-kira dua kilometer dari Zoo Negara dan hanya 100 meter dari kondominium lima tingkat Desa Ku I dan II.

  3. Residents living in fear of another disaster NST 18/01/2001
    KUALA LUMPUR, Wed. - Hillslope clearing work near the site of Hulu Klang's Highland Towers, which collapsed seven years ago, is keeping nearby residents sleepless for fear of a repeat disaster. Developers are erecting at least three luxury and medium-cost housing projects about 2km from Zoo Negara and only 100m from the five-storey Desa Ku I and II condominiums.

  4. SMART makin berwibawa MA 18/02/2001  By Isma Ismail
    KUALA LUMPUR: Tragedi Pangsapuri Highland Tower di Taman Hillview di Hulu Klang pada 11 Disember 1993, menyedarkan kita betapa perlu skuad penyelamat khas yang mampu bertindak serta-merta. Ketika itu, begitu terserlah kekurangan kita dari segi pasukan penyelamat apabila anggota keselamatan yang ada tidak mempunyai pengalaman bertindak dalam situasi genting seperti itu.

  5. Highland Towers terbiar HM 01/08/2001
    HULU KLANG: Tragedi kondominium Highland Towers runtuh pada 1993 mungkin hampir luput daripada ingatan masyarakat negara ini, namun dua bangunan kediaman itu masih tegak sebagai memorial hitam, hingga kini. Dua kondominium 12 tingkat dengan 100 unit kediaman di Hill View, Hulu Klang itu, terbiar usang dan sepi, menyimpan ingatan tragedi berdarah yang mengorbankan 48 penghuni Blok 1 pada 11 Disember 1993.

  6. Penduduk blok satu Highland Towers kena tunggu lebih lama BH 21/01/2002
    KUALA LUMPUR, Ahad - Bekas penduduk dan pemilik blok satu kondominium Highland Towers yang runtuh pada 11 Disember, 1993, mungkin perlu menunggu lebih lama sebelum keputusan kes mereka terhadap sembilan defendan diputuskan. Penduduk dan pemilik blok satu Highland Towers membentuk satu penal jawatankuasa kecil tiga anggota perundangan selepas blok kediaman mereka runtuh, bagi mengendalikan kes mereka yang kini ditangguhkan di Mahkamah Tinggi Kuala Lumpur.

  7. Highland Towers: Longer wait for outcome NST 21/01/2002
    KUALA LUMPUR, Sun. - The former residents and owners of Highland Towers Block 1 which collapsed on Dec 11, 1993, may have to wait a little longer to know the outcome of their case against nine defendants. The residents and owners had formed a three-member legal sub-committee to handle their case which is now pending in the High Court.

  8. Long wait for justice MM 01/04/2002
    IT has been eight long and agonising years and for the victims of Block 1 of the Highland Towers - whose loved ones perished in the tragedy - the end is still nowhere in sight. Since Block 1 collapsed on the afternoon of Dec 11, 1993, its occupants are still waiting for justice to be served.

  9. Pakar ramal tragedi berulang BH 21/11/2002 By Mokhtar Alias; Salina Abdullah; Nadzim Ahmad Jamaludin; Anwar Patho Rohman
    KAJIAN yang dijalankan selepas tragedi Highland Towers yang mengorbankan 48 nyawa pada Disember 1993, menunjukkan tapak pangsapuri dan kawasan sekitarnya berisiko tinggi untuk berlaku tanah runtuh. Pakar geologi dari Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Prof Dr Ibrahim Komoo berkata selain topografi kawasan itu yang berbukit, keadaan geologi dan jenis tanah yang tidak stabil juga menggalakkan berlaku tanah runtuh di situ.

  10. Kenangan pahit buat mangsa Highland Towers  HM 21/11/2002
    KUALA LUMPUR: Kejadian tanah runtuh di Taman Hillview, Ampang, di sini, semalam yang meranapkan rumah bekas Panglima Angkatan Tentera Jen (B) Tan Sri Ismail Omar, membawa kenangan pahit kepada seorang bekas penghuni Highland Towers. Dr Benjamin George, Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Bertindak Penduduk Highland Towers, yang ditemui di tempat kejadian berkata kejadian yang mengorbankan nyawa seperti itu tidak patut berulang selepas sembilan tahun lalu.

