The aftermath of the Kampar flood

Although the flood that hit Kampar on April 13 has been slowly receding, the disaster that it left behind was far from over.  CJMY  braved the heavy rains to be there last week to witness the devastation.

The damages ranged from destroyed crops to houses so badly ruined by the flood that it split in two.  The pictures speak for themselves…


Kampar River still swollen
River banks turned into swamps


Floods receding
Devastation beyond words
House wall cracked in two right down the middle
No choice but to make a make shift shelter by the road side




Dave Jean Kameron

A final year medical student & a ICFJ Fellow , that’s affectionately known amongst his friends as the walking encyclopedia – Mr. Wiki! Growing up in the ‘ghetto’ of KL vis a vis Sentul, gave him the first hand feel of the realities of being a Malaysian at grass roots. Perhaps, this was what brought about that desire for change, equality and justice? 10 years in advertising provided the perfect playground for his equally amazing left brain.Today, a stringer for MalaysiaKini, happy father of 2, a good husband and oak like faith in God is indeed living the dream of slums to success, and hence sees hope and possibility for everyone... a blip by Sherril Netto