Apabila hujan lebat turun tanpa berhenti dan air melimpah hingga mencecah bumbung, apakah banjir di Johor baru-baru ini disebabkan oleh masaalah perparitan atau muara sungai terlalu kecil? Tidak dinafikan sebab-sebab sampingan ini perlu diatasi, apakah mereka tidak mahu melihat ia adalah ujian atau bala Allah yang turun dari langit?
Cause Of Johor Floods To Be Known After Technical Study, Says Najib
The deputy prime minister said the government was in the process of setting up a technical committee and the cause of the floods would be determined by these experts.
"There have been all kinds of claims but we cannot draw conclusions without an in-depth technical study," he told reporters after launching a book entitled "On Command and Leadership" at the Defence Ministry here.
The book was written by Chief of Defence Forces Admiral Tan Sri Mohamed Anwar Mohamed Nor who retired today, and it was launched after he had handed over duties to the incoming top military chief, Chief of Army Gen Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Zainal.
Najib said that for the moment it can be said that the cause of the floods was the incessant heavy rain, adding that at some places rainfall for a whole month was experienced in just 24 hours.
Najib was asked to comment on a claim by Johor Menteri Besar Datuk Abdul Ghani Othman, Tuesday that massive land reclamation work by
Abdul Ghani had said that land reclamation had narrowed the river mouth and slowed the discharge of excess rain water into the Johor Straits.
The situation in Johor, hit by the recent floods for the first time last Dec 19 and for the second time on Jan 13, has returned to normal in most places but in a few areas, especially Batu Pahat, the floodwaters have been stagnant and more than 18,000 people are still at relief centres.