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Community 10 Nov 2016 | 12:00 AM

Residents fear Monday’s landslides just tip of iceberg

MONDAY’S floods had also brought down about 10 mid-sized boulders, earth and sand from a sheer hill onto the road in Pearl Hill, an upscale neighbourhood in Tanjung Bungah, Penang.

Nation 09 Nov 2016 | 3:50 AM

Pearl Hill rockslide being cleared three days later

GEORGE TOWN: About 10 mid-sized boulders, earth and sand crashed down from a hill slope onto the road in Pearl Hill, an upscale neighbourhood in Tanjung Bungah, on Monday.

Nation 23 Jun 2016 | 12:00 AM

Boulders and loose earth a likely problem when La Nina hits

It seems the hills are alive – but that’s not good news. Giant boulders along many hillslopes around the country have been loosened, with vegetation around them dying during the El Nino season. With the coming wet season, the rains could send these rocks and loose earth hurtling down to the roads, endangering motorists.

World 13 Jun 2016 | 8:15 PM

Egypt builds new homes to replace crumbling slums

CAIRO (Reuters) - Bayada Mohamed has left her old slum on a crumbling cliffside and moved into a new flat in a Cairo residential complex, making her among the first to benefit from a government plan to rehouse residents of Egypt's most dangerous slums.

Nation 29 May 2016 | 12:00 AM

Driver’s near miss with boulders

BALIK PULAU: An avalanche of granite boulders gave a driver from Kuala Lumpur the shock of his life while cruising along the Penang Hill range at Jalan Tun Sardon.

Community 10 May 2016 | 12:00 AM

Hail of stones from blast

THE Perak Government has been urged to review its policy on rock blasting activities at limestone quarries in the Keramat Pulai Industrial Area.

Community 24 Nov 2015 | 12:00 AM

Boulders wreak havoc at Mutiara Court Apartment

Mutiara Court Apartment residents in Ampang are watching the skies after boulders from a nearby cliff fell on sheds and cars in the vicinity.

Letters 23 Jun 2015 | 12:00 AM

Engineering group ready to help

From DATUK IR LIM CHOW HOCK, President, The Institution of Engineers, Malaysia.

World 01 Apr 2015 | 5:10 PM

Rockslide at Myanmar jade mine kills nine, around 20 missing

YANGON (Reuters) - A rockslide at a jade mine in northern Myanmar killed at least nine miners, and rescuers were searching for around 20 others, state media reported on Wednesday, two days after the accident.

World 07 Jan 2015 | 10:55 PM

Two dead, 30 missing after rockslide at Myanmar jade mine

YANGON (Reuters) - At least two people were killed and around 30 were missing on Wednesday after a mountain of rubble collapsed at a jade mine in northern Myanmar, a parliamentarian from the area said. A worker from a mining company, speaking on condition of anonymity due the sensitivity of the issue, said the death toll could reach 50 once all bodies have been retrieved from the remains of a massive pile of rock dumped by mining companies.

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