November 5, 2012 – With the recent week of heavy rain, we were informed on Sunday evening that landslips have occurred again in the same area of Bukit Gasing that was recorded here in March of this year. In March, DBKL had claimed to the press that there was no real landslips and what we saw then was the developer making repairs on the earthworks.

As can be seen from the photos, diggers are hard at work clearing access road into Bukit Gasing. Re-sculpturing of the hill had to stop whilst dozens of lorries line up along the road awaiting to clear away fallen earth from the steep hill slopes.

As the diggers and lorries frantically work away to re-open the roads for more re-sculpturing of Bukit Gasing, residents can only pray that the accelerated re-sculpturing of the hill will not bring disaster and deaths into their neighbourhood. The developer seem to have been working 7 days a week since the Federal court ruled against the residents of Bukit Gasing.

Meanwhile, are we to believe that the frantic and massive re-sculpturing is not earthworks by trail and error? Is DBKL taking note of the massive earthworks and potential inadequacies of works being carried out? Will it again be a case of “Acts of God” should deaths occur from such “carefully done earthworks” whilst a subsequent committee of inquiry discovers that no one can and should be held liable?

JAC for Bukit Gasing

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