Puchong landslide victims demand answers from Selangor govt


(Second right) Ng talking to the victims of Taman Wawasan’s landslide at the site.

PUCHONG: Victims of the landslide at Taman Wawasan, Puchong are pressing the Selangor government to provide them with a timeline for the repairs.

An argument broke out during Kinrara state assemblyman Ng Sze Han’s visit to the site with affected residents along Jalan Wawasan 3/9.

It was reported that on Saturday (Dec 16), that a total of four cars and nine houses were affected by the landslide in Pusat Bandar Puchong.

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A resident, who asked to be identified only as Khoo, 43, said they wanted to know the timeline as schools will reopen within a week.

“We need to prepare to rent another house nearby, we have to consider the deposit and the amount of money to be spent,” she said, adding that she has two schoolgoing children aged 11 and 13.

Khoo added that two of her family's cars were also swallowed by the landslide.

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Other affected residents were concerned about the cars still parked in their homes.

During a press conference at the site, Ng said the first phase of reinforcement work involving sheet piling will be completed by Sunday (Dec 24).

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Ng also gave RM1,000 to each affected household and said he would forward the residents’ requests, including for compensation, to the state government.

“This also includes (finding the best and safest method to take) out their cars from the affected houses ... and discussions with agencies (for near-term solutions)," he added.

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