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Published: Monday December 31, 2012 MYT 8:00:00 PM
Updated: Monday December 31, 2012 MYT 8:10:47 PM

Two bungalows belonging to VIPs to be demolished to create buffer zone in Puncak Setiawangsa

KUALA LUMPUR: Two bungalows in Puncak Setiawangsa, each belonging to Setiawangsa Member of Parliament Datuk Seri Zulhasnan Rafique and Special Envoy to the United States, Datuk Seri Dr Jamaludin Jarjis, will be demolished to create a buffer zone between the collapsed embankment and neighbouring houses.

Public Works Institute of Malaysia (Ikram) chief operations officer Mohd Taufik Harun said that before any action was taken they need to get information on the condition of the soil and slope following a landslide in Puncak Setiawangsa.

"People can make recommendations, but we will look for the solution," he said at the Collapsed Embankment Disaster Operations Centre, here Monday.

He said this move would help save four other houses situated on the hill and reduce the soil pressure on the hill.

"At the moment we find that the houses at the top of the hill will not be badly affected, but we worry about the houses of those living below," he added. - Bernama

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