SHAH ALAM: Only some NGO vehicles are allowed to enter and exit the flood-hit area in Taman Sri Muda, Section 25 here, says district police chief Asst Comm Baharudin Mat Taib.

He said public vehicles were not allowed to get in and out except with permission.

This was following a social media post that went viral claiming there were those who were prevented from delivering food aid to flood victims in Taman Sri Muda.

“The action to control public vehicles entering the area is to avoid congestion and give way to lorries coming in and out to take the victims to the relief centres,” he said in a statement yesterday as reported by Bernama.

ACP Baharudin said it was feared that congestion at the location would hamper rescue efforts.

“The concern shown by all NGOs and the public is very much appreciated. However, we would like to remind all parties to abide by the instructions of the authorities in order to facilitate the process of rescuing the victims,” he said.