2008 Bukit Antarabangsa landslide

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2008 Bukit Antarabangsa landslide
Time 3:50 am MST
Date 6 December 2008
Location Bukit Antarabangsa, Ulu Klang, Selangor
Cause Landslide
Deaths 4
Non-fatal injuries 15

The 2008 Bukit Antarabangsa landslide was a landslide that occurred on 6 December 2008, in Bukit Antarabangsa, Ulu Klang, Selangor, Malaysia.The landslide, which is believed to have buried 14 bungalows in Taman Bukit Mewah and Taman Bukit Utama, occurred at about 4 a.m. MST, causing 15 casualties and 4 deaths. The landslide tragedy occurred about 1.5 kilometres away from the Highland Towers landslide site which happened on 11 December 1993.[1]

Chronology[edit]

Investigation report[edit]

On 25 November 2009, Ampang Jaya City Council drafted a letter requesting information leading to the landslide to not to be classified under the Official Secrets Act 1972. The application was made by the city council after the Malaysian Public Works Department handed over a technical report pertaining to the landslide to the local council, which led to the public announcement of the report's outcome.

On 5 December 2009. Bukit Antarabangsa Landslide Investigation Report were finally released to the general public. Malaysian Public Works Department's Minister, Datuk Shaziman Abu Mansor granted permission to reveal the report which was prior classified as classified. The government decision of granting permission was not because it was widely available on the internet, but it was merely following established protocols.[2]

Related events[edit]

The landslide occurred just five days ahead of the 15th anniversary of the Highland Towers collapse, which located approximately 1.5 km away.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ampang's Hill of Death". The Star. 7 December 2008. Archived from the original on 8 December 2008. Retrieved 10 December 2008. 
  2. ^ "MPAJ Boleh Dedah Laporan Siasatan Tanah Runtuh Bukit Antarabangsa". 5 December 2009. Retrieved 8 August 2014. 

Coordinates: 3°08′N 101°41′E / 3.13°N 101.68°E / 3.13; 101.68