Hornbill Unleashed

November 8, 2017

CM urged to contribute to flood relief efforts

Filed under: Politics — Hornbill Unleashed @ 8:03 AM

Image result for See Chee HowBatu Lintang assemblyman See Chee How has urged Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg to emulate the spirit of compassion and magnanimity of his predecessor the late Pehin Sri Tan Sri Adenan Satem to make a generous donation to flood relief efforts in Penang.

See, who is state PKR vice chairman, recalled that Adenan was quick to express concern and empathy of all Sarawakians by contributing RM2 million to the national disaster fund, which was to be channelled to flood victims when many states in Peninsular Malaysia were affected by serious flooding at the end of 2014.

Therefore, he said that it would be appropriate for Abang Johari to do the same, in response to the devastating flood that had affected Penang.

“Our present CM appears to be as sensitive and affectionate to the well-being of the people. I am certain that he will soon announce the state’s contribution to help alleviate the predicament of the flood victims,” said See in a press conference here today.

Besides that, See said there is an urgent need for all the members of Parliament to put in a concerted effort to deliberate on the solutions to resolve the flooding problem that seems to have troubled and tormented us every year.

“I am hoping to see an emergency motion being tabled, during the current sitting of the Parliament, to deliberate and debate on this matter.

“At this budget session, there is a need to revise the budget and more funds should be allocated to alleviate the problems of flooding including urban flash flood mitigation in every state, including Sarawak.”

See said, as of now, the people have yet to see a strong will by the national legislators and administrative agencies to solving this long-standing problem of flooding.

“Even with laws, regulations, procedures and promises of international contemporary practices to conserve the environment, control of development consequences and management of water resources, but those were largely ignored, unimplemented and were not enforced. Take for example the Urban Storm water Management Manual that was introduced in West Malaysia in 1989 and Sarawak in 2015, many initiatives are introduced but they remain largely futile exercises.”

Source : The Borneo Post Online by Jonathan Chia



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