Watch these two videos and work out for yourself where Sarawak is heading to under this Pehin Sri Haji Abdul Taib Mahmud. These politicians live in their own world of make believe.....there is no more unlimited resources and unlimited time to complete useless projects that are of no use to our people....
50km logjam on the Rajang river
SIBU: Logs and debris, stretching for 50km on the Rajang river, reached Sibu town at about 10am yesterday leaving many people shocked by the scale of what is turning out to be an environmental disaster.
“This is unprecedented and beyond imagination,” Environment and Public Health Minister Datuk Seri Wong Soon Koh said after assessing the situation at the Express Passenger Boat Terminal in the morning.
According to a statement from the Natural Resources and Environment Board, the source of these logs and debris were from the Baleh River and its tributaries above Kapit.
Several days of heavy rain earlier this week in Putai and Nu ngun in upper Baleh had caused a massive landslide which brought down the logs and debris into the rivers. The high water level and swift current in Baleh River and its tributaries also washed the logs and debris along their banks.
Wong said it was a serious natural disaster which had caught both the public and government off guard.
“We haven’t started to calculate the amount of losses and the damage caused,” he said, adding that once the logs and debris had made their way out of Sibu, the authorities would start to check the foundation of the Durin and Lanang bridges.
It was estimated by a sawmill manager that the volume of the logs and debris would be more than 300,000m3.
The situation was worse around noon when the whole area at the confluence of the Rajang and Igan rivers was completely logjammed. Most of the logs and debris flowed down the Rajang while some of them flowed to the Igan.
The Malay villages which were built on stilts on the right bank of the Igan were fortunate to escape calamity as the logs and debris flowed near the opposite bank.
Meanwhile, Land Development Minister Datuk Seri James Masing blamed unscrupulous timber companies for the disaster. He travelled up the river to Kapit yesterday and was disturbed by what he saw.
“There is still a lot of debris, making travel unsafe. There are also dead fish in the river. It’s an ecological disaster,” Masing, the Baleh assemblyman, told The Star.
He said that this was the third time in three years – the first was in 2008 at Sungai Gat and the second in Sungai Tunoh last year – that such an incident had happened and he feared that it would have far-reaching implications on the state, particularly on the timber industry.
He said the state government had laid down rules for logging but what was happening clearly showed that the rules were not being followed.
“I have gone around the world telling people that we are doing logging correctly. Now this happens. What will people think of us? We must take action against these unscrupulous timber companies.”
He said the authorities concerned must take their job more seriously and enforce the laws stringentl
The CM of Sarawak will have to leave office soon, God is already showing his wrath to us all.ReplyDelete
Sarawak is a doomed state even 20 years ago...the forest and trees has been chopped clean.
What is there left...only clogged up rivers and a lot of dead fish and animals that is if there are any still left to die.
He will be remembered dearly as the single individual that destroyed the whole ecology and its inhabitants, because of his greed for unless money!
This once beautiful country and state is destroyed because we have robbers and thieves running it!
Putting aside decades of citizen Joe & the native's suffering...
Even Mother Nature is "Fighting Back" against the Evil Destruction of Mother Earth...
This is "Divine Retribution"...
The "Evidence" is Clear...
You be the judge.