Stop blame game over floods, says Pahang Regent


ROMPIN: Pointing fingers over the floods is not wise as it is considered a natural disaster, Pahang Regent Tengku Mahkota Pahang Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah said.

He said flood victims should be thankful for the assistance rendered by the concerned parties.

Tengku Abdullah said being put up at flood relief centres was not comfortable but the victims had to face the situation.

He said they could not expect everything to be up to their expectations.

“It is a good idea, too, if an elevated simple shelter can be built next to your house, so you can live there temporarily during floods,” he said in a briefing to flood victims in Dewan Teluk Gading, Tanjung Gemuk, yesterday.

Some 203 evacuees from Kampong Kurnia, were given temporary shelter in the centre since Sunday.

Tengku Abdullah was accompanied by Tengku Puan Pahang Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandriah Sultan Iskandar and Rompin MP Datuk Seri Dr Jamaluddin Jarjis.

Meanwhile, the number of flood victims in Pahang has risen to 1,376.

Kampong Bukit Rangin, Kampong Charu and Kampong Pahang were the latest villages affected by floods.

A total of 16 villages have been flooded.

The relief centre in Pekan has been closed after all 24 victims from Kampong Rumbia returned to their houses yesterday.

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