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PRESS STATEMENT

Heavy downpour yesterday triggered landslide on the hill side located on the left of Thean Hou Temple at Persiaran Endah, Off Jalan Syed Putra. The downslope movement occurred last night(1/10/2020) at about 9pm.

It was not at the back hill of Thean Hou Temple as reported earlier in a Chinese newspaper. Landslide at the back hill was not detected.

According to the advice of the land experts, the best way to prevent the landslide is to erect protective rock/concrete blocks against erosion on the slope in issue. As proposed by the experts earlier, the erection of the 7-storey carpark together with the preventive landslide measure would help solve the current problem. DBKL is urged to approve the Thean Hou Temple Reinforcement Work as soon as possible for the sake of public interest.

“We will invite civil engineers to conduct a detailed study on the landslide area; if necessary, we will also invite geological engineers to assure that the geological factors regarding the location, design, construction, operation and maintenance of engineering works are recognized and accounted for.” said by the spokesperson of Persatuan Hainan Selangor & Wilayah Persekutuan (Thean Hou Temple).

Thanks to BOMBA and DBKL for their prompt actions to clear the mess.

Canvas on the affected slope were placed by DBKL to prevent more soil runoff immediately after the incident was reported. The affected area was temporarily closed. The public is urged not to panic as the rest of the areas in Thean Hou Temple are safe.