KOTA BARU – The National Security Council has quashed rumours that the whole of Kelantan would be submerged soon, following an impending release of water from a dam in Narathiwat.
Council secretary Datuk Mohamed Thajudeen Abdul Wahab said he had confirmed with the Thai’s Royal Irrigation Department (RID) that such a dam did not exist in Sukirin, Narathiwat.
â€œThere is no truth to this rumour … There are irresponsible people who have created panic among the people by spreading this,â€ he said in a statement.
Thajudeen said the RID had clarified that the dam in Thailand, closest to Kelantan, was not in Narathiwat, but in Munok.
However, he said Thai officials said the dam was always closed.
â€œHad the water from this dam been released, the Tak Bai district in Thailand, (located across the border of Tumpat, Kelantan) would be flooded,â€ he said.
He said under an arrangement with Thailand, the RID would inform Malaysia if it had any plans to release water from the dam. – NST Online