SE­LAN­GOR GOVT

Move nec­es­sary as trib­u­tary’s wa­ters can rise up to 5m dur­ing rain, says assem­bly­man

New Straits Times - - News -

DAWN CHAN RAWANG news@nst.com.my

THE Se­lan­gor gov­ern­ment may erect sign­boards to warn peo­ple of the risks they may en­counter at a trib­u­tary where eight boys were swept away by strong cur­rents.

The sign­boards would warn peo­ple, es­pe­cially chil­dren, in Kam­pung Timah SKC, Bukit Berun­tung, against fish­ing along the trib­u­tary that leads to Sungai Se­lan­gor.

Kuala Kubu Baru assem­bly­man Lee Kee Hiong said the 1.8km­long trib­u­tary could be­come dan­ger­ous dur­ing a down­pour as wa­ters could rise up to 5m.

“We need to raise aware­ness as this is the third drown­ing here since 2014.

“There are no signages here to cau­tion peo­ple.

“We will put signages up near the res­i­den­tial ar­eas as well as near the trib­u­tary.

“We will speak to the Se­lan­gor Drainage and Ir­ri­ga­tion Depart­ment

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