RM1,000 flood aid disbursed to over 800 families in Johor

Johor health and unity committee chairman Ling Tian Soon presenting the RM1,000 Bantuan Wang Ihsan (BWI) government cash aid to a flood victim in Yong Peng, Batu Pahat.

YONG PENG: The first batch of the Bantuan Wang Ihsan (BWI) government cash aid has been disbursed to 835 families affected by the floods here, says Ling Tian Soon.

The Johor Health and Unity Committee chairman said the RM1,000 cash aid was presented to 397 families that recently sought shelter at the Baitul Islah, SMK Dato Seth, SK Taman Seri Kota, Sekolah Agama Seri Kota and Yong Peng High School temporary flood relief centres (PPS).

“Another 438 families that sought refuge at the SJKC Yong Peng 1, SJKC Lam Lee and SK Seri Bertam PPS will receive the aid via the Yong Peng District Council.

“The state government is quite concerned about the victims’ welfare and has directed all local councils to distribute the cash aid to those affected as soon as possible,” said the Yong Peng assemblyman on his Facebook page on Friday (March 24).

In conjunction with Ramadan and the coming Hari Raya Aidilfitri festive season, Mentri Besar Datuk Onn Hafiz Ghazi also held a meeting with the local council representatives to speed up post-flood clean ups, Ling said.

He added that Batu Pahat, including Yong Peng, was hit hard by the floods, which forced about 40,000 victims to seek shelter at PPS.

“This does not include those who chose to evacuate to their relatives and friends’ homes,” he said, adding that flood victims who did not relocate to a PPS are still eligible for the cash aid by submitting an application via their respective village chiefs.

The BWI application form is available here: https://shorturl.at/vEM16

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