KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has announced the setting up of a special committee to work out emergency response procedures in facing natural disasters.
The Prime Minister did not name the committee but said it was a precautionary measure when dealing with natural disasters such as the recent floods that struck several states.
In his latest post on his Facebook account, Najib also recorded his appreciation to all those who had extended relief aid to the flood victims.
He also referred to the current floods in Sarawak and prayed for God to ease the burden on those affected.
“I pray that God will ease the burden of the households affected by the floods in Bintulu, Miri, Sarikei and other areas, he said.
Incessant rain for almost a week had caused floods in four Sarawak divisions, namely Miri, Bintulu, Betong and Sri Aman.
As of today, 261 people from 60 households in Miri and Bintulu had been evacuated to relief centres.
Of the total, 222 were in the Bintulu division and 34 in Niah and five in Marudi, both being sub-districts in the Miri division. — Bernama