TANAH MERAH, Jan 19 – Kelantan flood victims would receive the biggest contribution from the Welfare Association of Wives of Ministers and Deputy Ministers (Bakti), said its president Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor. The Prime Minister’s wife said 5,500 flood victims in the state would be given various forms of aid by Bakti.
“Kelantan will receive the biggest portion of the RM4 million relief aid Bakti has allocated for four flood-hit states,” she told reporters after an aid presentation ceremony at the Tanah Merah Vocational College here today. The three other states are Pahang, Terengganu and Perak.
“In addition, Bakti will look into appeals for contribution of rice for 15,000 families affected by floods in Tanah Merah.” Rosmah said the Malaysian Girl Guides Association would set up a reading room for children in Gua Musang to provide them a place to study. She said the association would also set up three mobile clinics which would run for a year in Gua Musang for the convenience of residents in the district.
“This will be borne by the Girl Guides Association,” said Rosmah who is also president of the association. Commenting on her visit to Gua Musang, Kuala Krai and Tanah Merah to witness the aftermath of the floods, Rosmah expressed great sadness over the misery suffered by victims. “I did not expect such devastation and I hope the victims will be given comfortable temporary shelter before the government can rebuild their homes.”