Chaos as floods strike KL's Jalan Tun Razak
Traffic in downtown Kuala Lumpur is in a gridlock due to flash floods along Jalan Tun Razak during rush hour following heavy downpour.
The floods had left the entrance to the National Library inundated with flood waters. It is understood that the waters also reached theBernama headquarters nearby.
Jalan Tun Razak is a major traffic artery that leads to the major urban areas of Cheras, Sungai Besi, Kajang and Seremban.
The area is not known to be prone to flooding. Just last week, downtown Kajang was hit by heavy flash floods - the worse since 1971.
Meanwhile, Bernama reports that in Jalan Semarak, 23 children, aged between three months and nine years, as well as three nursery teachers, had to be rescued by the Fire and Rescue squad after the Bonus River overflowed and caused the nursery to be submerged under 1.5 metres of flood water.
A Kuala Lumpur Fire and Rescue Department spokesperson said rescue squads from Jelatek and Jinjang fire stations were deployed to take the children out of the premises using a boat.
“Twenty students of a multimedia college located next to the nursery were also evacuated to a higher ground,” he said. A nursery teacher, Rodiah Yahya, 28, when met said flood waters rose in just a matter of minutes and forced her to confine the children on the upper level of the nursery to prevent untoward incidents.
“The flood waters reached the chest level. Luckily, we have confined the children on the second floor. We also managed to rescue some of our stuff and after waiting for half an hour, the firemen finally came to our rescue,” she said.
Meanwhile, part of Jalan Tun Razak near the National Library were also inundated by flood waters causing thousands of vehicles to be stuck in massive traffic jams.
Acting Kuala Lumpur Traffic chief Supt Rusli Mohd Noor said other roads affected by the flash floods were Jalan Kuching, whole area of Taman Wahyu, Dato Onn roundabout near Bank Rakyat and Air Panas People’s Housing Project (PPR) areas. However, he said all roads were accessible after the flood waters subsided at 7pm.
The 13th December 2011 starts a beginning of a new chapter in the life of Sultan Abdul Halim as the 14th Agong. A second time round for Tuanku. A sincere, humble and respected Royalty deserve such honour.
As a citizen of this country, I pray that Tuanku will continue to be strong willed and courageous to put your foot down against the tyrants who are bent on controlling the people through rushed bills, unlawful laws, racial and religion disharmony.
As we celebrate this memorable day, we are also given the strongest hint by Allah on what to expect soon. The flooding of Jalan Tun Razak.
As we all know we have built a very expensive tunnel named Smart Tunnel (RM2.8 billion), and it cost us RM20 million maintenance per year. This tunnel is the brain child of Mahathir Kutty. Now knowing Mahathir and his 300% commission, we can expect something terrible soon due to cutting cost of materials used in the construction of this smart tunnel and poor maintenance (this will be reveal soon.)
Now you want to know why it is called Smart tunnel? You see every time it rains it closes at both ends of the tunnel. Reason given is that this particular tunnel hates rain. So the minute it rains the tunnel closes by itself. So if you happen to be unlucky that day, you are sure of being hole up in the tunnel with no oxygen to breathe. So basically you are considered buried alive. So matilah. That is why many people like me, do not use the smart tunnel.