We know Penang sourced her water from Sg Muda. But do you know that there are many catchment areas - from Muda Dam to Baling and even Gunung Bintang (Sg Sedim). Look at the topo map here and understand the flow from different rivers to Sg Muda. After going through the map, tell me whether this MB is lying or pure ignorant!
Read the story below...
|Observe the blue lines....the rivers flowing toward Sg Muda|
Tuesday May 29, 2012
Kedah MB: Water catchment areas not affected by logging
JITRA: Kedah Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Azizan Abdul Razak on Tuesday defended the logging activities taking place in Baling forests saying water catchment areas were not affected.
He said the Kedah Forestry Department had made it a condition that the water catchment areas should not be affected in issuing logging concessions.
He told this to reporters after handing over land ownership titles to settlers of Felda Bukit Tangga here.
He was responding to allegations by Kedah Umno chief Datuk Ahmad Bashah Md Hanipah that the logging activities impacted water catchment areas.
Ahmad Bashah had made the claims at a press conference on Sunday.
On Friday, some 300 Umno Youth and Puteri Umno members from the Baling Umno division had staged a peaceful demonsration to protest the PAS-led Kedah's government move to allow the logging activities, claiming that waterways there had become polluted because of it.
On this, Azizan said tests carried out by the Kedah Drainage and Irrigation showed the claims were not true. - Bernama