KUANTAN: The Yang di-Pertuan Agong has called on Malaysians to extend a helping hand and necessary assistance to the needy, including those affected by floods.
“Let’s help where we can ... I would like to personally thank those individuals and agencies who have done a lot to help,” Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah told reporters after visiting flood victims at the temporary relief centre at Sekolah Rendah Agama Ubudiah Al-Jariah in Taman Guru here yesterday.
Accompanied by his son, Tengku Panglima Raja Kol Tengku Amir Nasser Ibrahim Shah, His Majesty also visited the victims housed at SK Bunut Rendang and Kolej Kemahiran Tinggi Mara here, Bernama reported.
Sultan Abdullah said he also prayed that the flood situation would improve soon and those affected would be patient and persevere in facing the situation.
During the visits, the King presented personal donations as well as food supplies and personal hygiene and prayer kits to the victims.
The floods, which hit Kuantan and Pekan since Feb 6, have affected 5,160 residents so far.
Meanwhile, Sultan Abdullah also said prayers and assistance should be extended to the people in Turkiye and Syria after both countries were struck by a strong earthquake on Monday.
“I hope we can organise solat hajat and pray for those who lost their lives. We are deeply saddened by the tragedy,” he said.