PENGKALAN CHEPA: The Defence Ministry will allocate RM500 aid to its personnel who were affected by the floods.
Its Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said the aid would be distributed to the ministry's civilian personnel, armed forces and National Service staff.
"We will also award unrecorded leave to the ministry’s staff affected by the floods.
"The time away can be used by them to clean-up their houses and make other preparations," he told reporters after visiting flood victims at SMK Pengkalan Chepa here on Monday.
He also announced that the Government would be providing four units of water purifier and the deployment of another 20 personnel.
To date, Hishammuddin said 5,000 armed forces personnel have been deployed to assist in the flood operations.
"I am satisfied with the level of commitment showed by the men and women of the armed forces.
"The priority is the safety and welfare of flood victims," he said.