Wee: Johor floods getting worse

PETALING JAYA: Some roads in Johor are now inaccessible due to floods, and the number of victims has risen, says Ayer Hitam MP Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.

“I’ve been receiving the latest updates from local leaders from various places in Johor, including Yong Peng state assemblyman YB Ling Tian Soon, Bekok state assemblyman YB Tan Chong and CRSM (MCA’s Crisis Relief Squad) leaders, and coordinating the relief efforts with them to help the victims,” he said in a Facebook post last night.

“We have received many SOS messages from those who needed help to leave their flooded homes, especially from those in Chaah town in Labis, which is neighbouring the Ayer Hitam constituency.

“Many roads are now inaccessible and this has made the relief efforts of sending food items and aids to the victims much more difficult.

“In my constituency, five relief centres have been opened for hundreds of families and more than 1,000 flood victims.

“Let us all pray for protection and safety for the flood victims.

“I will continue to monitor the flood situation and do my best to help those who are affected.”

Dr Wee, who was in Dewan Rakyat earlier in the day, said continuous rain is expected to last until this weekend.

The MCA president advised people affected by floods to evacuate when they are instructed to do so by the authorities.

In another post, he said CRSM was now on the ground to help flood victims in Johor.

According to the Johor disaster management committee, 7,981 people from 2,286 families were evacuated in Segamat, Kluang, Kota Tinggi, Johor Baru and Kulai as of 5pm yesterday.

There were also reports of the closure of major roads connecting Chaah, Tenang, Yong Peng, and Labis due to rising water levels.

According to the Malaysian Meteorological Department, heavy rain is expected to continue in Johor until today.

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