CM attends weather briefing

KUCHING: Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Adenan Satem yesterday attended a briefing at the State Operations Room, Wisma Bapa Malaysia on the latest weather pattern affecting the state.

Present to brief him were state director of Meteorological Department Loh Eng Kee and state director of Drainage and Irrigation Department Wong Siu Hong.

According to Loh, the state would continue to experience occasional intermittent rain in the next three to four days but would not cause any floods in the state.

Meanwhile Wong said Pantu near Sri Aman and Marudi near Miri were put on the yellow alert category as they were flood prone areas.

The chief minister was also told that the disaster relief committee was prepared for any eventuality.

Also present were Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Alfred Jabu who is also chairman of State Disaster Management Committee, Land Development Minister Tan Sri Datuk Amar Dr James Masing, State Secretary Tan Sri Datuk Amar Mohd Morshidi Abdul Ghani and his deputy Datu Misnu Taha, Major General Datuk Stephen Mundaw and heads of government departments and agencies such as the Armed Forces, State National Security Council, Police, Information, Fire and Rescue, Welfare, Civil Defence, Sarawak Rivers Board, Sains, State Security Unit and others.