THE Highland Towers tragedy that happened 27 years ago is the worst high-rise building collapse in the nation’s history.

Minister of Housing and Local Government Ministry Zuraida Kamaruddin, in an interview with Bernama TV yesterday, said there are plans to build a memorial at the site, in remembrance of the incident which killed 48 residents on Dec 11, 1993.

The memorial will be surrounded by a small park and walking track. She said the ministry was awaiting approval of an allocation of RM8.9 million for land acquisition from the Selangor government. The proposal to redevelop the land as a park was first floated in 2018.

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Here’s what you need to know about the tragedy:
What happened to the Towers? 
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On Dec 11, 1993, one of the three Highland Towers blocks collapsed, killing 48 in the nation's worst housing tragedy
What caused the collapse of Block 1?What was the aftermath?
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The Housing and Local Government Ministry (KPKT) plans to build a memorial at the site of the collapsed Highland Towers condominium, which has been left neglected for the last 27 years.