DAP’s Kong urges local council to implement short-term measures to resolve Stampin’s flash flood problem

A photo depicting a flash flood in Stampin shared by Kong on Nov 28, 2022.

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KUCHING, Nov 28: Special assistant to Sarawak Democratic Action Party (DAP) chairman Chong Chieng Jen, Michael Kong Feng Nian, has called on a local council to put in place short-term measures to resolve flash flooding in Stampin.

He noted that the authorities have allocated RM350 million to implement flood mitigation plans for Stampin Resettlement Scheme but insisted that short-term measures are still needed to avoid flash floods.

“Today, we experienced a heavy downpour for approximately an hour and this immediately led to the flooding of the vicinity around Lorong 2 of Stampin Resettlement Scheme.

“I was there to witness the issue in person and the drains were all overflowing on one side of Jalan Stutong Baru but not the other. This would mean that there is a problem with the drainage system which hindered the discharge of rainwater,” he said in a statement today.

A photo depicting the flash flood in Stampin shared by Kong on Nov 28, 2022.

Kong said the issue had been raised on numerous occasions by DAP and the residents but no steps had been taken to rectify the matter.

“The common complaints are that the common drains are clogged and are not looked into by the authorities.

“As a result of this, there was a flash flood today which caused much damage to personal property as well as inconvenience to the people here.

“I strongly urge the local council to quickly look into the matter and take immediate remedial steps to avoid any such future incidents,” he added. — DayakDaily