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Was Taman Sri Muda drainage done properly, says ex-deputy minister
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PETALING JAYA: A former deputy minister has questioned the state of enforcement over drainage systems in Taman Sri Muda, the worst-hit area when a tropical depression brought massive flooding in five states.

At least 25 people died in the floods in Selangor, most of the deaths occurring in Taman Sri Muda in Shah Alam.

Former deputy housing and local government minister Raja Kamarul Bahrin Shah, an architect by training, said the severity of the flooding would not have been as great “if things were done properly”.

He said: “Warnings have been issued many times, but nobody has taken them seriously.”

The residents association of Taman Sri Muda told FMT recently that their drainage systems had been swamped with water from nearby areas, amounting to three times what the drains were designed to handle.

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