RESIDENTS of Taman Indah Phase Two in Batu Gajah,
Perak, are concerned about their safety after a landslide occurred at a
nearby housing estate which is under construction.
A resident, who declined to be named, said the land-slide occurred
recently after a downpour.
“We are concerned that the retaining wall of the nearby housing estate
will collapse if nothing is done to prevent another landslide,” he said last
Wednesday after a visit by Kinta Barat District Council (MDKB) councillor
He said soil from the landslide had been washed into a nearby river which
residents fear might burst its banks during a downpour due to the silt which
had made the river narrower and shallower.
The housing estate under construction is located on a hilly area while
Taman Indah Phase Two is located below it.
The resident said their houses might be flooded if another landslide
Thick plastic sheets could be seen covering the slope where the landslide
Martin said he would raise the matter at the next council meeting to help
solve the problem.