  11.  `Authorities forgot other precarious spots' MM 21/11/2002By Badrolhisham Bidin
    THE authorities seem to contain their checks and investigations into the Highland Towers tragedy in a small spot. And in the process, they forgot the other areas which were equally precarious, said a victim, Phang Ah Hing, who lost his mother, wife and son in the mishap.

  12. Dermatologist relives ordeal of Highland Towers NST 21/11/2002
    FOR consultant dermatologist Dr Benjamin George, the sight of the collapsed building in Hillview Estate was like reliving the Highland Towers tragedy. To make matters worse, the High Court appeal over the tragedy is scheduled to be heard over the next few days.

  13. History of landslides in Ampang Jaya MM 22/11/2002
    SEVERAL landslides in Ampang Jaya, both major and minor, have been reported since the Highland Towers tragedy on Dec 11, 1993, which took 48 lives. Following that, MPAJ identified four landslide-prone areas in Ampang Jaya. They are Bukit Antarabangsa, Taman Tun Abdul Razak, Taman Hillview and Bukit Indah.

  14. Going downhill... SUM 24/11/2002 By Jeswant Kaur
    HAS 1993 Highland Tower tragedy taught us nothing? Or have the local authorities become lackadaisical, thinking that was one isolated incident which has been forgotten? That December 11 tragedy nine years ago, saw the lost of 48 lives. The collapse of one of the three apartment blocks was attributed to a landslide which came about after a week of heavy downpour.

  15. Kajian tragedi Highland Towers tidak babitkan Hillview BH 25/11/2002 By Nurul Hazren Masitom
    KUALA LUMPUR, Ahad - Kajian teknikal tragedi Highland Towers hanya membabitkan kawasan kejadian dan bukan kesan keseluruhan kepada penduduk yang tinggal berdekatan, termasuk Taman Hillview. Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Bertindak Penduduk Highland Towers, Dr Benjamin George, berkata jawatankuasa yang diarah mengenal pasti punca tragedi itu hanya menumpukan kajian aspek cerun di belakang blok Highland Towers yang runtuh.

  16. AmFinance tidak bertanggungjawab runtuhan tembok BH 26/11/2002 By Khirul Bahri Basaruddin
    KUALA LUMPUR, Isnin - Mahkamah Rayuan hari ini diberitahu bahawa Arab- Malaysian Finance Bhd (AmFinance) tidak bertanggungjawab ke atas runtuhan tembok tinggi di belakang pangsapuri Highland Towers sehingga meruntuhkan sebuah daripada tiga pangsapuri itu sembilan tahun lalu. AmFinance yang sebelum ini dikenali sebagai AMFB bersama enam yang lain memulakan rayuan untuk mengetepikan keputusan Mahkamah Tinggi pada 11 Disember 2000, yang mendapati mereka bertanggungjawab ke atas tragedi berkenaan sehingga meragut nyawa 48 pemilik dan penghuni pangsapuri itu.

  17. `Judge's findings go beyond pleadings' NST 26/11/2002 By Sujatani Poosparajah
    KUALA LUMPUR, Mon. - The findings of a trial judge in a civil suit filed by 73 former residents of Block Two and Three of Highland Towers were contradictory and went beyond the pleadings, the Court of Appeal heard today. Counsel Cecil Abraham said High Court judge Datuk James Foong's finding contradicted the plaintiffs' own evidence and submissions, adding that Foong was wrong in concluding that water was the cause of the collapse of a high wall that led to the Tower 1 toppling and killing 48 people in December 1993.

