Wider river, higher bridge to curb floods


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  • Tuesday, 27 Dec 2011

OH ING YEEN at the Kajang Municipal Council full board meeting

Sungai Jelok will be widened by four metres and the bridge near the wet market in Kajang town will be raised by two metres.

“These are among the precautionary measures to be taken to prevent floods in Kajang,” said Kajang Municipal Council (MPKj) president Datuk Hassan Nawawi Abdul Rahman at the council’s full board meeting last week.

“The flood on Dec 2 in Kajang was caused by heavy rain.

“Heavy rainfall over Kajang has been predicted in March next year, hence we have to take precautionary measures,” he said.

He denied claims that the recent flood was caused by clogged drains.

Councillor Lee Kee Hiong highlighted the issue of Chinese physicians who have to pay a higher fee when registering for a licence due to the Beauty & Health Care Centre (MPKJ) 2007 By-law.

“Under the previous by-law, the physicians only have to pay a lump sum of RM200 per year.

“However, the new by-law requires them to pay RM100 for every 10sq metres.

“They also have to undergo health checks like massage parlour masseuses,” she said, adding that MPKj only started enforcing the new by-law last year.

It was suggested that there should be a separate by-law for Chinese physicians.

Hassan said the council had decided to stick to the previous by-law for the time being.

He added that Kajang councillors’ term had also been extended from the original Dec 31, 2011 to January 2012.

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