Tragedy struck the Bukit Antarabangsa area in Kuala Lumpur early yesterday morning. Four people died in this massive landslide and at least one person is still missing, according to The Star.
Why should landslides like this keep on happening in the country? Nobody seems to have learnt the lessons of the Highland Towers tragedy in 1993, and that was just 1.5km from this present one. We still have both developers and governments continuing to play roulette with people's lives. Why are they still taking calculated risks against nature? Do they think they can win? Unlike people, nature has lots of patience. The developers are greedy and the government authorites irresponsible. No amount of posturing will bring these victims back. There's already too much destruction of nature around us. And the way hillside developments are also going on on Penang island, we have better WAKE UP to the possibilities of similar tragedies happening here too.