Flash floods hit Kajang, Cheras, and Ampang
Friday, May 04, 2012 - 11:58
Federal Territories and Urban Wellbeing minister Datuk Raja Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abidin said the worst area affected was Kampung Puah in Wangsa Maju.
“We evacuated 176 people from 33 houses in Kampung Puah to a community hall in the area and the victims received early aids from the Social Welfare Department and police. However, all of them returned home after the floo receded,” he said. Raja Nong Chik said among the other areas affected by the flash flood were Bandar Sri Permaisuri, Jalan Tun Razak, Kepong, Sri Rampai, Jalan Rahmat and Setapak.
He said the flash floods also caused landslides in Taman Supreme, Taman Melati and Wangsa Maju Section 5.
“There were also cases of uprooted trees in Danau Kota, Taman Tun Dr Ismail and near the Kuala Lumpur Football Stadium in Cheras. City Hall will review the extent of damage caused by the floods and will aid in whichever way possible,” he said.
Meanwhile, on last week’s Bersih 3.0 rally, Raja Nong said it might have a long term effect on the country by turning away potential investors.
“Maybe that was Bersih 3.0 organisers’ intention from the start. They wanted to turn away investors and tourists coming to the country, to achieve their political dream to see the Barisan National government fall,” he said.
He also said he received countless complaints from business operators and taxi drivers who lost their income for that day.
Raja Nong Chik said that Hindu Rights Action Force’s (Hindraf) street rally planned for May 27 in Little India Brickfields should consider holding the rally