Floods: Aid package includes vehicle repair assistance, says PM

PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Family Flood Aid relief worth RM1.4bil includes assistance for personal vehicle repairs in a bid to alleviate the burden of victims, says Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

Those whose personal vehicles were declared as a total loss because of the floods are entitled to a RM1,000 voucher from the government to spend on repairs or purchases to replace their damaged vehicles, he said in a statement on Wednesday (Dec 29).

Perodua will be providing free towing to its service centres, a 50% discount on spare parts as well as free repair labour costs and related services, he added.

Proton has also agreed to give a 50% discount on spare parts for most car models as well as free towing and car wash at its registered service centres, he said.

“As for other car companies, almost all have agreed to provide free towing services and discounts of 25% or more on spare parts and repair labour cost at their centres.

“Some companies are also offering options for monthly instalment payments for a period of one year," he said.

Ismail Sabri said the government has always taken a holistic approach through its initiatives and measures to ensure that the welfare of the Malaysian Family was guaranteed at all times.

He hoped all the initiatives under the Malaysian Family Flood Aid can help ease the burden of those affected by the floods.

“Together we pray that the impact of this disaster can be overcome so that we can focus on recovery and economic growth next year,” he added.

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