Laying down the SOP for Pahang flood cleanup

With the flood situation in Pahang improving and more evacuees returning home, Pahang Government has issued conditions for those involved in post-flood cleanup works during the conditional movement control order (MCO) in the state.

Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail said all parties involved must comply with Covid-19 standard operating procedures (SOP) such as the usual rules of wearing face masks and using hand sanitiser as well as gloves.

Wan Rosdy said all NGOs, corporations and volunteers who wish to be involved must also register online at

“The status of their application approval can be checked through the website. Vehicle passes that are accompanied by a letter of approval must also be printed and displayed on the vehicles used.

“The number of volunteers allowed depends on the size of the space to be cleaned with a maximum of 10 people at a time, ” he said.

All NGOs and volunteers would not be allowed to make any physical contact with flood victims especially at the temporary evacuation centres, added Wan Rosdy.

He also stressed that volunteers, corporate bodies and NGOs from outside Pahang, especially from red zones under the MCO, were not allowed to carry out such activities in the state.

“Apart from that, crossing state borders is subject to approval by the police from their respective locations.

“If approved, the only activity allowed is the delivery of relief items without taking part in any gotong-royong activities and interaction with flood victims. The convoy will always be monitored by the police throughout the journey.

“If there is non-compliance during the journey such as not wearing face masks, failure to maintain physical distancing, not using hand sanitiser, not using MySejahtera and other offenses, compounds will be issued immediately, ” said Wan Rosdy.

As at 9am Friday, there were still 8,035 flood victims in relief centres across seven districts in the state.

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