Everytime a landslip occurs, we get the powers-that-be ordering a review of hillside projects and so on.
After Highland Towers, you'd think that they'd stop trying to make big bucks from these projects (two-storey luxury homes on hilltops located by hillsides) and they'd not approve these prjects and people would not buy them.
Well..folks its economics -- demand, supply and profits.
That's why I hate most developers (so few good men among them) and always suspicious of local authorities that approve these projects.
And if you buy homes in these projects....well...what can I say?
You think things will change after the Puncak Setiawangsa landslip?
PS: During my active blogging days, a blogger and I used to go to this area to conduct an interview with someone. We used to have breakfast at one of the kedai makan..at the foot of the hill.
We used to never fail to look up at one house atop the hill -- always a good topic of discussion. You can't help but be distracted by the very presence of the house up there.
I have always been against the building of houses or any structure at hillside or on hilltop.
It is not a matter of whether you can, but whether you SHOULD build these structures...