fbpx
Connect with us

Social Stories

Penang Floods Are a Sign of Karma for Organising Festival, Padang Besar MP Says

Published

Penang Ravaged By Flood Due To Karma For Organising Festival, Padang Besar Mp Says - World Of Buzz
Source: Youtube/NST

Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.

The catastrophic flood in Penang has left thousands broken as their livelihood was swept away. Heartwarmingly, many Malaysians began donation drives to help flood victims rebuild their homes, but a certain politician seized this opportunity to gain political mileage.

The person in question is Padang Besar UMNO MP, Zahidi Zainul Abidin.

According to Free Malaysia Today, Zahidi referred to the devastating flood that happened in Penang over the weekend as a form of karmic retribution. He said,

“We must remember that the floods happened due to hill-cutting and poor development management in Penang. Do not forget.

“Sometimes, when we do bad things, like insulting religions, causing a clash between religions and organising festivals that are not in accordance with other people’s religion and inciting anger, there would of course be karmic retribution and the people will suffer.”

Source 1

Although he didn’t specifically pinpoint which festival he was referring to, one would immediately think of the recent Oktoberfest ban as the issue created quite a buzz in our country not so long ago.

The festival, which originates from Germany, was strongly opposed by PAS as some worried that it may promote promiscuity and driving under the influence of alcohol. It was later officially axed by DBKL after the police had raised some security concerns.

However, the annual beer festival carried on as usual in Penang, sans alcohol.

Oktoberfest Penang 1310

Source: mmo

Needless to say, Zahidi’s statement of blaming the festival for the flood has stirred up quite a commotion. Moreover, a minister has actually clarified that the unusual flood was partly caused by the abnormal weather and a broken dam.

“Yes it is true that that the flood problem is prevalent in the East Coast, and our preparations are more focused for the East Coast.

“However in Penang, we were told that things were truly unexpected, and in the briefing given to me yesterday, there was a case of broken dam which caused water from outside of Penang to also enter into Penang,” Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Minister, Tan Sri Noh Omar said. 

Besides, Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng has also explained that the state’s rainfall recorded in less than a day was equivalent of one-and-a-half months’ of rain. Meanwhile, the high tide made it almost impossible for the rain to flow into the sea.

8C0D1770E18B984Bc9Fc45A157143840

Source: the nation

Netizens were outraged over the insensitive statement and criticised him for politicising the natural disaster. “Here we are trying to piece our lives back together, and he’s talking nonsense over there,” a netizen commented.

This disastrous flood has claimed seven lives to date and we hope the victims will receive all the aid they need to rebuild their lives. 

 

Also read: Penang Surau That Sheltered Non-Muslims Also Took in Dogs Affected by Floods

Penang Surau Also Took In Dogs Affected By Floods World Of Buzz 1


Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.



Just In

Igp Clarifies Pdrm License Senior Citizen Igp Clarifies Pdrm License Senior Citizen
News15 hours ago

IGP Clarifies That PDRM Never Discussed Limiting Driving Licence To Senior Citizens

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Datuk Seri Acryl Sani Abdullah yesterday clarified that the proposal to limit the issuing of...

Dead Penyu Found On Terengganu Beach Dead Penyu Found On Terengganu Beach
News15 hours ago

Female Turtle Found Dead In Terengganu, Allegedly Drowned When It Was Trapped In A Net

As human beings slowly getting back to living normally, sadly, our effects on nature come with it too. The latest...

State Ft State Ft
News19 hours ago

Senior Minister: Interstate Travel May Be Allowed In 3 Weeks

Malaysians may soon be able to travel across states, according to Senior Minister Dato’ Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein. According to...

Pdrm Suggests Senior Citizens Be Assessed Before Renewing Drivers License Pdrm Suggests Senior Citizens Be Assessed Before Renewing Drivers License
News2 days ago

PDRM Proposes ‘Ability To Drive’ Assessment For Senior Citizens Before They Can Renew Their License

PDRM has suggested that the government needs to set a new requirement for senior citizens before they can renew their...

Sri Lankan Shaman Dies Of Covid 19 Sri Lankan Shaman Dies Of Covid 19
News2 days ago

Sri Lanka’s Famous Shaman Who Allegedly Claims He Could Cure Covid-19 Dies Due To The Virus

A high-profile shaman from Sri Lanka who claimed he was able to stop the spread of the virus in his...

Az Gap Decreased To 6 Weeks Az Gap Decreased To 6 Weeks
News2 days ago

YB Khairy: Interval Between 1st & 2nd Doses Of AstraZeneca Vaccine Shortened To 6 Weeks

The Minister of Health, YB Khairy Jamaluddin informed that the period between the first and second doses of the AstraZeneca...

Skid Skid
News3 days ago

Lorry Driver High On Drugs Falls Asleep On The Wheel & Loses Control Of Vehicle On NKVE

A lorry driver lost control of his vehicle after falling asleep on the wheel and skidded on the NKVE heading...

My Post 2021 09 24T142119.604 1 My Post 2021 09 24T142119.604 1
News3 days ago

M’sian Man In Somalia Sentenced To 15 Years In Jail For Assisting Terrorist Organisation

A 34-year-old Malaysian man named Ahmad Mustakim Abdul Hamid, was sentenced to 15 years in prison by a Somali military...

Announcement

Latest Videos



TRENDING TODAY