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Monday, 19 July 2010

PUB asked to explain floods

Does it takes for a Minister and his house to be personally affected before a reasonable explanation could be sought from and given by the PUB for the constant flash floods?

Abstracted from
Straits Times Online
Jul 19, 2010

PUB asked to explain floods
By Tessa Wong

A DAY after the latest flooding incident, Acting Minister of Information, Communication and the Arts Lui Tuck Yew is asking the Public Utilities Board (PUB) to explain itself to affected residents.

Mr Lui, who is the Member of Parliament for the Tanjong Pagar GRC, said that he would speak privately with the Environment Ministry about conducting on-the-ground dialogues.

'I think the most important thing is for people to have an explanation and better understanding of what the situation is, as well as to know what plans PUB has in place to alleviate the situation,' said Mr Lui, speaking at the sidelines of a community event on Sunday.....

He said that a few parts of his constituency, such as Cambridge Road and Dorset Road, were affected, 'worse than the two previous occasions in June'. Some who had parked in basement carparks had water up to their car doors. Mr Lui himself had difficulty leaving his Telok Kurau home with his wife on Saturday morning.

'I've got two ways out, one way to the left when we got out of the house, within 30m we could see a car stalled, so we quickly reversed and went the other way. We went along Lorong L, and halfway through we said the water is too high, we reversed and got out as well.'

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