MALAYSIA is blessed to experience few natural disasters, and yet, landslides seem to be a yearly occurrence. Most of these happen on slopes that have been altered to make way for roads. What is worse is that the speed at which a landslide occurs does not give motorists time to react. As a result, there are often many casualties in a landslide.
To alert motorists about this possible disaster, researchers from Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur (IUKL) and Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) have collaborated to produce the Landslide Risk Navigator Map (LaRiMap) and Advanced Landslide Warning Signage (ALWS).