  18. Hakim tiada asas putus AmFinance cuai: Peguam BH 27/11/2002 By Khirul Bahri Basaruddin
    KUALA LUMPUR, Selasa - Mahkamah Rayuan hari ini diberitahu hakim perbicaraan kes saman tragedi pangsapuri Highland Towers tidak mempunyai asas untuk memutuskan Arab-Malaysian Finance Bhd (AmFinance) cuai sehingga menyebabkan berlaku runtuhan satu daripada tiga blok pangsapuri itu. Peguam Cecil Abraham berhujah AmFinance sebagai sebuah syarikat kewangan dan bukan pemaju perumahan tidak pernah bercadang untuk membangunkan tanah miliknya dan membina bangunan di kawasan bersebelahan pangsapuri itu.

  19. `Pure economic loss cannot be recovered' NST 27/11/2002
    KUALA LUMPUR, Tues. - The 73 residents of Block Two and Three of Highland Towers cannot recover their losses following the collapse of Block One because it was pure economic loss, the Court of Appeal heard today. Counsel Cecil Abraham said the law was clear that pure economic loss could not be recovered as a result of damage to property of another (Block One), adding that the loss was unrelated to property damage or personal injury that occurred in Block One.

  20. `AmFinance tidak peduli keadaan tanah runtuh' BH 28/11/2002
    KUALA LUMPUR, Rabu - Mahkamah Rayuan hari ini diberitahu, Arab-Malaysian Finance Bhd (AmFinance), tidak memperdulikan keadaan tanah kosong miliknya di belakang pangsapuri Highland Towers, walaupun berlaku runtuhan tanah di kawasan itu. Peguam Rajendra Navaratnam, yang mewakili 73 pemilik dan penghuni pangsapuri itu memberitahu mahkamah, AmFinance mengetahui kejadian tanah runtuh di kawasan berkenaan sebelum kejadian runtuhan sebuah daripada tiga pangsapuri itu sembilan tahun lalu.

  21. Counsel: Economic loss recoverable NST 28/11/2002  By Sujatani Poosparajah
    KUALA LUMPUR, Wed. - The economic loss suffered by 73 former residents of the two remaining blocks of Highland Towers is recoverable, the Court of Appeal heard today. Counsel Rajendra Navaratnam submitted that this was because it was financial consequences directly flowing from physical damage caused when Block One collapsed in December 1993.

  22. Keputusan rayuan AmFinance Selasa BH 29/11/2002
    KUALA LUMPUR, Khamis - Mahkamah Rayuan hari ini menetapkan Selasa ini untuk keputusan rayuan Arab-Malaysian Finance Bhd (AmFinance) dan enam yang lain berhubung keputusan Mahkamah Tinggi mendapati mereka bertanggungjawab ke atas tragedi Highland Towers.

  23. Highland Towers case: Court to decide on Tuesday whether to allow appeals NST 29/11/2002
    KUALA LUMPUR, Thurs. - The Court of Appeal will decide on Tuesday whether to allow the appeals by Arab Malaysian Finance Bhd and four others against a High Court finding that they had contributed to a landslide at Highland Towers in 1993. This was the finding of High Court judge Datuk James Foong in a negligence suit by 73 former residents of Block Two and Three of Highland Towers.

  24. Sub-surface drains can reduce landslides NSUNT-FOCUS 01/12/2002  By Ramli Mohamad
    THE soils where the Taman Hillview and the Highland Towers landslides occurred are of residual granite overlying the parent granite rock mass. The strength of soil masses is their resistance to shearing, and this is almost purely frictional. The larger the forces pressing the soil particles together, the higher the frictional resistance to shearing.

  25. Highland Towers: Rayuan AmFinance ditolak BH 04/12/2002  By Munira Yusoff
    KUALA LUMPUR, Selasa - Mahkamah Rayuan hari ini menolak rayuan Arab- Malaysian Finance Bhd (AmFinance) dan tiga defendan lain yang sebelum ini didapati cuai berhubung tragedi Highland Towers yang meragut nyawa 48 pemilik dan penghuni pangsapuri itu, sembilan tahun lalu. Keputusan sebulat suara itu dicapai tiga hakim diketuai Datuk Gopal Sri Ram yang bersidang bersama Datuk Richard Malanjum dan Datuk Wira Ghazali Mohd Yusoff.

