Minister: Batang Kali landslide report this month

PUTRAJAYA: The report on the Batang Kali landslide tragedy is expected to be completed at the end of this month and will be presented to the Cabinet before being finalised for further action, says the Public Works Minister.

Datuk Seri Alexander Nanta Linggi said his ministry, through the Public Works Department (JKR) in collaboration with the relevant government agencies, was preparing the final draft report.

“I understand that many parties, including the families of the victims, want to know or get the final report of the incident.

“Therefore, I assure (them that) JKR is doing its best to complete this process,” he said in a statement yesterday.

Nanta said among the elements that were being taken into account in the report were soil investigation tests, both in the field and in the laboratory, as well as thorough data analysis, Bernama reported.

“It is important that data from these tests are analysed by various experts to determine the failure mechanism, including from the aspects of geology and geotechnical engineering,” he said.

On Sunday, the media reported that victims of the Batang Kali landslide tragedy demanded that the government issue a full investigation report on the tragedy.

At about 2.30am on Dec 16, 2022, a landslide buried the Father’s Organic Farm camping area in Batang Kali, killing 31 people.

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