Tuesday, May 24

335 residents of Rh Limin evacuated to higher ground


BINTULU: A total of 335 people from 22 families from Rh Limin, Sungai Sebungan, in Sebauh sub-district were evacuated to higher ground as flood water rose to about five feet around 4am yesterday.

The flooding was due to heavy rain in Sebauh over the past few days.

At press time, the residents were placed in huts constructed in front of their longhouse.

Among those who visited the flood victims yesterday were Chief Minister’s political secretaries Jenny Bangga and Victor Temenggong Angang, Sebauh SAO David Kala and members of PBB Kemena youth and women wings.

Sebauh social activity committee provided lunch set for the victims while Assistant Minister of Public Utilities (Electricity and Telecommunications) Datuk Dr Stephen Rundi Utom through PBB Kemena donated food items worth RM200 to each affected family.

Tuai Rumah Limin thanked everyone for the immediate relief assistance.