KUALA LUMPUR: Residents affected by last Saturday’s landslide at Bukit Antarabangsa have decided to sue the relevant government authorities for compensation.
A taskforce set up to represent residents affected by the landslide feels it has enough grounds to sue as the authorities failed to act in time to avert the tragedy that has taken four lives so far.
(Source: The Star Online🙂
What this reminds you?
Previously, I decided not to share my personal opinion on this matter, although many people blogging about it, but after reading the above news I must say this.
Serve them right! They fucking deserve the calamity! (Damn I feel better after saying that.)
1. They should have been aware of the many tragedies involving developments on hillslopes – Highland Towers collapse, Pos Dipang mudslide, Taman Hillview landslide, Precint 9 Putrajaya landslide, Bukit Lanjan landslide – how many more examples we need?? Yet they choose the very place to stay and live in danger.
2. They are rich enough to move from the risky area or find other altenatives but they choose to stay. It is not like they have no choice, too poor to make other plans to move to safer grounds.
The rich and wealthy chose to take the risk and lived on the hills, very well knowing of the danger of landslides and yet when tragedy happens, all blames points to the developer and local authorities. But what about the buyers themselves? Are they going to pay for the rescue operations that have been mounted using public funds?
The residents already know that the slope was not stable 2 years ago and all they chose to do was to complaint to the authorities. What they expected the authorities to do? Spend millions of ringgit from public funds stabilising the slope so that some rich dudes could live higher than the rest of us and show off his richness? Serves them right!
It is funny how suddenly these victims have extra special attentions given to them. I don’t remember reading any of these during many other similar disasters or tragedies happening in Malaysia before.
1. Special postal service
PETALING JAYA: Pos Malaysia has set up a service counter at the landslide evacuation centre in SK Hulu Klang for residents affected by the Bukit Antarabangsa landslide.
The service offered includes receiving and sending mail, documents and parcels, and providing logistic support for those affected by evacuation.
2. Special shuttle service
KUALA LUMPUR: A shuttle service has been introduced to provide transport for Bukit Antarabangsa residents affected by the landslide.
Selangor police chief Datuk Khalid Abu Bakar said the Ampang Jaya Munical Council (MPAJ) started providing the service yesterday using four-wheel drive vehicles.
Service co-ordinator ASP Alhamdu Sehat said that the shuttle from the operations centre was to facilitate residents who wanted to return to their homes to retrieve their personal belongings or to take out their vehicles from the cordoned off area.
“With the shuttle service, residents need not walk 30 minutes from the operations centre to their homes,” he told Bernama.
3. Special financial scheme – Loan deferment
KUALA LUMPUR: Maybank yesterday announced a special financial relief scheme for its customers and employees who were affected by the Bukit Antarabangsa landslide.
President and chief executive officer Datuk Seri Abdul Wahid Omar said in a press statement that customers with consumer, automobile financing and business loans would be given a deferment of monthly instalment payment to up to six months on a case-by-case basis.
4. Free hotel rooms. (This takes the cake!)
Hotel rooms for evacuees
By DHARMENDER SINGH
KUALA LUMPUR: The Government will look into providing free hotel rooms for Bukit Antarabangsa residents who have been evacuated from their homes but have no friends or relatives they can move in with.
Disgusting. Especially when you read stuffs like the government is trying to get hotel rooms for those involved the in tragedy, free mamak food provided, fast fix for water and electricity supplies, army building emergency roads, helicopters providing flights mercy daily, to the point it sounds more like pampering than giving assistance.
With due respect, I cannot imagine the same ‘assistance’ given to the victims if the tragedy happened elsewhere, not in Bukit Antarabangsa – the playing for the rich and famous.
I don’t remember reading such assistance given to the victims or seeing big shots visiting when mudslide tragedy happened in Pos Dipang, Kampar killing 38 people and destroyed the whole village. Most of the time, the victims will be placed in some schools for temporary shelter, but hotel??? You must be joking!
Fuck it. Save our money for better use than to compensate these people. Pak Lah, don’t be stupid to suggest any compensation. I will not donate a single cent to these people.
And yes, the blame game has begin!
ps: Kalau takut dipukul ombak, jangan berumah di tepi pantai. You continue the rest.