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Baling Police warn parties loitering, creating social media content in areas flooded with harsh action

A house piled up with logs and earth carried by currents due to continuous heavy rain for three hours which caused flash floods in Kampung Iboi, Kupang, Baling on July 5, 2022. – Bernama pic

Wednesday, July 6, 2022 9:33 PM MYT

BALING, July 6 – Police have warned they will take tough action against any individual or party loitering in flooded areas of the district to create social media content.

Baling Police Chief Superintendent Shamsudin Mamat said those who enter the disaster area with the intention of gaining popularity on social media could be prosecuted for obstructing officials’ duties.

“So I would like to give some advice to those who have personal interests without feeling sorry for the flood victims who are in distress, please stop bothering the authorities by loitering around this disaster area aimlessly,” he said. he declared.

According to him, the police also set up two roadblocks at the junctions of Kampung Jerai and Kuala Kuang aimed at reducing the entry of unrelated vehicles into the disaster area.

Meanwhile, in Alor Setar, water concessionaire Syarikat Air Darul Aman (SADA) said 280,000 user accounts in three districts were affected due to floods in Baling two days ago.

SADA’s Corporate Communications Division informed in a statement that the disruption of water supply in Baling, Kuala Muda and Kulim occurred due to high turbidity of raw water due to flooding.

“Massive flooding has led to the suspension of water treatment plant operations at Sungai Petani (LRA), Pinang Tunggal LRA, Kulim Hi-Tech LRA, Kuala Ketil Lama LRA and Kuala Ketil Baru LRA,” a- he said, adding that consumers can contact the SADA information center on 1300 88 0017 or refer to the Facebook page or the official SADA website for the latest information. — Bernama

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