Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Bukit Antarabangsa Landslide Tragedy - "To Fail to Plan is To Plan to Fail"

It is so disheartening to hear the tragic news of the recent landslide in Bukit Antarabangsa. This tragedy happened when I was in Australia attending a seminar. Co-incidentally, the Australia news were reporting, that properties in Sydney is highly in demand and undersupplied; the reason being, the state and federal government insisted that proper infrastructure and EIA are to be done first before any new townships in the Sydney suburbs to be established. The process is long and tedious yet the safety of the new house owners and dwellers must not be compromised.
I am totally agreeable with the above, as the maxim goes" To Fail To Plan is To Plan To Fail", and as for this occassion, precious sacred human lives perished as the result of the government's failure to ensure the safety of house owners in their dubious ways of approving development plans and also the failure in monitoring geo-physical movement in the Klang valley in the midst of heavy develoment in these areas.
I quote the words of former deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia- Tun Musa Hitam- Nobody seemed to have learnt from the Highlands Tower Tragedy, and incidents like these are still happening again causing DEATH.