Floods: Johor prince delivers aid to Muar victims


Tunku Putera Johor Tunku Abu Bakar Al-Haj Ibni Sultan Ibrahim piloted one of three high-powered airboats - personal assets of Johor Ruler Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar - to deliver assistance to victims in Muar.

JOHOR BARU: With the floods still affecting most parts of Johor, the state’s royal family has continued its mission to help victims along with the other government agencies.

On Sunday (March 5), Tunku Putera Johor Tunku Abu Bakar Al-Haj Ibni Sultan Ibrahim piloted one of three high-powered air boats - personal assets of Johor Ruler Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar - to deliver assistance to victims in Muar.

Tunku Abu Bakar began his journey from the Gerisik Jetty in Muar to the SK Gombang temporary relief centre (PPS), where 47 families are seeking shelter.

“After that, the prince piloted the air boat to the Bukit Kepong temporary jetty before braving the floods to deliver food aid to the SK Bukit Kepong PPS which is accommodating 42 families.

Tunku Putera Johor Tunku Abu Bakar Al-Haj Ibni Sultan Ibrahim piloted one of three high-powered airboats - personal assets of Johor Ruler Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar - to deliver assistance to victims in Muar.Tunku Putera Johor Tunku Abu Bakar Al-Haj Ibni Sultan Ibrahim piloted one of three high-powered airboats - personal assets of Johor Ruler Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar - to deliver assistance to victims in Muar.

“Despite the pouring rain, Tunku Abu Bakar also took the time to survey the flood situation along the route,” said a statement on Sultan Ibrahim’s Facebook page.

The mission was also joined by Dato Perdana Dalam, Colonel (R) Datuk Mohamed Perang Musa, Muar district officer Hasrin Kamal Hashim and Johor Fire and Rescue Department acting director Asst Comm Mohd Rizal Buang.

On Saturday (March 4), Sultan Ibrahim mobilised his assets to assist in flood rescue and relocation efforts following the disaster.

The assets were used to deliver food supplies to Orang Asli settlements in Kahang that were cut off by rising floodwaters.

Meanwhile, Permaisuri Johor Raja Zarith Sofiah Binti Almarhum Sultan Idris Shah through her foundation - Raja Zarith Sofiah of Johor Foundation - also contributed 5,000 pop-up tents to the PPS statewide.

The foundation’s chief executive officer Hishamuddin Abdul Rahim said the tents, along with 2,000 sets of hygiene packs, were given to provide some relief to the victims.

“They were handed over to the respective district offices for distribution and the items will be increased when there is a need,” he said, adding that Raja Zarith Sofiah also visited the Kampung Cahaya Baru PPS in Pasir Gudang to learn about the flood situation in the area.

Follow us on our official WhatsApp channel for breaking news alerts and key updates!
   

Next In Nation

Johor State Crown, Diadem to dazzle at National Museum's exhibition
Number of missing person cases rising but not concerning, says CID director
Man gets 37 years in jail, 23 strokes of rotan for robbery, rape
Melaka proposes establishing Southern Gateway Economic Corridor
Road closure in Ipoh during state-level Hari Pahlawan celebration
Teenage girl reported missing in Batang Kali, found safe
Cloud seeding needed more urgently at Bukit Merah Dam instead of Taiping Lake Gardens, says Saarani
Malaysia aims to establish 500 volunteer fire teams by 2030
Sabah aims for 40 gold medals in 21st Sukma Games
AirAsia’s Tony Fernandes wants Microsoft compensation for the CrowdStrike outage: ‘If I delay my flight, you would come after me for a refund’

Others Also Read