Ridiculous. This is the right word to describe outgoing Housing & Local Government Minister Ong Ka Chuan.
He said there is no clear evidence to show that the landslide in Bukit Antarabangsa was a result of human negligence.
This is what he said:
"If it was human negligence, the landslide would have occurred a year or two after the houses were built but the houses here were built since 15 years ago," he was quoted as saying by Bernama.
Then, he contradicted himself:
"We have to study the matter, we are saddened by this tragedy and cannot allow it to recur as it affects public safety. We have to carry out a definitive probe," he added.
This silly minister was quick to rule out human negligence before even a proper probe is being conducted. Soil erosion and the possibility of it happening can be projected if a proper EIA was conducted before an approval is given.
If an approval was given without a proper study, isn't this considered as human negligence?
Being too close to the developers will not help Ong being more sober.
In the incident, four people were killed and 14 bungalows in Taman Bukit Utama and Taman Bukit Mewah were damaged. None of the people affected was related to Ong. Maybe this is the reason for his insensitivity.