MERCY MALAYSIA AND SLOPEWATCH ROADSHOW AT BUKIT ANTARABANGSA

Project MERCY MALAYSIA AND SLOPEWATCH ROADSHOW AT BUKIT ANTARABANGSA
Objectives

To increase local residents’ awareness of danger signs and how to be prepared for disasters, such as planning an escape route, pre-arranging of meeting points and the preparation of emergency grab bag.

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Activities

Held a roadshow where exhibitions and talks were presented on Disaster Risk Reduction and Slope Safety, as well as promoting the Community SlopeWatch programme.

Locations Bukit Antarabangsa
Period 2009
Accomplishments

Over 60 residents and their families attended the talks, and it was evident during the sessions that there is a strong interest from the community on how they can prevent and mitigate future disasters.

Background

Five lives were lost and 14 bungalows were destroyed in Taman Bukit Mewah when a landslide struck Bukit Antarabangsa in the early hours of December 5, 2008.

A year on, Coalition of Bukit Antarabangsa Residents Associations (CoBARA) chairman Shahrul Hafiz Teh Abdullah said that the memory of the tragedy was still vivid in the people’s minds and emotions ran high as residents recounted their personal experiences and sense of loss.