Kajang Hit By Another Flash Flood

Another flash flood hit Kajang, November 12, 2014. Photo by Berita Harian.
Another flash flood hit Kajang, November 12, 2014. Photo by Berita Harian.

KUALA LUMPUR: Kajang town and its surrounding areas were hit by flash floods after almost three hours of heavy downpour Wednesday, which began at 2pm.

Selangor Fire and Rescue Department assistant director (Operation) Mohamad Sani Harul said among the badly affected areas were the Kajang town, Taman Jasmin and Saujana Impian.

He said 14 members of the rescue squad from Kajang and Bangi fire station were rushed to the areas after receiving reports about trapped victims.

“We are assisted by the police and Kajang Municipal Council’s rescue team during the operation to rescue the trapped victims,” he said when contacted.

Mohamad Sani said the heavy downpour had also caused the water level in the Jelok river to overflow and caused the low-lying areas to be submerged under 0.5 metres of flood waters.

“The floods subsided at around 6.30 pm,” he added, adding that no casualty was reported. – Bernama

Streets flooded near Kajang market. (The Star)
Streets flooded near Kajang market. (The Star)

Photos, Video: Tornado-Like Wind Hit Pandamaran, Klang

A screengrab from a viral video of the "twister" in Klang. (The Star)
A screengrab from a viral video of the “twister” in Klang. (The Star)

NST reported that a severe thunderstorm and strong wind wreaked havoc in Pandamaran, damaging some 30 houses and apartment blocks.

A twister-like winds blew off roofs and uprooting trees around the area.

The thunderstorm also caused several boats at a jetty near Kunci Air Jalan Banting, Pandamaran to sink.

Several areas including Meru and Kampung Delek were flooded.

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Photos and Videos: Tornado Hits Pendang, Kedah (Puting Beliung Melanda Pendang)

Photo credit to kerabubersuara
Photo credit to kerabubersuara

Berita Harian reported that least 15 houses in Pendang and Taman Sri Kota in Kuala Kedah were damaged by a tornado at about 4 p. m. today, during a heavy rain.

Among the affected areas are Kampung Alor Besar in Pendang and Taman Sri Kota in Kuala Kedah.

A report from NST says that:

“A source at the Meteorology Department confirmed that it was a landspout which can occur in instances of strong winds. A landspout is similar to a waterspout. The only difference is that it occurs over land” – NST

Landspout  a kind of tornado not associated with the mesocyclone of a thunderstorm.

Nobody was reportedly injured during the incident.

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Photos, Video: Pasir Gudang’s Pedestrian Bridge Metal Roofing Collapses

Photo by Mohd Azren Jamaluddin/ Berita Harian.
Photo by Mohd Azren Jamaluddin/ Berita Harian.

The Star reported that two cars, a lorry and a motorcycle were damaged after the metal roofing of a pedestrian bridge along the Pasir Gudang Highway collapsed on Sunday afternoon.

Berita Harian reported that five people were injured in the incident that happened at about 4:30 p. m. during a storm.

The storm had also blown away the roofs of about 30 houses in Taman Kobena, nearby.

Photos: Penang Second Bridge Ramp Collapsed, 1 Dead, 3 Injured

Scene of the Second Penang Bridge ramp collapse.- Gary Chen/The Star - 7 June, 2013
Scene of the Second Penang Bridge ramp collapse.- Gary Chen/The Star – 7 June, 2013

The ramp to the Penang Second Bridge which is still under construction collapsed yesterday evening at about 7:15pm at Lebuhraya  Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu in Batu Maung, Penang.

At least one person was killed and three others were injured in the incident.

It is reported that a search camera has detected an unmoving arm in a white Perodua Kelisa lying crushed under tons of concrete and steel.

Berita Harian said that it took a long time to pull out the victim in the Kelisa because the car was trapped under steels and concrete that was estimated to weigh about 300 ton so it needed special machineries and proper plans as not to cause more disaster.

It was reported that the rescuers may be able to free the body this evening.

The Star reported that, “the car plate number with some digits missing is ‘PF?347?’ “

The authorities are still investigating the cause of the disaster.

I am sad and sorry for the victims, their families and friends.

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Nurul Izzah’s Full Speech Video At Subang Jaya Full Gospel Church

Nurul Izzah wants to take legal actions against Utusan Malaysia, Berita Harian and maybe some bloggers whom she said had twisted her statement during a forum, ‘Islamic State: Which version; Who’s responsibility?’ at the Subang Jaya Full Gospel Church.

Please click here for Ngeh Koo Ham’s support for Nurul Izzah: ‘Ngeh Tweeted, “Malays Has Freedom To Choose Religion”. ‘

Her lawyers are Hanipa Maidin and Sulaiman Abdullah.

Did she say that the Malays should be given the choice to choose their religion during the ‘question and answer’ after her speech?

Please listen to her full speech video at the Subang Jaya Full Gospel Church by sel13utube:

Related post:

  1. What Ibrahim Ali And Khalid Samad Say To Nurul Izzah’s Statement

  2. Is PR Trying To Abrogate Article 11 (4)?

Wacana Kemungkaran LGBT Mengundang Bala Allah

Today I attended a discourse entitled, ‘Wacana Kemungkaran LGBT Menundang Bala Allah’ at Dewan Besar UTM, Kampus Antarabangsa, Jalan Semarak, Kuala Lumpur.

The speakers are:

  1. Ustaz Muhammad `Uthman El-Muhammady from International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilization (ISTAC) – UIA. He spoke about ‘Hubungan Gender Dari Perspektif Islam’.

  2. Y.B. Nasharudin Mat Isa from Pusat Kajian Fiqh Kontemporari, whose talk was about ‘Seks Songsang: Perspektif Syari’ah’.

  3. Haji Abdul Rahim Sinwan from Persatuan Peguam Muslim Malaysia who spoke about ‘Tuntutan LGBT Di Manakah Pencanggahannya Di Bawah Perlembagaan Persekutuan?’

  4. Haji Mahamad Naser Disa from Biro Undang-undang, Majlis Agama Islam Wilayah Persekutuan (MAIWP) who gave a talk on ‘LGBT Dari Perspektif Tuntutan Hak Asasi’.

There were a lot of reporters and cameramen from the main media such as TV3, TV AlHijrah, Astro Awani, Utusan Malaysia, Berita Harian, New Straits Times, MobTV and some other medias that I can’t remember.

Over there I spoke to Abang Izwan Azir Saleh from TV3.

I think he is a very nice person and very friendly too.

I also met Pak Cik Burhan, Pak Cik Amin, Atuk Mansur, Atuk Abdul Rahim, Abang Amal, Abang Nasrul, Abang Nik Farih, my uncle Ami Ma, Uncle Haji Mahamad Naser Disa, Uncle Ustaz ‘Uthman El-Muhammady, Uncle Ustaz Ismail Mina, Pak Cik Sabirin and a lot of other uncles, ‘abangs’ and ‘kakaks’.

Actually I don’t really understand much what were being discussed during the discourse because they used very hard Malay words (for adults).

Anyway, I think it must has been an important discourse because it was aired on TV AlHirjah and TV3 just now.

More than 400 people attended the discourse.

* I will post the photos once they have been uploaded from the camera 🙂