Survivors of Batang Kali landslide want transparency

Survivors of Batang Kali landslide want transparency

KUALA LUMPUR: More than three months after a landslide occurred at a campsite in the town of Batang Kali, Selangor, survivors are still grappling with its aftermath and are urging authorities to release its full findings on the incident.

Ms Toni Wong - one of the 61 survivors of the landslide that happened on the grounds of Father's Organic Farm - told CNA that she wants transparency and accountability from the authorities when it comes to the investigations.

The disaster killed 31 people, including 13 children.

Shouldn't they come forward to the victims and say this is the result of the investigations We don't know who is in charge of channeling the information to us, she said.

The businesswoman said this would be for those who lost family members and to motivate everyone to get on with their lives. We want accountability and action from the government. It is not fair for us to be kept in the dark. The landslide in Batang Kali, a popular hilly area close to Genting Highlands, happened while people slept in their tents in the wee hours of December 16. Within the span of half an hour, two landslides occurred.