A couple of days ago, I had lunch with Carl to catch up on the latest topics from the Junior Chamber International to politics.
In our course of conversation, I remember sharing that we must not try too hard to alter nature and what has happen had happen and we should learn from it. We must let nature take its course. Because when we mess with nature or try to alter nature course, it will come back to bite us. Off course, this was on the subject of leadership.
Today it seems our conversation applies to the Bukit Antarabangsa tragedy. It is unfortunate that 4 lives perished in this tragedy.
We have not learn from the Highland Tower tragedy 15 years ago. I was younger than and 15 years later, I see the braeking news of yet another similar landslide. When will Malaysian learn?
Now everyone from our nation top leaders to man in the street like me are calling for a halt in hillside development. The sad thing is this will be forgotten after a few months.
You see, Malaysia are a forgetful lot unless you are directly implicated or involved. So we can expect to see this happening again if not in the near future, it would be at least 10 years later.
Nearer home in the District of Penampang, we have seen a number of hillside development. Are these slopes stable and sustainable unlike the slope in Bukit Antarabangsa?
I pray that we don’t have to sacrifice some lives back home here before the local authority and government sit up and notice properly these approved developments.
May GOD Bless the souls of those who perished and my prayers oes out to those affected.