Kajang residents must learn from the floods

READING about my beloved hometown Kajang being flooded was like reading a fiction book. While growing up in Kajang I had never experienced such incidents. How could Kajang town be flooded, was the question that I kept asking myself.

But a walk around the town today will show why. Wall bills are pasted around the town, phone booths and even street light posts. When all these are ripped off or worn out where do they go? The simple answer is, into the drain because no one knows the meaning of rubbish bins anymore.

The town’s poor and clogged drainage system is contributing towards flooding. The amount of rubbish around the town is enough to choke any river. In addition, the Kajang municipal market is built along the river bank and waste from the market flows, or is dumped, into the river.

However, all fingers cannot be pointed at the city authorities for lack of action. The residents of Kajang should stop littering. Take a walk around Kajang town and you’ll see rubbish thrown everywhere.

Having grown up in Kajang and seeing what it has become today is something that is hard to stomach. Nobody seems to care. Climate change is imminent and along with it comes heavy downpours and other forms of unexpected weather patterns. We are blessed that we are free from many natural disasters but we must not take our blessings for granted for there will be a heavy price to pay.

One should take a look at small pacific countries such as Tuvalu and Kiribati and see what climate changes are poised to do to them.

Think every time before you throw rubbish out of your car on to the road or into the drain for Mother Earth has her way of showing her fury, and hell has no fury like a women scorned!

Fiji Islands.

Article Source http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=%2F2011%2F12%2F8%2Ffocus%2F10053082&sec=focus


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