There's a landslide affecting the National Service camp at Kem PLKN Sri Mutiara Balik Pulau, Penang. The NS camp was perched at a hill slope.
Who is the one responsible to approve the location of the camp in the first place? (smell of corruption here) That camp should be shutdown and move to a safer location.
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NS camp declared unsafe
By LOOI SUE-CHERN
BALIK PULAU: The landslide situation at Kem PLKN Sri Mutiara Balik Pulau remains unchanged and the National Service Department has confirmed that the camp is unsafe for operation.
Department director-general Datuk Abdul Hadi Awang Kechil said a team of NS officers would be at the site tomorrow to inspect and monitor clearing and repair works.
“The camp will not commence operations as long as it remains unsafe due to the landslide.
“Fortunately, there were no trainees at the camp when the landslide occurred,” he said in a press statement yesterday.
There are currently no national service programmes at the camp.
Sources from the camp said staff members, who lived in the hostels near the affected site, had been moved to safer quarters.
The landslide on Tuesday morning, believed to be due to last weekend’s heavy rain, destroyed more than 50 durian, nutmeg, and cempedak trees in two adjacent fruit orchards,
The orchard owners fear that another landslide would wipe out their remaining fruit trees and the camp’s hostels, which they said appeared to be “hanging” at the edge of the slope.
The Public Works Department has instructed officers to check on the site, but it says the decision was with the camp operator because the land is under private ownership.
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