NILAI: The flash floods which inundated several areas in the Seremban district on Friday were due to blocked drains which were unable to cope with the heavy rain.
Negeri Sembilan Menteri Besar Mohamad Hasan said the torrential rain over two hours caused flash floods in Seremban as the drains were clogged with rubbish.
“I have always advised people not to throw rubbish into drains and we should take the initiative to keep them clean to avoid the problem of flash floods.
“If the drains were not blocked, probably flash floods would not have occurred as the drains along Jalan Lee Sam and the bus terminal were filled with all kinds of waste,” he told reporters after launching the 14th general election machinery in Labu here today.
He called on the chairman of each voting district to activate the election machinery in their respective areas to reach out to the people and identify voters in the coming general election.
Mohamad, who is Negeri Sembilan Barisan Nasional chairman, said an election machinery was considered the pulse of an election as it operated at the grassroots level and could fill any gap left by the elected representative.