BALING: About 40 Taman Harmoni residents have been having sleepless night after two landslips occurred in three months. Two houses were badly damaged while six others are in danger of being affected by the landslips.
Mohd Azhar Sirat, 50, said his house was hit twice by landslips that damaged his kitchen and children’s study room.
“The first incident occurred last February while the second occurred last month.
“We are having sleepless nights, worried that we might be swept away by mud while we sleep,” he said.
Nor Azani Abidin, 35, said he was worried about the safety of his family and neighbours if landslip were to recur.
“We hope the authorities will solve the problem soon.”
Azani’s house was also partly damaged in last month’s landslip.
Baling member of parliament Datuk Seri Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim, who visited the affected families, said the Baling parliamentary office would provide temporary shelter for four of the families pending work by the authorities to resolve the issue.
“My office will bear the house rental fees for the victims pending the completion of the work.
“We are worried about the residents’ safety if they continue to live there during this rainy season.”
Azeez said the eight houses were located fewer than 2m from a 10m-high hill.
He asked the state government to blacklist the developer, who had failed to build a safety barrier to protect the residents, especially since the project was built close to the hill side.