23 May '11, 1am

The Malaysian orphanage at the site of a landslide which killed 16 was built without approval from authorities

The Malaysian orphanage at the site of a landslide which killed 16 was built without approval from authorities

'It (the orphanage) is out of our operational zone and should come under the Rural and Regional Development Ministry. We were not aware of its existence. There is no record of an application,' he told reporters. Mr Liu said the foundation of the building was built on a slope of more than 80 degrees with no retaining wall. He said no local authority would have approved such a structure if they had received the application.

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