Another landslide at the crack of dawn, this time near the Bolton Surin project along Solok Tanjung Bungah, not far from an earlier landslide in September in front of Straits Regency along Persiaran Tanjung Bungah 3.
Mind you, the image above is an old one but even so, it gives you an idea of how scarred the hill-slopes have become.
A nearby resident reported:
This morning at about 3.30am, Wednesday, 6 November 2013, we were woken up by a very loud sound which we suspect to be a landslide at Solok Tanjung Bungah. Our view is obstructed from where we are by trees that have been strategically been ‘left behind’ to block our view of the cutting of the slopes!
The huge boulders and earth that cam down some weeks back have been cleared. Took them a while to do it.
Since then, there has been a fair bit of activity on the hill slope, earthworks involving cutting of the slopes and attempting to dislodge a huge boulder amongst other things. Due to the earlier two landslides, the slopes have been cut further in and some trees have been strategically preserved to block my view from where I stay.
I guess if one were to approach council or the developers, they will say that what is being done now is to stabilise the slope. My worry is that judging by what has been happening, it is getting worse and the slope has never been more unstable than it is at the present moment….
Only this time due to the slope having been cut back after the earlier landslides, the debris did not spill on to the road as much as in the previous incidents. But it is obvious that there has been a landslide. The road has been cordoned off.
Another resident reported after visiting the site at 12.38pm:
The are a couple of excavators trying to clear the brown earth at the slopes. The road has been blocked but the landslide can be seen from the nearby roads. The residents nearby, especially from the Straits Regency apartments, had sent in written complaints to MPPP about the cutting of the steep slopes. However the earth works had not stopped.
Who will take responsibility for this state of affairs?
What has happened to that committee that was supposed to monitor high-risk hill-slope development? Can we continue to ignore the cutting and the scarring of our hills?