Malaysia Dateline

When it rains.. it pours

Kuala Lumpur, the melting pot of culture and capital of Malaysia. With endless possibilities, every growing potential, in business growth, developments, capital markets, of the socioeconomic of the once-known-as the Asian Tiger.

And then comes that time of the year again, the wet season called the Northeast Monsoon from November to March; contributing the most downpours and thunderstorms in Kuala Lumpur.

Only weeks ago, our neighbour in Sulawesi, Indonesia, was hit by natural disasters, a 7.5 Richter earthquake, followed by Tsunami, causing damages in buildings, infrastructures and casualties in Palu, Donggala, Sigi and Parigi Moutong, affecting 2.4 million people.

Back in our own backyard, Malaysians are as usual, complaining. Why? Because apparently KLites do not like rain or their activities do not associate well with rains, despite having roof over their heads and most of them driving their own cars as a means of commuting.

So, when it rained on Sunday 11 November, flash flood in Kuala Lumpur makes headlines again.

Nothing new this time except that the netizen mistook the viral photos of a car stranded in a flooding tunnel as SMART tunnel when it turned out to be the tunnel heading from Jalan Tun Razak towards KLCC and Jalan Loke Yew.

The said viral photos had been going around on social media and according to SMART spokesperson, this has damaged their reputation.