The sirens that were supposed to warn Cameron Highlands residents of impending floodwaters in 2013 were inadequate, witnesses told the High Court in Kuala Lumpur today.
One witness, 54-year old domestic worker Kang Ai Moy, said the siren had sounded frequently in the past, but this did not always indicate that a flood was coming.
Responding to a question when cross-examined by Tenaga Nasional Bhd’s (TNB) lawyer R Harikannan, Kang said she understood the siren to be a signal "to standby.”
Asked whether "to standby" means to prepare to evacuate, she rebutted that the siren would be sounded “whenever it likes.”
“It (the siren) sings in the day; it sings in the night; it sings whenever it likes. Why would I run?” Kang said.
She replied in the affirmative when asked whether she considered the siren to be a normal occurrence...