Concern in Gombak Utara over ECRL project
Residents worry for their homes, which will be demolished to make way for the mega rail project.
Photographs by Ahmad Sadiq Mohamad Sani
An aerial view of Kampung Orang Asli Batu 12 in Gombak which will be demolished soon to make way for the East Coast Rail Link or ECRL project.
Houses are marked with red paint to show that the land on which they stand has been taken by Malaysia Rail Link Sdn Bhd for the project.
A motorcyclist passes a house marked with red paint.
An Orang Asli woman tends to the plants outside her house in the village.
A lorry involved in the project passes a row of houses by the side of Jalan Gombak. Residents say that such activities are causing cracks to appear in their walls.
A young girl sits in a room where the walls have cracked due to what the residents say was an explosion at the nearby construction site.
A villager shows one of the cracks in his wall.
Cracks also line the floor at a home in Kampung Sungai Rumput near Jalan Gombak.
A woman and her daughter inspect the cracked floor at the back of their house.
An aerial view of cleared land where a depot will be built beside Taman Permai Jaya and Kampung Sungai Salak in Batu 10, Gombak.
The tomb of Sheikh Muhammad Nur, a religious figure, which locals fear will need to be moved due to the project construction.
A man walks down a road near a logistics site belonging to the project constructor, China Communication Construction Company or CCCC.
Construction workers clean a road in Kampung Sungai Salak after an overflow of mud from the nearby construction site.
Construction workers at the ECRL Genting tunnel, next to a recreational river in Alang Sedayu, Batu 12 Gombak.
An aerial view of the ECRL Genting tunnel.
Notices from the state government, asking locals to empty the site, and prohibiting the construction of huts near the river.
A local points to a map of the ECRL network.
A goatherd tends to his flock in his barn in Kampung Sungai Salak.
He worries about what will happen to his farm as construction of the rail link continues.
A resident of Taman Rawiyah Sulaiman Jaya in Gombak Utara walks among the agarwood trees that he planted years ago, beyond which lies an ECRL construction site.
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