KUALA LUMPUR: The MCA has received monetary and non-monetary contributions amounting to almost RM1mil to help flood victims in the east coast.
The donations, made by individuals as well as 22 organisations, included food, water and medicine.
MCA president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said he was overwhelmed by the support given by the Malaysian public in this flood crisis, which is now into its third week.
"We are requesting for more donations, especially next week when floods start to subside and victims return home," he said during a press conference at Wisma MCA here, Monday.
Liow who is also Transport Minister, said MCA officials would send the contributions to the flood relief centres by any means possible, including helicopters provided by corporate companies if necessary.
Liow also said the MCA had set up an East Coast Flood Relief Operations Centre which would operate 24 hours a day to coordinate supply and services to flood victims.
Nine operation centres were also opened, with five in Kelantan, and two each in Terengganu and Pahang.
Meanwhile, MCA deputy president Datuk Dr Wee Ka Siong said the party's second stage of assistance would include mattresses, blankets, and more basic supplies.
"Four trucks will leave for Kelantan today to send the supplies, including medicine," he added. - Bernama