A landslide near a house in Section 9, Shah Alam. (pix courtesy of reader)

RESIDENTS of Section 9, Shah Alam, are living in fear of a landslide.

Jamal told Actionline that the modular garden wall of a house in Jalan Raja Abdullah collapsed due to the landslide, causing one side of the road to close.

“The condition of the house has been left like that for months. I am fearful someone might get hurt.

“It is raining every day and that worsens the condition of the soil.”

Jamal said there was a playground near the landslide area.

“Children use the playground daily and just last week after heavy rain, landslide residue washed into the playground.”

ACTIONLINE:

Shah Alam City Council (MBSA) has warned the property owner to fix the problem soon.

However, an MBSA spokes-man told Actionline that the council could not do the repair work as it was on private property.

“We have informed the owner to carry out repair work for the landslide that occurred within the vicinity of his home.

“Based on our investigations, it was found that the fence was built without a strong foundation and was placed over the trench wall originally built.”

He said the original trench wall could not withstand
the extra weight of the new fence.

He said MBSA would, however, continue to monitor the situation.

“We wish to remind the public, especially road users, to be careful when driving through the area.

“The public can inform us of disasters, such as fallen trees, flooding and landslides, by calling MBSA’s 24-hour hotline service at 03-55105811.”

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