Sandakan: The Sibuga Mile 8 road near the District Council's rubbish dumping ground, which has been shut down due to flood recently, is a decade-old problem, said Sabah Progressive Party (Zone Sandakan) Youth committee member Shahrizan Jainal.
He said the problem has existed since 10 years ago, from the time of Barisan Nasional's Datuk Samsuddin Yahya until today.
"After the Batu Sapi by-election in 2009, Datin Linda Tsen became the Assemblywoman of Batu Sapi.
"Tsen did not seem to care about the problem and has done nothing like reconstructing or maintaining the existing drain in the area," he said, Saturday.
Sharizan felt the drain measuring only two square feet is not big enough to sustain a huge amount of water, causing flood that also affects nearby areas.
He added matters were made even worse each time it flooded, because the drain was filled with rubbish and wild plants.
"The problem is not only making things hard for road users but are also causing accidents," he said.
Sharizan, who was also in the nearby area at the time of flooding with some friends, almost met with an accident with a four-wheel drive vehicle in the same area.
"Some drivers are left without choice but to drive through the flood, which could reach a depth of two metres following continuous rain," he added.
--Courtesy of The Daily Express