A video of a father ‘helping’ his young son to cross a dangerous broken bridge over a river in Pahang went viral on the internet, followed by multiple criticism towards the government!
What surprises me is that the video was recorded by the boy’s mother, with a caption implying as if that is the only way for him to go to school when there are safer alternative routes other than the broken bridge, and there are even boats provided when the routes are flooded!
When the ADUN of Jelai, YB Wan Rosdy visited the father to discuss over the matter, the latter apologised for the video.
It was proven that the construction of a new bridge was already scheduled to be started this month.
Now what are the parents trying to prove by doing such a foolish and dangerous act?
Does neither the father nor the mother care about the child’s safety?
The parents had violated the right of their child by putting him in danger.
Children must be protected and not put in danger for what ever reason what more, unnecessarily as what happened in this case.
Will those human rights lawyers say something about this?
Hujan lebat dan angin kencang telah melanda Pulau Pinang semalam menyebabkan banjir, pokok tumbang dan tanah runtuh di Georgetown dan Seberang Perai.
Keadaan bertambah buruk akibat peningkatan paras air di sungai utama di negeri itu seperti Sungai Pinang, Sungai Air Itam dan Sungai Dondang mencecah paras bahaya dengan masing-masing mencecah 2.83 meter, 6.58 meter dan 21.88 meter..
Menurut Berita Harian, di Georgetown, antara kawasan terjejas termasuk Kampung Masjid, Jalan P Ramlee, Sungai Pinang, Jalan Kebun Lama, Lebuh Carnovan, Jalan Anson dan Halaman Bukit Gambir.
Manakala antara kawasan terjejas di Seberang Perai ialah Taman Siakap, Permatang Rawa, Taman Senangin, Padang Lalang, Mak Mandin dan beberapa kawasan di Penanti.
Utusan Online melaporkan beberapa buah bot dan sampan nelayan di Teluk Bahang di sini dilaporkan rosak dan terdampar di daratan selepas ditolak ribut serta angin kencang dalam kejadian awal pagi tadi.
Sebuah feri milik Penang Port Sdn. Bhd. (Penang Port) turut dilaporkan rosak selepas ditolak ombak kuat dan melanggar bahagian jeti di Terminal Feri Raja Tun Uda, Butterworth di sini.
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.