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Published: Friday December 13, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Friday December 13, 2013 MYT 8:00:07 AM

A free house for flood victims

Alternative transport: Saiful Rahmat Yusuf, 18, checking on the family car in Kampung Semangat, Kuantan. — Bernama

Alternative transport: Saiful Rahmat Yusuf, 18, checking on the family car in Kampung Semangat, Kuantan. — Bernama

KUALA TERENGGANU: Those who have lost their homes in the massive floods in the state can apply for a free house worth RM40,000 under the Poorest People’s Housing Project, said Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Said.

“In such cases, their homes have either been swept away by floodwaters, collapsed or the damage is just beyond repair. These are considered total losses.

“The relevant agencies will compile the data of these home owners,” he told reporters outside the state assembly hall here yesterday.

Earlier, during the debate in the assembly sitting, Mohd Iskandar Jaafar (BN – Jabi) had suggested that the state government exempt those affected by the floods from paying a month’s utility bill.

Those who leased shops from local authorities should also not have to pay their rental for the month, he said.

He also suggested that the state government postpone the increase of fees for kindergartens run by Yayasan Pembangunan Keluarga Terengganu.

In Alor Setar, the Muda Agriculture Development Authority (Mada) is sending 5,000 packets of rice and 5,000 bottles of mineral water to flood evacuees in Terengganu.

Mada chairman Datuk Othman Aziz said the relief items, which was contributed by its subsidiary companies via its welfare fund, would be distributed to evacuees in Kemaman.

Tags / Keywords: Environment, floods

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