BALING, September 3 – The Kedah state government has been told to take appropriate actions on the water catchment ponds of a musang king durian project in Gunung Inas here to avoid any untoward incidents from happening. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said he understands that three large water ponds are the source of worry among residents in the district and should they collapse, it would result in a disaster.

“We understand the residents are anxious, for should the ponds break, it would trigger a tragedy and I am asking the state government to take the necessary actions and we will leave it to the state government and for the safety of the villagers, quick actions should be taken,” he told reporters after a thanksgiving prayer in conjunction with 65th Merdeka Celebration and for the safety of Baling residents at Dataran Keluarga Malaysia here today. 

Also present at the event were Rural Development Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid and Baling MP Datuk Seri Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim.  Earlier the Environment and Water Ministry (KASA) confirmed the source of the flood in several villages in Baling on July 4 was due to the collapse of a pond built at the peak of Gunung Inas.

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