Landslide in Batu Ferringhi, Penang due to illegal works at a resort: 4 Myanmarese dead…

30 June 2019

GEORGE TOWN: The owner of a resort in Jalan Batu Ferringhi has been ordered to stop work on a retaining wall until further notice following a landslide recently, said Penang Island City Council engineering director A. Rajendran.

“All activities at the resort have also been ordered to stop until we have obtained advice and recommendations from consultants to ascertain public safety.

“MBPP has engaged consultants from the Institution of Engineers Malaysia, while the land owner has also appointed a geo-technical consultant. A study has to be carried out first before we can decide on the long-term plan,” he told reporters after visiting the site of the landslide near here today.
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The coastal road has been reopened to traffic after the landslide on June 25 left only one lane open.

Four Myanmar nationals were killed in the landslide, which occurred about 9.45pm on Tuesday. They were hired by the resort owner to repair the retaining wall after soil movements were detected in the area.

Rajendran said MBPP was preparing an investigation paper on the incident, which would be handed over to the council’s legal officer, for action to be taken against the land owner for building the retaining wall without permission.

Zairil said the affected road stretch was now safe, with sheet piling being installed on the slope by PWD. “It is a short-term measure. The long-term measure is the responsibility of the land owner. Hence, MBPP has to follow up with the land owner on the long-term measure to address the problem,’ he added.

Stop-work order at landslide-hit resort in Batu Ferringhi

28 June 2019

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Resort in Penang landslide told to come up with repair plans for slope

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Now, group questions Penang council’s ability to detect illegal earthworks

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25 June 2019

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GEORGE TOWN: A freak landslide in Tanjung Bungah is believed to have buried four construction site workers.State Welfare, Caring Society and Environment committee chairman Phee Boon Poh said the incident that took place around 9.25pm on Tuesday (June 25).”Four Myanmar workers are believed to be buried under the landslide.”There are no further updates as of yet,” he said in a statement.Read more at https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2019/06/25/four-myanmar-workers-buried-in-freak-landslide/#dKLkB3dG4Sc4m0gR.99..https://twitter.com/klwxyz/status/1143527694719574017

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4 minutes ago

4 feared dead in Batu Ferringhi landslide

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GEORGE TOWN: Four Myanmar nationals are feared dead after a landslide struck a construction site tonight off the coastal road towards Batu Ferringhi, about eight months after the landslide in Paya Terubong which killed nine people.State Environment Committee chairman Phee Boon Poh said the work site is located near the Lost Paradise Resort on Jalan Batu Ferringhi (eastbound) at the border of Batu Ferringhi and Tanjung Bungah.He said fire and rescue and civil defence teams have been mobilised for a search and rescue operation.

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