Floods: Johor mobilises its volunteer arm to give aid to victims


JOHOR BARU: The Johor state government has mobilised its volunteering arm, the Southern Volunteers, to help over 1,000 victims at temporary relief centres in flood-hit districts.

Mentri Besar Datuk Onn Hafiz Ghazi said the matter was decreed by Tunku Mahkota Johor Tunku Ismail Ibni Sultan Ibrahim.

"Hopefully, this will help lighten the burden of families and victims who are currently being tested at this moment," he said in a Facebook post here on Tuesday (Jan 24).

Earlier, Onn Hafiz, together with state deputy secretary Datuk On Jabbar, visited and handed out aid to flood victims seeking shelter at Kampung Baru Sungai Mas in Kota Tinggi.

He also thanked his state executive councillors for visiting other flood relief centres in the affected districts.

"God willing, the state government officers, including state executive councillors, will continue to monitor places that have been flooded.

"The people’s safety is the state government's priority and we will do our best to ensure that the situation remains under control at all times.

"I will monitor the operations of the agencies involved, especially the district offices as coordinator of the district disaster management committee, to ensure the safety of the people, even in this situation," he added.

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