Cabinet to study landslide report, set guidelines

KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Najib Razak said on Tuesday, May 24 a report on the landslide tragedy in Hulu Langat would be submitted to the Cabinet to draw up guidelines on development on agricultural land and hillslopes.

The prime minister said occupants of houses and buildings located near hillslopes were exposed to the risk of landslides and many structures on agricultural land did not adhere to guidelines.

"The Cabinet will get a full report of the tragedy and will set suitable guidelines based on the report and recommendations," he told reporters after visiting the site of the landslide which hit an orphanage, Rumah Anak-anak Yatim dan Anak-anak Hidayah Madrasah Al-Taqwa.

Last Saturday's landslide trapped 25 people in the rubble. Nine of them were rescued but the 16 others were killed.

Najib, who was accompanied by his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, went directly to the landslide site upon his return from the United States following a working visit which also took him to Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Kingdom. — Bernama

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