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YDPA Compares Recent Flood In KL To The Great Flood Of 1971

today20 December 2021

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The King visiting a flood hit area in downtown Kuala Lumpur yesterday, 19 November. (Source: Istana Negara (Facebook))

Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ahmad Shah has described the recent floods that occurred in Kuala Lumpur over the weekend as the worst in 50 years, likening it to the great floods of 1971.

A Bernama report quoted the King as saying so while visiting a makeshift emergency evacuation centre at the Sultan Sulaiman Club in downtown Kampung Baru yesterday, 19 December.

β€œI am still reviewing the situation from time to time, and in the meantime I hope all of you will remain patient and accept the flood as fate,” His Majesty was quoted as saying.

Source: Istana Negara (Facebook)

In January of 1971, a state of emergency was declared after weeklong monsoon rains caused flash floods in the capital region, claiming 32 lives, and affecting roughly 180,000 residents, per Straits Times.

Sultan Abdullah also…

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Written by: Ahmad Hamizan


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