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Ministry circular: 81pct local authorities don’t maintain slopes

The Housing and Local Government Ministry issued a circular as early as August 2021 reporting that 49 percent of local authorities that responded to its online survey revealed their lack of slope management expertise and 81 percent don’t implement maintenance.

The circular sighted by Malaysiakini did not disclose the identities of the 41 responding local authorities but stated that the same 49 percent (about 20) also lacked a governance structure to manage slope and landslide-related issues.

According to various sources, Malaysia has a total of 155 local authorities comprising... 

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