Slope failure disasters - a Malaysianpredicament

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Abstract

Spurred by economic growth, development is taking place at a very rapid place in Malaysia. While this has had many positive benefits to the people, it has brought along with it unprecedented problems related to land degradation. This has now become a national dilemma. In just three years, Malaysia witnessed three major slope failure-associated disasters involving loss of lives and property damage. On 11th December 1993 the Highland Tower Block 1 was toppled by landslide resulting in 48 deaths; on 1st July 1995 the Genting Highlands sliproad was swept by a debris flow killing 21 people; and on 30th August 1996 the village of Pos Dipang was deluged by a debris flood that claimed 44 lives. Investigations show that the climate prevalent in the wet tropics and the unfavourable nature of weathered materials are the most important factors to consider in avoiding and mitigating slope failure disasters.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEngineering geology and the environment. Proc. symposium, Athens, 1997, vol.1
EditorsP.G. Marinos, G.C. Koukis, al et al
PublisherBalkema
Pages777-781
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes

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  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)
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Komoo, I. (1997). Slope failure disasters - a Malaysianpredicament. In P. G. Marinos, G. C. Koukis, & A. et al (Eds.), Engineering geology and the environment. Proc. symposium, Athens, 1997, vol.1 (pp. 777-781). Balkema.

Slope failure disasters - a Malaysianpredicament. / Komoo, Ibrahim.

Engineering geology and the environment. Proc. symposium, Athens, 1997, vol.1. ed. / P.G. Marinos; G.C. Koukis; al et al. Balkema, 1997. p. 777-781.

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Komoo, I 1997, Slope failure disasters - a Malaysianpredicament. in PG Marinos, GC Koukis & A et al (eds), Engineering geology and the environment. Proc. symposium, Athens, 1997, vol.1. Balkema, pp. 777-781.
Komoo I. Slope failure disasters - a Malaysianpredicament. In Marinos PG, Koukis GC, et al A, editors, Engineering geology and the environment. Proc. symposium, Athens, 1997, vol.1. Balkema. 1997. p. 777-781
Komoo, Ibrahim. / Slope failure disasters - a Malaysianpredicament. Engineering geology and the environment. Proc. symposium, Athens, 1997, vol.1. editor / P.G. Marinos ; G.C. Koukis ; al et al. Balkema, 1997. pp. 777-781
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