PUCHONG: A resident is in a fix over a landslip that had occurred last Wednesday next to her house in Taman Kinrara 7/4, here.
Chee Show Ying, 57, who has been living there for nine years said that the landslip, which happened during a downpour had caused the collapse of a large portion of earth under her house.
Chee, who works as a cleaner in Bandar Kinrara, was shocked to find that part of the walkway next to her house measuring five metres long had collapsed after returning from work that day.
“A few days after the incident, Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) officers came and covered the landslip with plastic tarps to prevent further damage to the earth.
“The officers laid the plastic tarps and told us that the house is not safe and asked us to vacate the house,” she said.
MPSJ officers had told Chee that the situation might worsen if the area is left unattended. They said that another downpour could cause more earth movement which could affect the houses located at the foot of the slope in Taman Bukit Kuchai.
Fearing for her safety and that of her son’s, Chee had sought the assistance of senior state executive councillor Teresa Kok.
Teresa, who is also Seputeh member of parliament, visited the area yesterday with Subang Jaya Municipal Council officers. She said officers had checked the area and told her that nothing can be done as the house is on private property.
“The officers said that the house which was built in 2001 had no building approval from the council. Chee told us that a former MPSJ councillor had told her that she did not need to submit building plans. Since the house is on private property it will be difficult for MPSJ to do anything,” she said.
Teresa said the only solution is to get a developer, contractor or consultant to see if the land is feasible for development.
“We hope that someone will come and purchase the land from Chee,” she said.Teresa said that as a goodwill gesture, MPSJ had given Chee and her son temporary shelter at one of MPSJ’s council homes.”Chee has already received the keys to the council home and she will be moving in this Saturday.”I have also given her RM3,000 for her expenditure,” she said.
Chee hopes that someone will come and relieve her of her burden.
By : Noel Achariam
Date Published : 08 June 2010