The Selangor state government delivered RM150,000 worth of items collected from Selangor folks to flood victims in Kelantan last weekend.
At a press conference in the USJ 2 community hall last week, Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) councillor Pooi Weng Keong thanked Selangorians for their kind donation for the Post-Disaster Recovery Action Plan.
“The RM500 cash donation we received will be used to buy shoes, stationery, mattresses, blankets and pillows.
“We have packed 300 bags of food items for 300 families,” he said.
The convoy was flagged off by executive councillor for local government Ean Yong Hian Wah at the community hall.
“Even though we did not meet the target of RM1mil this time around, the total amount of items and cash collected throughout the different stages would have surpassed the amount.
“In my zone itself, RM100,000 worth of donation was collected during the initial stage and sent to victims,” Pooi said.
The donations will also be allocated to four schools, namely SK Kuala La, SK Pasir Tumboh, and SM (A) Arab Ma’ahad Muhammadi in Gua Musang and SM (A) Nurul Ihsan in Kuala Krai.
MPSJ councillor Loka Ng criticised the Health Ministry for not coming up with measures to ensure that flood-hit areas were safe from diseases.
“After the water has receded, we now have to worry about water-borne diseases.
“We have not seen anything done,” he said.
Kajang Municipal Council (MPKj) councillor Bryan Lai, who was also present, said they would also be donating 150 pressure pumps and bottles of five-litre disinfectant liquid.