Kelantan cops monitoring possible impact from Thailand floods


Left high and dry: A sightseeing boat that has run aground in Tok Bali canal, Pasir Puteh, Kelantan after being swept away by strong currents. — Utusan

KOTA BARU: Kelantan police will monitor the flood situation in Thailand to prepare for the third wave of floods predicted to hit the state soon.

Kelantan police chief Datuk Muhamad Zaki Harun said they had also obtained flood updates from the relevant agencies, especially in areas near the Malaysian-Thai border.

“We have received information and forecasts on the matter (third wave happening) early next month. As such, we will monitor the flood situation in Thailand because the recent floods also affected Haadyai and Sungai Golok town.

“The Sungai Golok water level also has a bearing on floods in Kelantan, and we are prepared in terms of personnel and assets to deal with any eventuality,” he told Bernama after the monthly assembly of the state police contingent here yesterday.

Muhamad Zaki said four police stations and eight General Operations Force beat bases were affected by the floods that have hit the state since Dec 18.

“The floods in Kelantan are receding and only one relief centre is still open, in Pasir Mas,” he added.

On another matter, he advised the public not to speculate on the recovery of the body of a mechanic from stagnant floodwaters in Kubang Kacang last Saturday.

“The post-mortem result is consistent with the accident. The case has been classified as sudden death,” he said.

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