  26. Appeals court upholds ruling MM 04/12/2002 By Dennis Chua
    THE Ampang Jaya Municipal Council (MPAJ) was among the parties found liable for losses suffered by 73 residents of two blocks of the Highland Towers condominium when another block collapsed in 1993, the Court of Appeal in Kuala Lumpur ruled yesterday when it upheld the High Court ruling. A three-member panel led by Justice Datuk Gopal Sri Ram said the court was not in a position to disturb the High Court's findings as it found no significant error that would bring the case within any category of rare cases in which an appellate intervention took place.

  27. Court of Appeal upholds ruling on Highland Towers NST 04/12/2002 By Rosnazura Idrus
    KUALA LUMPUR, Tues. - The Court of Appeal today upheld a High Court ruling that Arab Malaysian Finance Bhd and three others are liable for losses suffered by 73 residents of two blocks of Highland Towers condominiums when another block collapsed in 1993. Judge Datuk Gopal Sri Ram, who led a three-member panel, said the court was not in a position to disturb the High Court's findings as it found no significant error that would bring the case within any category of rare cases in which appellate intervention took place.

  28. AmFinance to appeal against ruling BT 10/12/2002
    AMFINANCE Bhd, formerly Arab Malaysian Finance Bhd, will appeal to the Federal Court against the Court of Appeal's ruling that the bank is liable for losses suffered by 73 residents of Highland Towers condominium who had to evacuate when a block collapsed in 1993. It has instructed its soliciter Shearn Delamore & Co to include an `application for stay' of the proceedings pertaining to the assessment by the High Court, to stop the carrying out of the ruling before the outcome of the intended appeal.

  29. Fight for justice continues NST 11/12/2002 By Jalina Joheng
    KUALA LUMPUR, Tues. - Have we forgotten? These pictures will definitely raise the question. Nine years ago on this day (Dec 11, 1993), Highland Towers was turned into a household name when the 12-storey Block One collapsed, killing 48 people.

  30. Keluarga mangsa kenang kejadian Highland Towers BH 12/12/2002
    KUALA LUMPUR, Rabu - Sembilan tahun sudah berlalu tetapi tragedi kondominium Highland Towers di Hulu Klang dekat sini yang runtuh dan mengorbankan 48 orang masih dikenang dan kehilangan rakan serta saudara terus dirasai. Suasana hening dan pilu menyelubungi kawasan tragedi itu hari ini apabila waris dan sahabat handai mangsa tragedi itu melawat kawasan kejadian sempena ulang tahun ke-sembilan memperingati tragedi itu.

  31. Waris mangsa tragedi Highland Towers pilu HM 12/12/2002
    KUALA LUMPUR: Sembilan tahun sudah berlalu tetapi tragedi kondominium Highland Towers di Hulu Klang yang runtuh dan mengorbankan 48 orang masih dikenang dan kehilangan rakan serta saudara terus dirasai.

  32. Reliving Highland Towers collapse MM 12/12/2002 By Pauline Almeida
    DECEMBER 11, 1993 was the fateful day when one of the three tower blocks of the Highland Towers condominium in Hulu Kelang collapsed and took 48 lives. Nine years on, the pain of having lost their loved ones was very much felt by families, relatives and friends.

  33. Life goes on for survivors MM 12/12/2002
    WHILE considering themselves lucky to have been spared in the Highland Towers tragedy in Hulu Kelang, residents of the remaining blocks can still recall the disaster vividly, even after nine years. "It was like a drama. We just could not believe our eyes when Block One fell. Everyone started running... subsequently, we went to the scene and looked at the collapsed block.

  34. The events that took place.. MM 12/12/2002 .
    NINE years ago on Dec 11, the 12-storey Block One of the Highland Towers in Hulu Kelang collapsed, claiming 48 lives. The residents blamed the local council for not addressing the danger posed by the hill slopes, and the poor drainage.

  35. Sad day at Highland Towers site NST 12/12/2002
    KUALA LUMPUR, Wed. - Nine years have gone by and the Highland Towers condominium tragedy remains a grim memory. Today was a solemn occasion at the Hulu Kelang site as relatives and friends came to pay their respects to the 48 who died when the condominium collapsed on Dec 11, 1993.

