Selangor Menteri Besar Amirudin Shari yesterday said that the floods in Hulu Langat had been caused by a water surge from the surrounding mountains.
Speaking at a special press conference, Amirudin said the surge also carried piles of rubbish and timber up until Batu 14, Sungai Lui and its surrounding areas.
He said he had not yet received any information suggesting that the construction of the East Klang Valley Expressway was believed to be among the factors which caused the floods in the Hulu Langat area, as reported by the media.
In a similar development, Amirudin confirmed that construction works involving a highway project in Kampung Asahan, Kuala Selangor, had cut through an embankment in the village and caused water to overflow.
“That is why there was an overflow of water in Kampung Asahan,” he said.
“Since yesterday (Dec 26), a lot of water has been successfully removed from the area. Insha Allah, there will be a significant reduction in the water level.”