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Hillslopes are safe, not ticking time bombs, says expert

Susan Loone  |  Published:  |  Modified:

The Geotechnical Consultancy Unit of the Penang Island City Council (MBPP) has refuted claims by a speaker at a Penang Forum dialogue on Sunday, who warned of "ticking time bombs" in hillslope development.

MBPP Geotechnical Consultancy Unit adviser Chin Yaw Ming said hillslopes for development are safe as these are properly designed and endorsed by Professional Engineers with Practicing Certificate (PEPC), who are registered with the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) and have relevant experience in geotechnical engineering.

"Slopes that are properly constructed with engineering supervision are safe.

"Slopes that are regularly maintained are safe. Thus, properly engineered slopes are safe and not a ‘ticking time bomb’," Chin said at a press conference in Komtar today...

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