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Published: Friday December 6, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Friday December 6, 2013 MYT 9:39:19 AM

Special aid for flood victims to be considered, says Najib

Aerial view: Villages in Rompin, Pahang, inundated by floodwaters. (Inset) Najib looking at the flood situation from his helicopter. — Bernama

Aerial view: Villages in Rompin, Pahang, inundated by floodwaters. (Inset) Najib looking at the flood situation from his helicopter. — Bernama

KUANTAN: Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak left the Umno general assembly in a hurry so he could visit flood victims in his home state of Pahang.

The Prime Minister and Umno president took a helicopter ride to get an aerial view of the damage and visited three relief centres in Pekan and Rompin. He told reporters later that the Government was prepared to consider special aid for the people affected by the floods in Johor, Pahang, Terengganu and Kelantan.

“We will look into the appropriate aid,” he said here yesterday.

Asked about insufficient and delayed relief supplies at several evacuation centres, Najib said this happened because the floods covered a wide area and many major roads were cut off.

He said the unusual amount of rainfall had overwhelmed the flood mitigation systems.

Touring the area: Residents of Taman Perumahan Gong Pauh in Chukai using a boat to survey the condition of their homes. — Bernama

Najib did not discount the possibility of a second wave of floods occurring and advised the public to follow orders from the authorities.

Najib and Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin will take turns to observe the situation in states hit by the flood.

Muhyiddin, who also had to leave the Umno general assembly, said he would go to Terengganu today.

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Tags / Keywords: Family & Community, datuk seri najib tun razak, flood, kuantan

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