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Sabah govt to discuss floods and Covid-19 issues in state assembly next week, says Kitingan



KOTA KINABALU: Sabah is expected to discuss issues relating to floods, Covid-19 and future plans for the state in next week’s assembly sitting, says Datuk Seri Dr Jeffrey Kitingan.

The Deputy Chief Minister said he hopes to have a fruitful session with leaders during the sitting which is scheduled from Sept 21 to 23.

He said this after visiting flood victims in Kg Tampasak, Sugud of Penampang on Sunday (Sept 19).

During the visit, Jeffrey announced that the flood mitigation project for Sugud, which was supposed to start next year, would be commenced as soon as possible following the Sept 15 floods and landslides.

“The situation is very bad because this is the first time the volume of water or rain is exceptionally high, and because of th

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Fire razes houses and community church in a village in Penampang


KOTA KINABALU: Fire razed eight wooden houses and one community church in a village in Penampang on Saturday (Sept 18).

Also burned down were three vehicles, however no casualties were recorded from the fire incident which were reported in Kampung Babah Bunduon at 8.48am.

“All structures were 100% destroyed including a temporary church structure built by the villagers there.

“The operation was under control at 9.20am and was ended at 11.06am.

"The team conducted inspections around the area to ensure there are no other risks,” said a state Fire and Rescue Department spokesperson.

A relief centre to r

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32 flood evacuees still at relief centre in Penampang



KOTA KINABALU (Bernama): The number of flood evacuees in Sabah remained unchanged with 32 people from seven families seeking shelter at a temporary evacuation centre (PPS) in Penampang.

The Sabah Disaster Management Committee Secretariat, in a statement, said as of 8am Friday (Sept 17), only one PPS is still operating, namely, the Sports Complex Club House in Penampang which houses all the evacuees.

"All agencies are monitoring the flood situation and flood evacuees will only be allowed to return to their homes once the situation is completely safe,” read the statement.

Continuous heavy rain since noon yesterday, resulted in three districts in Sabah, namely, Kota Kinabalu, Penampang and Putatan, once again being hit by flash floods which affected several villa

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Disabled man found safe after being swept away by strong river currents in Penampang



KOTA KINABALU: A disabled man who was swept away by strong river currents in Wednesday’s (Sept 15) flash floods has been found safe.

Chong Chee Sen, 61, was reported to have gone missing at 4.57pm on Wednesday at Kampung Kudou, Penampang.

State Fire and Rescue officers said a search and rescue operation was mounted following the report.

Villagers who were fleeing the flood and helping each other to safety managed to locate the missing man and brought him to safety, Fire and Rescue Department public relations officer Mohd Affendy K. Ramin said on Thursday (Sept 16).

The victim underwent a medical examination before being reunited with his family at one of the temporary relief centres in Penampang.

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