Segamat under water.
I have just received an sms from from someone who went to Segamat this evening and left around 10pm…”No rain but water levels rising @Taman Yayasan, Batu Anam, UiTM, Jementah,at least 5 feet. We help ferry En Latif a 3-star Bomba officer. And a nice cop En Saiful also help us. But things r bad in Segamat town. Real bad! Govt ppl only help Malays, say Chinese r rich.” So sad and sickening if this was true.
Another reader of Merdekareview wrote that ” the govt ppl were really sleeping or what? Many Segamat ppl spent their night on top of the roofs almost for a day before the rescue team finally came around!Why were the govt ppl acted so slow? What’s wrong with them?”
The President of Johor Chinese Chamber of Commerce Datuk Lim Ba told Oriental Daily that he personally witnessed rescue boats ignored victims who have climbed up to the rooftops. He himself was stucked in the flood for 18 hours before he was transfered to ahigher ground. He said many had lost confidence with the government.
In Segamat, an old lady lost her consciousness in the flood and passed away 26 hour later simply because no rescue team show up despite of repeated calls from the victim’s family.
Earlier, many people called up DAP MPs to complain that some of the rescue team members asked for money (some RM150 to RM300) before they could lend a helping hand!
In Kg Moden,Melaka,about 400 villagers were starnded with no food and water for 46 hours because the penghulu (village head) who holds the key to the supply has left with his entire family just before the flood hit the village. You may want to ask, “what kind of penghulu we have under the Umno-led government?”
Looks like fifty years of ruling under the morally-bankrupt Umno-led government has reduced many Malaysians into morally-bankrupt creatures!
A government in need is a government in deed. This is a real test for the Umno-led government, both at the Federal and State levels. Eight lives have been taken away unnecessary. This massive flood has clearly exposed the weakness of the Johor and Federal Governments. The entire resue works conducted by the goverment has failed miserably. We hope MB Abdul Ghani and his people have woke up from the slumber by now.
The people in Johor must really ask themselves this time whether they should continue to give their undivided support to such an inefficient goverment.
Read this commentary from The China Press. The article is asking “what more can the government do to help?” “The government has done too little and too late ” was the sentiment.