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Batang Kali Landslide: Survivors Are Still Clueless On Full Report

Batang Kali Landslide: Survivors Are Still Clueless On Full Report

Survivors want accountability and action from the government as its been more than three months since the tragedy.

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It has been more than three months after the landslide tragedy occurred at a camping site in Batang Kali, Selangor.

Those who survived are still traumatized by the incident, and they urged the authorities to release the full report on the incident. 

Toni Wong was among the 61 survivors of the landslide at Father’s Organic Farm.

She told Singapore news outlet Mediacorp that she wants transparency and accountability from the authorities regarding their investigation. 

The disaster claimed the lives of 31 people, including 13 children. 

Shouldn’t they appear in front of the victim and say ‘this is the result of the investigation’? We don’t know who is responsible for passing on the information to us.

Batang Kali survivor Toni Wong on the lack of accountability as to what happened.

The entrepreneur added that this is for those who lost family members and to help them all get on with their lives.

Victims Deserve The Truth

She pointed out it’s not fair for them not to be informed about anything.

The landslide incident in Batang Kali, which is also a popular hilly area near Genting Highlands, occurred in the early morning of 16 December last year.

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Two landslide incidents occurred within half an hour, trapping people who spent the night in their tents. 

Wong, whose close friend died in the incident, said she is still traumatized when she recalls the incident. 

Her friend, Eric Wong Chai Chong, was found dead while hugging one of his three dogs.

Wong told Mediacorp that Chai Hong, who was in his 60s, was in a tent next to his dogs when the incident happened. 

She herself was woken up by a “very loud noise” and found herself trapped when the ground and trees hit her tent. 

The ground covered our tent and my friend couldn’t pull me out. They (who were also at the campsite) tore the tent apart, lifted trees and then managed to pull me out.

Batang Kali survivor Toni Wong recalling the ordeal that almost killed her.

Since the incident, she hasn’t visited any mountainous areas.

Selangor Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari said last month that the government was ready to reveal the full report of the landslide tragedy to the victims’ relatives if they received an application.

The report was prepared by the Department of Minerals and Geosciences (JMG).

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