Thursday, February 24, 2011

MP: People keen to get on with their lives after floods

LABIS: People here are eager to return to their daily routine after the recent floods.

Labis MP Chua Tee Yong said he had been on the ground to see what could be done to help residents cope with the aftermath.

The floods first hit the state on Jan 30, which was also polling day for the Tenang by-election here.

Chua, who is also Deputy Agriculture and Agro-based Indus-tries Minister, said floodwaters in almost all areas here had receded and more evacuees had returned home over the past few days.

Seeing for himself: Chua talking to flood victims at a relief centre in Labis. With him (on his right) is Bekok assemblyman Tan Kok Hong.

“Many of them are still cleaning up their houses or shops as water and electricity supply was cut during the floods,” he said, adding that he would be here again on Sunday to assess the situation further.

On damage to infrastructure, especially the big potholes which could endanger the lives of road users, Chua said he would request the Works Department to repair them as soon as possible.

Chua said steps like deepening the rivers would be taken to reduce the intensity of floods.

He added that he would be writing to the Drainage and Irrigation Department on the matter.

Thursday February 10, 2011

The Star

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