KOTA BAHARU, Dec 27 – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today visited several areas that were severely affected by the floods in the state. The Prime Minister boarded a Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) helicopter to observe the affected areas which included Pasir Mas, Tumpat, Rantau Panjang and Tanah Merah.
He also met the flood victims at the Temporary Relief Centre (PPS) at the Sekolah Kebangsaan Kubang Batang, Tumpat, and the Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Belimbing PPS in Tanah Merah. The Prime Minister was also seen listening to the woes of the people concerning their aspirations during the meeting.
Brushing aside protocol, Najib was seen eating the food which were also served to the flood victims as well as drinking what the victims were drinking. Najib was scheduled to visit the Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Pengkalan Chepa PPS, and the Sekolah Rendah Kebangsaan Seri Chempaka PPS, here later.
Earlier, Najib arrived at the Sultan Ismail Petra Airport, Pengkalan Chepa, here at 1.40pm. Najib later proceeded to listen to a special briefing from the chairman of the Kelantan Flood Disaster Committee, Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed as well as from the National Security Council (MKN) at the airport for about half an hour.
The Prime Minister was briefed on the operations to assist the flood victims including on the delivery of food supplies, the weather situation for the immediate future, as well as the trend of water flow in the main rivers in the state. Also present during the briefing session were the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim and Kelantan Menteri Besar Datuk Ahmad Yaakob.