20 Nov '11, 2am

Malaysia issues landslide alert amid heavy rains; expects more than 100 landslides to occur this year

Malaysia issues landslide alert amid heavy rains; expects more than 100 landslides to occur this year

A wooden house in Sabah escapes being flattened by a landslide in this Dec 11, 2010 file photo. A full alert has been put out for more landslides with the rain continuing to pound away with greater intensity. -- PHOTO: THE STAR KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A full alert has been put out for more landslides with the rain continuing to pound away with greater intensity. Experts are already expecting the number of landslides this year to exceed 100, which is the average figure to hit the country yearly. With heavier rainfall expected right through to January, the people are being forewarned and told to prepare for the worst. The Works Ministry, on its part, is conducting a public awareness campaign to highlight the danger signs. This includes carrying out 'full alert' advertisements in the major newspapers. Minister Datuk Seri Shaziman Abu Mansor said the object...

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