MELAKA: Residents of Pangsapuri Bukit Piatu and Taman Setia Jaya here have urged the authorities to speed up the repair work on the slope in the area which collapsed on June 23.
Bukit Piatu Apartment Residents Association chairman, Lim Kong Hock said the slope was only covered with canvas thus causing concern to over 250 residents, especially those in Block G and H who live less than five metres from the location.
"Even part of the wall of a terrace house at the foot of the apartment was also affected and damaged.
“The occupants have moved temporarily due to security factors," he said when met by reporters on Saturday (July 2).
Lim added that the concrete wall on the nearly 10m slope collapsed along with chunks of stone and red soil at about 6.30pm during heavy rain.
With the unpredictable weather conditions, he said the residents requested that the repair work be done immediately adding that, before this, no untoward incident had occurred even though the apartment was almost 54 years old.
Lim said the residents did not feel safe as the rubble area was only covered with canvas while the concrete retaining wall had tilted and some of it had broken due to the impact of the rocks.
"Earlier, there were broken pipes and now with the constant heavy rains, we are worried that the existing cracks and groundwater will worsen the situation if the repair process is delayed," he said. - Bernama