Slope collapse in Lahat, MBI is waiting on developer’s report

by Aida Aziz

The Ipoh City Council (MBI) is still waiting for a complete report from the developer regarding the alleged landslide near the residential area in Lahat Waterfront City recently.

Ipoh Mayor Datuk Rumaizi Baharin said his party had received a report from the developer yesterday, however he said a complete report on the incident would be obtained in the near future.

“In principle, we have asked the developer to make a report, but we will inform the public of the complete report later because it involves many things.

“We will share the report later, we already asked for it yesterday morning, it is possible that it will be ready today,” he said.

He said this in commenting on the claim of a TikTok account owner who uploaded a video of a slope collapse near a residential area in Lahat Waterfront City, recently.

In the video lasting 1 minute and  11 seconds, netizens claim that there is a collapse around the residential area near the artificial lake and it is feared that it will pose a risk to the residents.

Rumaizi was met by reporters at a press conference after the Swearing-In Ceremony of Councillors for the period from February 16, 2023 to February 15, 2024 at the Ipoh City Council Meeting Hall (MBI) on Wednesday.

Also present was the Chairman of the State Housing and Local Government Committee, Sandrea Ng Shy Ching.

Earlier in the ceremony, a total of 25 people including Rumaizi were sworn in as Ipoh City Councilors (MBI) for the period from 16 February 2023 to 15 February 2024.

Of that number, Pakatan Harapan (PH) is represented by 19 council members, namely DAP 11, PKR 6 and Amanah 2, while Barisan Nasional (BN) has five council members.

As for the appointment of BN Councillors, there are no appointments among MCA and MIC representatives.

When asked about the lack of appointment of representatives from the two BN component parties, Sandrea said that negotiations regarding the appointment had been conducted with PH and BN.

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