KUANTAN: Pahang Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail has strongly denied that a landslide that caused the closure of Jalan Simpang Pulai happened in the Cameron Highlands district.
He said it was regrettable that there were several posts on social media linking the landslide that caused the closure of Jalan Simpang Pulai-Blue Valley to the district.
“The landslide occurred at KM43.95 of Jalan Simpang Pulai-Blue Valley, which is in the Kinta district, Perak, due to slope failure. As a result, the route is completely closed since Saturday.
“It is also regrettable that there is a video on social media of a mud flood that allegedly happened in Cameron Highlands when it actually occurred elsewhere,” said Wan Rosdy.
It was reported that a stretch of road along Federal Route 185 involving Jalan Simpang Pulai-Blue Valley heading towards Cameron Highlands had been closed to all vehicles following a landslide on Saturday (Sept 18).
According to the Kinta District Public Works Department, the landslide involving a 30-metre road stretch with a depth of 4.57m was detected at 5.45pm and was likely due to continuous rain which caused the soil structure to become weak and unstable.
Wan Rosdy hoped that with his explanation, the people would not be confused with what actually happened, especially in popular areas like Cameron Highlands.