GEORGETOWN — Oct. 25, 2017: The Penang government has appointed former Malaysian Bar Council chairman Datuk Yeo Yang Poh as chairman of the commission of inquiry into the recent landslide in Tanjung Bungah that killed 11 people.
The state executive council approved the establishment of the commission.
According to Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng, an academician from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Skudai, Professor Ramli Nasir and engineer Datuk Dr. Gue See Saw will be on the commission.
Among the tasks of the commission is to determine the cause of the failure of the temporary slope at the construction site, identify parties responsible for it and take appropriate action, including legal action, against those responsible.
Lim told reporters today that the developer will resolve issues faced by buyers of the project.
Developer Taman Sri Bunga Sdn. Bhd. said the group is currently carrying out a full post-mortem together with its consultants and has appointed Arup Jururunding Sdn. Bhd. to conduct an independent assessment on the incident.
“Our team is conducting comprehensive checks to propose short and long-term security measures to ensure similar incidents do not recur,” it said in a statement. — Bernama