People should be the first choice, not election, Meru flood victims voice out

11 Nov 2022 10:14pm
Flash floods in Meru today.
Flash floods in Meru today.

KLANG - Poor drainage and infrastructure are among the cause of floods in Meru, here, say residents.

Suhaimi Shamsuddin from Taman Meru Jaya said poor drainage is one of the main cause of flood all over the years.

"They are developing residentials areas and factories but the drainage system remains the same," he said to Sinar Daily.

Relating to this, he said the future MP's main agenda should be solving the flood issues in Meru.

Muhammad Amiruddin said election should have postponed to next year, instead of holding it during monsoon season.

"They (government) should have postponed the election since people are suffering during this flood season.

"People should be given the first choice, not election," he said.

Despite receiving help from fire rescue department and relevant parties, the residents of Taman Meru Jaya have joined hands to supply food for flood victims.

SM Rosli Md Nor and few other residents were preparing dinner for over 100 flood victims, stating that money to prepare dinner was raised by the residents.

"This is our way to help each other. As of now, we are cooking the third batch, we are providing breakfast, lunch and dinner.

"However, this is insufficient as Meru as hundreds of family. I hope the future MP can give more attention to the flood issues here," he added.

The numbers of flood victims nationwode has now increased to almost 1,000 in Selangor, Johor and Kelantan.

The National Disaster Management Agency (Nadma) said in statement that Selangor recorded the highest number of victims, with 695 so far needing to be evacuated.

To date, a total of 163 families in Klang are placed in three temporary evacuation centres namely Al-Falah Kampung Budiman mosque, SK Johan Setia and SK Sungai Binjai.

In Kelantan, 44 victims from 10 families are currently placed in two evacuation centres, namely SK Tok Deh, Pasir Mas and SK Kelewek, Tanah Merah.

Meanwhile in Segamat, Johor the victims are now at 57 from 18 families and are currently placed in three centres at Kampung Batu Badak Community Hall, Kampung Kuala Paya Community Hall and Tasek Community Hall.