  36. Calling these Highland Towers plaintiffs MM 03/04/2003
    THE legal committee of the Highland Towers Block 1 Civil Suits is trying to get in touch with several plaintiffs who have lost contact with the committee.
    Highland Towers case: 10 sought NST 03/04/2003
    KUALA LUMPUR, Wed. - The Legal Committee of the Highland Towers Block 1 Civil Suits wishes to contact 10 plaintiffs in the case, with whom it has lost touch over the years.

  37. Highland Towers suit: Hearing adjourned NST 30/04/2003
    KUALA LUMPUR, Tues. - The Federal Court today adjourned the hearing of an application for leave to appeal by Arab Malaysian Finance Bhd and four others in the Highland Towers suit to a date to be fixed pending the outcome of a discussion by par ties.

  38. Parties In Highland Towers Suit Triying To Resolve Matter 30/04/2003 The Sun
    Kuala Lumpur : The Federal Court yesterday adjourned the hearing of an application by Arab Malaysian Finance Bhd (AMFB) and three others for leave to appeal against a High Court Ruling that they are liable for losses suffered by residents of two blocks of Highland Towers condominium.

  39. Hantu-hantu Highland Towers MA 28/09/2003  By Al-Abror Mohd Yusuf; Fuad Hadinata Yaacob
    KUALA LUMPUR: Selepas 10 tahun berlalu, kondominium Highland Towers yang menyebabkan kematian 48 penghuninya kini dikatakan `berhantu'. Berhantu dimaksudkan bukan kerana dihuni hantu, sebaliknya kondo yang tidak didiami itu menjadi pusat penagih dadah melepaskan gian dan juga tempat remaja bercengkerama.

  40. Nampak cahaya dari bangunan MA 28/09/2003
    AMPANG: Aduan orang awam yang mendakwa mereka melihat cahaya lampu dari bangunan Highland Towers yang masih tinggal menimbulkan rasa curiga sama ada kawasan terbabit berpenghuni atau didiami `golongan tertentu'. Bagaimanapun, pemeriksaan dan operasi yang dijalankan Polis Diraja Malaysia (PDRM) tidak menemui sebarang bukti yang boleh mengesahkan dakwaan itu.

  41. Mangsa tragedi terus tuntut pampasan BH 18/10/2003
    PERJUANGAN menuntut pampasan daripada tragedi runtuhan pangsapuri Highland Towers yang meragut 48 nyawa masih berterusan walaupun ia berlaku 10 tahun lalu. Perbincangan antara plaintif dan defendan mengenai pampasan masih berlangsung walaupun mereka sudah menang di Mahkamah Tinggi dan Rayuan Kuala Lumpur tahun lalu.

  42. Ke mana hilangnya Nur Hamidah? BH 18/10/2003 By Rohaniza Idris; Teh Kean Keat
    KISAH Nur Hamidah Najib menjadi terkenal pada 11 Disember 1993, apabila dia yang ketika itu berusia 18 bulan diselamatkan bersama ibunya, Umi Rashidah Khoruman, 22, dalam tragedi runtuhan pangsapuri Highland Towers di Hulu Klang yang menggemparkan seluruh negara. Pangsapuri 12 tingkat di Taman Hillview itu runtuh pada jam 1.30 petang disebabkan tapak tidak stabil dan kegagalan menahan pergerakan tanah.

  43. Keputusan rayuan kes Highland Towers hari ini BH-EKO 06/02/2004  By Khairunnisa Hussin
    PUTRAJAYA: Mahkamah Persekutuan di sini, semalam, menetapkan hari ini untuk memutuskan sama ada Majlis Perbandaran Ampang Jaya (MPAJ) dibenarkan untuk merayu keputusan Mahkamah Rayuan berhubung tragedi Highland Towers yang meragut nyawa 48 pemilik dan penghuni pangsapuri itu, 10 tahun lalu. Tiga Hakim Mahkamah Persekutuan diketuai oleh Datuk Steven Shin memutuskan untuk membuat keputusan itu selepas mendengar hujah peguam MPAJ (perayu) dan peguam wakil penduduk (responden).

 

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