Deluge of support after floods

Major cleanup: Chua (left) and volunteers helping to clean the mud-coated chairs in Kampung Cina Tok Cuba Temple in Machang, Kelantan.

MCA members and the Fire Rescue Department joined forces to clean up the Kampung Cina Tok Cuba Temple in Machang, Kelantan, on Monday.

Party vice president Datuk Chua Tee Yong and members spent a few hours there, said his special assistant Lim Khai Sin.

She said there was a need to clean up the place fast as the temple also housed a community hall — a gathering place for the villagers.

Lim said the furniture and place were all coated with mud and it took time to do the cleaning.

Heartwarming meals: Volunteers cooking a curry dish for flood victims in Kota Baru, Kelantan.
Heartwarming meals: Volunteers cooking a curry dish for flood victims in Kota Baru, Kelantan.

Apart from that, the water pressure was still low though the supply resumed after the flood.

“The villagers were thankful to the Bomba (Fire and Rescue Department) for their help.

“They have the equipment to wash off the thick mud,” she said.

Lim said Chua and MCA members also went round to distribute face masks to the people.

She said the masks were from the MCA headquarters in Kuala Lumpur.

“The surroundings are quite dusty after the flood,” she said.

In Kota Baru, volunteers were cooking curry for flood victims soon after arriving in four lorries and two 4WDs from Shah Alam on Saturday to provide free food to the victims.

Hamzah Abdul Latif said they brought along 600kg of fish, 1.5 tons of chicken, 10,000 eggs, 1.5 tons of rice and 35 tanks of gas.

He was among 25 volunteers who have been cooking and giving out food at Madrasah Ahmadiah in Bunut Payong since Saturday.

In George Town yesterday, Penang police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Abdul Rahim Hanafi said the state contingent raised RM30,388 for the flood victims.

“We also collected 15 lorry loads of daily goods including mineral water, rice, biscuits, sugar, salt, coffee, tea, Milo, milk, flour, clothes, canned food, diapers, soap, toothpaste and blankets, among others,” he said.

The necessities would be sent to the Pusat Latihan Polis (Pulapol) in Kuala Lumpur for distribution to the affected areas.

“The Penang police contingent has also sent 300 men to assist in the affected states,” he added.

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