The Malaysian Insider

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 7 — About 2,000 residents of four areas in Bukit Antarabangsa have been ordered to move immediately as study by the Public Works Institute of Malaysia (Ikram) and the Public Works Department (PWD) has found that the areas have a high risk of being hit by landslides.

Selangor chief police officer, Datuk Khalid Abu Bakar, said the four areas are the Impian Selatan Condominium, Taman Bukit Mewah, Jalan 6A Taman Bukit Jaya and Jalan 9 Taman Wangsa Ukay.

I hope they follow orders. If anything untoward happens, operations personnel cannot be held responsible. Inspection shows that the condo that is on a hillside and near the landslide scene, may collapse anytime,” he told reporters this evening.

Khalid said there was a mistake in the information given during his afternoon news conference that the Kyoto Garden Condominium would collapse anytime and that between 60 and 70 residents were ordered to move out.

The information I was given was wrong. Kyoto Garden is far away from the landslide scene,” he said.

Khalid said the Kyoto Garden condominium was located outside the danger zone and far from the landslide area and as such the residents need not worry.

We have however advised the residents of the four areas named. We do not want to see another terrible tragedy happening,” he said while assuring that General Operations Force personnel will ensure the security of their homes.

He also said that with the completion of the BR90 British-made bridge by the army, residents who had evacuated could move their vehicles to a safer place. — Bernama

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