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Cops looking into missing wiring in Gemas flood warning system

Several other pieces of equipment are suspected to have been stolen, with losses estimated at RM1,000.

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The police are looking into the missing wiring of a flood warning siren box at a Department of Irrigation and Drainage (DID) retention pond at Taman Sungai Gemas, near Seremban, that came to light on Jan 4.

Tampin district police chief Anuwal Ab Wahab said the police went to the scene after receiving a report from a DID employee at 1.44pm.

“The man’s hour-long inspection revealed that the siren box and the gate leading into the retention pond had been tampered with, and he suspected that the siren box’s wiring and several other pieces of equipment were stolen, with losses estimated around RM1,000.

“The location of the siren is near Sungai Gemas and the residential area of Taman Sungai Gemas. The incident area is fenced off, and we found evidence that the fence had been damaged,” he said in a statement.

He said the flood warning station that was built 15 years ago was not equipped with any alarms or CCTVs but had been in good condition during its most recent maintenance on Dec 8 last year.

The case is being investigated under Section 379 of the Penal Code.

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