Floods: Govt to look into claims that victims did not receive aid, says Zahid

KUALA NERUS: The Federal Government will look into claims of some flood victims in the state, who were not listed as aid recipients, despite having registered at the temporary relief centres.

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said if their names were missed out, the aid would immediately be taken from the National Disaster Management Agency’s (Nadma) allocation to be channelled directly to the state constituency involved.

"Should the district or state flood committees have overlooked this matter, then we will get the funds from Nadma to be channelled directly to the state assemblymen," he told reporters at Sultan Mahmud Airport here today (March 28).

Over 100 flood victims from Seberang Takir constituency met with Ahmad Zahid at the airport today to express their hope that the Federal Government would ensure that flood assistance to the state is distributed equally.

According to the flood victims, they have fulfilled the conditions and undergone all the processes required by the authorities to qualify for the aid.

Meanwhile, Ahmad Zahid who is also Rural and Regional Development Minister, attended a Ramadan programme at Al-Ansar Mosque, Sri Pantai Camp here today.

Some 1,500 people consisting of tahfiz students, tithe recipients and local residents gathered to break their fast together at the Santunan Kasih Ramadan event organised by the ministry.

At the event, Ahmad Zahid also presented donations totalling RM21,000 along with duit raya, clothes and food hampers from the Central Terengganu Development Authority (Ketengah) to the orphans present.

In addition, the ministry also handed over KEMAS Quick Win tool kits for sewing, culinary, handicraft and personal grooming courses to 60 recipients from the rural B40 group to help them generate income during the festive season. - Bernama

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