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Hannah Yeoh Condemns Govt For Using Sandbags For Floods, Unfairly Slammed For Not Providing Solution


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The weather has recently been unpredictable as it could be sunny one hour, and heavy rain the next. The meteorological department have stated that we are currently going through a phenomenon named ‘La Nina’.

More rain undoubtedly results in the possibility of flooding to happen in various areas, which is a real worry as flooding has caused an insane amount of damage to the country and the rakyat.

Recently, Segambut MP Hannah Yeoh took to Twitter to condemn the government for their solution to possible upcoming floods.



In her post, she wrote, “This is the way that BN is combating the floods in KL. Putting sandbags (which have burst and grass has grown on top of it!) and putting up a white tent to ‘visit the floods’“.

She attached a number of pictures in her post of sandbags next to a river in KL whilst some of the sandbags looked torn up and not in great condition.



What is the solution?

Her post has received plenty of attention from fellow Malaysians who had some mixed reactions towards her comments.

“Will stupid tweets like this settle the problem YB?”

Although some netizens agreed with what she was saying, some pointed out that instead of simply complaining, she should instead provide some workable solutions to the issue of flooding.

“So what’s your solution YB?” asked a netizen.

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Another user commented, “Maybe you should share the appropriate solution. Don’t just rely on those in power. Because all of you are in charge of taking care of the rakyat.”

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Meanwhile, another user pointed out how it seems that those from the opposition only voice out on issues when it is ‘politically convenient’.

“We have a huge serious environmental issue in Perak but because it is under PH. No voice or reply at all,” a user wrote.

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She has provided solutions!

Although on Twitter, Yeoh did not specify or propose what solutions she wanted the government to implement, according to Utusan, Yeoh urged the local authorities to carry out operations to deepen 3 rivers in Segambut to overcome the floods. 

She explained that the action of making dams out of sandbags to prevent water from overflowing is no longer appropriate because the water level in the 3 rivers rises rapidly.



According to her, even though the forecast for the flood season at the end of November has been released, there is still no effort to upgrade the rivers which are the cause of the flooding in Segambut.

“We see in the Keroh River, when the water rises and it comes quickly, these sandbags will not be able to survive. I am worried because the flood season is near but there is no critical or obvious upgrade from them to solve the flood issue.”

“The steps taken by the Minister by placing sandbags and white tents, this is not the latest technology. People have been using these sandbags for a long time, if we look at Singapore and other countries, they have new structures to resist water. So why don’t we do it that here,” she said during a press conference.



She said, preparations need to be made immediately and that they shouldn’t just wait for the flood to happen before trying an alternative at that time is no longer useful because residents would’ve already suffered losses and property damage.

“Why don’t we do it now, upgrade the condition of our river, dredge the sand. If there is no budget, I have made statements many times to let outsiders come and take the sand, and that the government will only regulate.”

“No need to spend money. If we don’t dredge these rivers or upgrade them, floods will happen again. Don’t wait for the flood to happen then only move,” she concluded.


What do you think of Yeoh’s solution?


Also read: “He wants to be on TV too.” – Hannah Yeoh’s Interview Interrupted By Snack Vendor’s Horn

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