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Developer ready to work with temple reps

Posted: 04 Jun 2011 05:55 PM PDT

MOTHER of Dragon (Lung Mu) Temple Malaysia committee members are concerned about the safety of devotees and the temple after noticing some land-clearing activities on a hillslope near the temple site.

The temple, which belongs to the Kwong Siew Association Alliance Malaysia, is located on a 0.3ha site in a former quarry along Jalan PJU 8/8, Damansara Perdana, Petaling Jaya.

Temple adviser Datuk Dr Wong Sai Hou said several committee members noticed that part of the hillslope, which is part of a secondary forest, had been cleared on Wednesday and appeared to serve as a pathway for heavy machinery.

"We learnt that the pathway was cleared by a developer to link a slip- road in Bukit Lanjan to their project near our temple," he said.

Safety concerns: Dr Wong (right), Kwong Siew Association Alliance Malaysia committee member Loo Kien Chong and assistant secretary-general Ho Cheong Kong (left) studying a map of the area at the track that has been cleared.

 "We are concerned because the cleared pathway sits on a Class IV hill.

"The track appears to have poor drainage, which leads to concerns about water run-off that will flow directly to the temple," he said.

Dr Wong said the developer should work closely with the relevant authorities like the Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ), the Public Works Institute of Malaysia (Ikram) and the Department of Environment (DoE) to take steps to ensure the safety of the slope.

"The committee has no objection to the developer's project as long as they follow the guidelines on hillslope development," he said.

"I have reported the matter to MBPJ and hope that a meeting with the relevant authorities will be held soon to sort out the land-clearing matter, as well as other issues related to the project," he added.

Dr Wong acknowledged that the developer had been pro-active in responding to complaints and hoped that a temporary measure would be taken soon as a function would be held at the temple on Sunday.

"We will be receiving the temple's deity and marking her 2,222th birthday on Sunday and we are expecting about 200 devotees," said Dr Wong.

"We hope the developer will cover the cleared pathway with a tarpaulin sheet to protect the exposed slope as a temporary measure."

Dr Wong said the temple site was given approval by the state government in 2008, and that Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim and state executive councillor Teresa Kok were aware of the temple's construction and had been invited to the function on Sunday.

When contacted, a representative from the developer said they were willing to work with the temple committee and the relevant authorities to address the safety concerns.

"We have already engaged a geotechnical consultant to carry out the necessary remedial measures to strengthen the hill," he said.

"It has never been our intention to trespass on the temple land, and we will cover the cleared pathway with a tarpaulin sheet as requested," he said.

-The STAR-

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