Council cuts two rotting trees in Tanjung Malim

A contractor cutting the branches of a tree near the public housing area in Jalan Ketoyong, Tanjung Malim.

Tanjung Malim District Council in Perak is trimming trees and carrying out maintenance work after several fell during a thunderstorm earlier this month and damaged houses.

District council secretary Roslan Kamaruzaman said two trees on the verge of collapsing were cut down near the public housing area in Jalan Ketoyong.

“The trees were found to be rotting and had started to slant.

“We first cut and removed the branches before felling the trees.

“We also removed the branches from a nearby rambutan tree in the area,” he added.

Roslan said the district council hired experienced contractors for the job.

“We will continue to monitor the situation from time to time,” he said.

Social worker Yee Jee Kwong said six houses were damaged during the thunderstorm.

Yee, who assisted houseowners to obtain funds to repair their homes, said apart from Jalan Ketoyong, the other affected areas included Kampung Lambak, Taman Anggerik and Kampung Cina.

“I helped the victims get aid from the Hulu Bernam Timur Penghulu’s office.

“Behrang assemblyman Aminuddin Zulkifly also presented RM9,000 to two victims,” he said.

Yee thanked the Tanjung Malim Fire and Rescue Department for their assistance in cutting up the fallen trees and branches for easy removal, after the incidents. — By IVAN LOH

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