After much effort by many individual citizens and Coalition To Save Kuala Lumpur, it seems DBKL might be opening up just a little bit to hear the folks that pay their wages. However, it would be foolhardy to relax our guards. It is heartening that the statistics on the number of objections are being revealed by DBKL. People Power has made a dent, let’s continue with the battle for a better Kuala Lumpur. http://thestar.com.my/metro/story.asp?file=/2008/9/26/central/2110286&sec=central

 

2.  Technology the answer to steep hillslope developments?

In recent month, we have heard Redha attempts to justify hill slope developments and claiming that many countries have successfully developed on steep hill slopes.  Sadly, Redha conveniently forgets that our planning authorities and developer are really much more interested in profits. Yes, both do make profits.  Many of you would have seen and read about the agony faced by Medan Damansara folks.  However, if you wish to know how much damage hill slope development can inflict on innocent residents in the vicinity of “malaysia boleh” approvals, do go to this site.

 

Amazing sight – ever seen a flooded hill-slope?

http://anilnetto.com/accountability/amazing-ever-seen-a-flooded-hill-slope/

As a sequel to the above link, it is good news that MPPP (Majlis Perbandaran Pulau Pinang) appears to recognize the dangers of steep hill slope developments and are taking firm action.  They have banned developments above 35 degrees and are insisting of developers compliance with proper development regulations.  Stop work orders have been issued and can only be lifted when fully compliance of development regulations are met.  Will DBKL follow suit?  Will our “first city” be so backward that it can’t even match the performance of a mere MPPP?

No more projects on steep hillslopes in Penang: MPPP

http://anilnetto.com/accountability/no-more-projects-on-steep-hillslopes-in-penang-mppp/#more-3570

Gary Yeoh

JAC for Bukit Gasing

 

Photo credit: anilnetto.com

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