KUALA LUMPUR: A day after Kuala Lumpur was hit by flash floods, Kepong MP Lim Lip Eng has demanded for heads to roll over the frequent floods in the city.
Lim urged the federal territories minister Shahidan Kassim, and environment and water minister Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man to respond to the public outcry over the government’s failure in flood mitigation.
“Enough is enough. The December floods last year were bad enough, but yesterday’s floods were even worse. This is happening less than four months after the last (floods), raising concerns among Kuala Lumpur residents,” said the DAP MP in a statement today.
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“Every time there is a downpour for not even half an hour, Kuala Lumpur residents are not spared massive floods. Their cars will have to go through major repairs.
“Homes will have to be cleaned up. In each flood incident, losses to properties cost millions of ringgit.”
Lim also lamented the zero explanation given by the authorities on the causes behind frequent floods in Kuala Lumpur, despite billions of ringgit being spent on flood mitigation works, river deepening projects and the SMART tunnel.
He called for an end to the unabated development of condominiums, shopping malls, office towers and skyscraper projects, as having more of such projects might worsen the flood situation in the metropolitan area.
The city needed sustainable development, he added.