THE relevant authorities in Perak must carry out in-depth studies
before approving housing projects, particularly those located on hilly
State Consumer Affairs and Unity Committee chairman
Datuk G. Rajoo said neglect on their part could cause mishaps and loss
Rajoo was asked to comment on the recent landslide
which damaged three houses in Taman Pusing Indah in Pusing on Jan 7.
“In this case, who should be held responsible? The
local council or developer? It was lucky that no lives were lost in this
incident,” he said.
HOPE THIS HELPS:Rajoo presenting the aid to F.Helan
Flora,daughter-in-law of Manikam(centre).
He was presenting cash aid from the state MIC to two
families who were among the victims of the landslide.
Rajoo said he would help the families to get new
terrace houses or housing lots in Buntong.
In the meantime, he said, he would ask the Kinta
district office to allow them to stay at government quarters until they
find alternative homes.
Relating the landslide incident, K. Manikan, 49, said
he was resting at home with his wife when they heard a loud explosion at
He and his wife M. Indrani went out to investigate
and saw a TNB pole in front of their house tilting.
“We quickly grabbed our son and ran out of the house
just in time to see the road in front of out house cave in while our
neighbour’s house plunged downhill,” said the former plumber.