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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Bukit Antarabangsa

Blue/Orange tarp doesn't work? Use stone baskets.

UPDATE BELOW

The above photo was taken today, April 29, 2009 at about 3.05 pm along Jalan Wangsa 1 leading up to Bukit Antarabangsa. This slope had collapsed quite a few years ago. Up until recently, the collapsed slope had been covered by the Malaysian answer to all landslides - the blue/orange tarpaulin which now are in tatters due to weather and neglect. Just what will be done to rectify this landslip is not known although earth strenghtening work has started further up the road after the deadly landslide of last December which claimed 5 lives. Part of the RM70 million rescue project announced by the government. Does it include this slope on Jalan Wangsa 1? Don't know. It doesn't look like it. Well, to be fair to somebody they did make all those stone 'baskets' a few months ago. What these are supposed to do if the slope collapses again is anybody's guess.

Jalan Wangsa 1 is also lined by what were once beautiful, tall pine trees. However, these are now rotted and brittle and branches and sometimes whole trees break and fall across the busy road during rain-storms. Fortunately, nobody has been injured. So far. Little or no attention has been given to this problem which has been highlighted to the local authority, MPAJ on several occasions.

Can you almost hear this being said somewhere?..............

"Ape? Bukit Antarabangsa? Landslide? Trees fell down? What la! Again ah? How many people die? Ha? Nobody die? Then disturb me for what? Wait la. Somebody die then you call again, okay?"

NIAMAH!!!

I received this email today.....

Ruj. Kami : AMMK/SEL/PBT(6)/045/LKL


Tarikh : 29hb April 2009


SEGERA DENGAN FAKS DAN POS


Yang Berbahagia Dato' Mohammad bin Yacob

Yang Dipertua,

Majlis Perbandaran Ampang Jaya (MPAJ),

Menara MPAJ, Jalan Pandan Utama,

Pandan Indah Selatan,

55100 KUALA LUMPUR


Dato',


MEMINTA TINDAKAN SEGERA KE ATAS PEMBAIKAN CERUN DI SEPANJANG JALAN WANGSA 1, ARAH MENUJU KE BUKIT ANTARABANGSA


Dengan segala hormatnya saya merujuk kepada perkara di atas.


2. Adalah dimaklumkan bahawa Pejabat YB Elizabeth Wong selaku Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Tetap Pelancongan, Hal Ehwal Pengguna dan Alam Sekitar telah menerima aduan berkenaan dengan tanah cerun runtuh di sepanjang Jalan Wangsa 1, arah menuju ke Bukit Antarabangsa.


3. Tempat kejadian (sila rujuk lampiran gambar) tersebut telah menunjukan bahawa pembaikan cerun yang cuba dilakukan tidak efektif. Tambahan pula, tiada sebarang tindakan yang selanjutnya diambil selepas tragedi tanah runtuh yang berlaku tahun lepas. Seperti yang dimaklumkan, kerajaan telah memperuntukkan RM70 juta untuk projek pembaikan tanah runtuh. Apakah perkembangan pembaikan tersebut?


4. Sehubungan itu, Pejabat YB Elizabeth Wong ingin meminta pihak Dato' untuk mengambil tindakan segera ke atas pembaikan cerun di tempat tersebut. Pihak Dato' juga dipohon untuk menyediakan satu laporan perkembangan projek pembaikan yang berjumlah RM70 juta tersebut untuk pengetahuan Pejabat YB Elizabeth Wong selewat-lewatnya pada 6hb Mei 2009 (Rabu). Kerjasama pihak Dato' didahului dengan ribuan terima kasih.


Sekian.



“BERKHIDMAT UNTUK RAKYAT”


Saya yang menurut perintah




LEE KHAI LOON

Setiausaha Politik kepada YB Elizabeth Wong

012-2258607


s.k.


1. Y. Bhg. Encik Patrick Teoh

Artis dan blogger. mortimer53@gmail.com



--
LEE Khai Loon
012 - 225 8607
Political Secretary to YB Elizabeth Wong
EXCO for Tourism, Consumer Affairs & Environment



12 comments:

telur dua said...

Forgotten oredi lah.

Anonymous said...

Patrick,

I can really truly understand why you name your blog as NIAMAH.

Because everytime I read your blog, it really makes me yell "NIAMAH" to those incompetency and tidak-apa attitude of our Bee-End gomen!

NIAMAH!!!

Jason said...

Dah habis lupa hal ini. Just another incident swept under the carpet by the government.

fahmi said...

hi uncle.. this story kebanyakan orang sudah lupa.. when it happen only people will talk.. eventhough it concerns the people who lives nearby, but no further action except the blue-orange tarp...

Anonymous said...

Patrick,

Jalan Wangsa One will be the next headline. Trust me.

blong

Anonymous said...

aiyo, no big money to make from this small lane ler. samy..oops sorry no longer your problem. ooi, man, boleh selesai ka? berapa juta eh?

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 5:32pm
The last I remember Selangor is no longer under Bee-End. Antarabangsa's MP is from Keadi-tou-lan. PKR too busy with Perak to worry about Antarabangsa.

NB2U

Anonymous said...

the chinese like their cemetry on a
bukit. they also prefer houses on a
bukit

man, the gomen is giving you guys
what you always wanted...


lagi for free..

live die in the preferred place...

Anonymous said...

ring...ring...ring....niamah at 3am :
" helo...helo...@#$%^&*...you stoopid
number ...you got the wrong idiot lah ....@#$%^&*....too lan !!"

Anonymous said...

Gabion Wall works. The problem, according to the photo, is the steep slope behind. One should try to trim down to the scar of the slip and make the slope gentle. Or, trim to the scar of the slip and do soil nailing. the Gabion wall (basket, according to u) is to stabilise the toe of the slope.
Take this from a local boy working as the professional geotechnical engineering in HK.

The final worry is the workmanship, which i doubt very much

monsterball said...

More must die or smart one...move out!Only idiots will stay and take risks.
Should be cheap properties for bachelors...OK.....die ..die alone.
Parents should not risk and stay there with innocent children.
I can feel the pains and sorrows of a life savings by parents....gone!!

nanda666 said...

What about the slopes on the NKVE Jalan Duta stretch? Didn't they say that the angle has to be less than 45 degrees..blah..blah..blah...when a section came tumbling down years ago?? didn't our "Uncle Sam" get a helicopter to get out there to see for himself???

Now it's all forgotten...same old..same old...

Nuffnang