Thursday, June 01, 2006

a tragedy strikes (for the FIFTH time??!!)

A FIFTH fatal landslide since 1993 has occurred in the Ulu Klang area. (photos; news)

And the same bugger fler who pissed me off about dealing with the the flood issue, this time taking on the persona of a fuming toyo(L), has the gall to place all the blame on developers who insist on building on steep gradients. ... ... Forgetting, yet again, that even though people may have the bad idea of wanting to build not just houses but huuuuge apartments on hillsides, IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE STATE GOVERNMENT to approve or reject such projects.

And if they are stupid enough to approve such projects, to then CHECK and ENFORCE whatever caveats/conditions imposed on such projects.

... and not that I'm saying the developer is blameless, but,,, so what if "the state government’s technical team foresaw the problem and had recommended the developer take mitigation measures to prevent a landslide"?? As I understand the meaning of the word "recommend", they were ADVISED, not INSTRUCTED / ORDERED to take these mitigation measures. If you really thought there would be a problem, you would have INSISTED on such measures, right?

Then tragedy strikes.

Then these VIPs come out and visit the area.

Then they make the necessary sad faces, give fuming speeches... but will anything really ever get done? To quote Patrick Teoh: "... Watch out for more talk and pronouncements from our elected representatives. And then be prepared to die ..." (Read the full post here)

How much more crap are going to put up with before we oust such buggers?

2 comments:

  1. What do you expect from these stupid politicians?

    I saw this on Channel News Asia the other day and it reminded me of the same tragedy that happened here around 10 years ago, in a hilly subdivision east of the city.

    The local government blamed the developer but cleared themselves of any responsibility, although they were the ones who are supposed to make sure that the developers adhere to the building codes and regulations.

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  2. ..got the feeling that the 'dude' will be out of power soon and the next guy would be more less the same...happen to most ex-mb sgor..all of them made tons of money

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