RESIDENTS in Taman Billion, Cheras, Kuala Lumpur, are worried about their safety following a minor landslide near their housing area last week.
A resident, who wanted to be known only as Chan, said the landslide was probably triggered by the downpour in recent days.
“Heavy rain for the past few days has loosened the soil in the area, causing it to collapse, which resulted in a lamp post being tilted.
“In addition, the inner wall of a drain was also damaged due to shifting of the soil.”
He said residents were worried that the slope may give way anytime since it was raining daily.
“Part of the house compound that is facing the slope will also be damaged if the local authorities do not fix it immediately.”
He said the local authorities must pay attention to the matter, and not to wait to take action only after a fatal incident occurs.
Cheras Wanita MCA chief Heng Sinn Yee, who visited the area on Monday, said Kuala Lumpur City Hall personnel had visited the area to check on the matter following a complaint lodged by MCA and residents recently.
“City Hall told me that they will have to check the land status first before any remedial work can take place.”
“I hope they will rectify the problem as soon as possible,” said Heng.