10 November 2022
Press statement by BN-MCA Klang Candidate Tee Hooi Ling
Shah Alam and Klang flooded: Selangor Pakatan government should explain whereabouts of RM445 million for flood mitigation
After obtaining a grand allocation of RM445 million from the federal government last year specifically for flood mitigation in Selangor, the recent flash floods in Klang and Shah Alam begs the question: How much has been spent so far by the Pakatan state government? And more importantly, does it work?
Therefore, as a show of accountability and transparency, the Selangor state government should detail the current status of the flood mitigation projects and the sum of money involved in each step.
The issue of floods has long plagued areas like Klang and Shah Alam. One year ago, the people of Selangor experienced the worst floods in 30 years, yet the situation today suggests that this problem will persist and may even worsen if the weather deteriorates.
As of recent, many scandals involving the Selangor government have also erupted, including the opening up of quarries at Bukit Lagong Forest Reserves, snuffing 887 hectares of forest land. Furthermore, with less trees to capture rainwater and stop soil erosion, the risk of flash floods and landslides also becomes much higher.
The Selangor Pakatan government should not stay silent on this matter. I urge the state government to give a clear answer and explain what has been done and what will be done to tackle floods in Selangor. Don’t underestimate the wrath of voters towards a state government which promises much but fulfils little.