Today, 6th January 2011, another landslide was discovered on the hill slope just below Sivan Temple. Pictures and a youtube video of the landslide were kindly sent to us by a concerned resident of the area that happen to be out there in the morning.

As you will see from the pictures, the landslide almost reached the pump station at the bottom of the hill slope. The JAC for Bukit Gasing had been concerned when extension to the Sivan Temple started in 2006 and there was a landslide on the hill slopes facing Fraser Towers in March 2007. Even at that stage residents in the area were worried about the soil and slope disturbance on the hill slopes around the temple. Sadly, the current landslide confirms the validity of their fears.

Will DBKL recognize that they will put lives at risk by approving developments on steep hill slopes of Bukit Gasing?

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With our frequent heavy rain, disturbing the natural vegetation around Bukit Gasing has time and time again caused landslides and landslips. In addition to the Sivan Temple of March 2007, we have had landslides at the Taman Pendidakan Bukit Gasing (April 2008), slope damage at pump station (in 2008) and Sri Maha Kaliamman Temple (June 2010).

Must lives be lost again before DBKL gets real about putting people first?

Click here for Youtube video of landslide at Bukit Gasing

Gary Yeoh

JAC for Bukit Gasing

More Photos here…

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