On 28 December 2021, I met up with the Joint Residents Associations comprising of Persatuan Penduduk Jalan Bukit Setiawangsa 123456, Persatuan Penduduk Bukit Setiawangsa 7, Persatuan Penduduk Bukit Setiawangsa and Persatuan Penduduk Puncak Setiawangsa to discuss the landslide threats facing Bukit Setiawangsa.
The heavy rain on 18 December had exposed several slopes of Bukit Setiawangsa to landslides. This was the same site of the major landslide in Bukit Setiawangsa in 2012.
I visited the sites on 19 December and duly notified the Mayor and DBKL.
DBKL has confirmed that the landslide in Bukit Setiawangsa took place in their land and Kumpulan Ikram Sdn Bhd has been hired to prepare the report for DBKL latest by 4 January 2022 to begin repair and restoration works on the site.
At the same time, I inspected the site surrounding the Air Selangor Setiawangsa pond which raised a number of concerns. I am planning a site visit with JRA and Air Selangor.
With regards to the nearby development, I urge DBKL to take proactive steps to ensure that the developer complies with the most stringent conditions to protect the local community.
In addition, the Setiawangsa constituency experienced landslides in AU3 as well as Sri Rampai.
I hope the authorities will give the immediate attention to this matter to avoid any calamity. The residents of Puncak and Bukit Setiawangsa remember vividly what happened less than 10 years ago. With the abnormal weather patterns as climate change gets worse, we cannot proceed with a business as usual approach.
I would like to congratulate the Residents Associations in Bukit and Puncak Setiawangsa for coming together and taking a proactive approach for the betterment of the local community.
NIK NAZMI NIK AHMAD
SETIAWANGSA MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT