Johor floods: No need to declare emergency, says Fahmi

PUTRAJAYA: There is no need for an emergency to be declared in flood-stricken Johor, says Communications and Digital Minister Fahmi Fadzil.

He said while the matter was not discussed by the Cabinet, the meeting did look at how assistance could be extended to flood victims in the state.

"We looked at what can be done and assets that can be deployed to help Johor," he told a press conference here on Friday (March 3).

Fahmi said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, who went on the ground to see for himself the situation informed the Cabinet on the need for bailey bridges to be built as soon as possible to ensure connectivity.

"We will continue to see how we can help flood victims and resolve the issue of floods in the state," he added.

Fahmi said the Cabinet was also informed of Federal Government aid of RM50mil being released as immediate assistance to Johor.

As of noon, there were 32,719 people from 9,610 families affected by rising waters in 10 districts in the state.

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