TheStar Online – Thursday November 19, 2009

SHAH ALAM: The main factor behind the Taman Bukit Mewah landslide at Bukit Antarabangsa in Hulu Kelang last December was a burst pipe along several abandoned houses.

This caused the earth on the hill to be waterlogged, said Mentri Besar Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim.

He added that the findings of a technical committee revealed that the waterlogged earth on the slope was the main cause of the landslide.

However, Khalid added that the report did not say who was responsible for the tragedy.

“We have declassified the investigation report prepared by the Public Works Department on the incident which claimed five lives and caused damage that ran into millions of ringgit,” he said.