KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 23 – The government will help to restore the life of flood victims so that they can find employment and start business as soon as possible. Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said this is important since most of the flood victims had lost their jobs and sources of income.
“The traders lost their stalls and shops after they were swept away by strong currents during the massive floods last month,” he said when releasing the Federal Territory UMNO second humanitarian aid mission convoy, in the capital, Thursday. Muhyiddin said the government had initiated measures to help the flood victims, including to provide financial aid, repair 10,000 houses and replace the 3,000 houses swept away by flood waters.
“Insya Allah, the houses will be replaced or repaired by the federal and the state governments aided by corporations, voluntary and political organisations,” he said. He welcomed the contribution of various parties, including Federal Territory UMNO in alleviating the burden of some 400,000 flood victims nationwide.
The Federal Territory UMNO humanitarian aid convoy comprising 250 volunteers brought 7,000 units of essential items such as stoves, blankets and prayer robes to be distributed to flood victims in Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang and Perak. Also present were Federal Territory UMNO chairman Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor and deputy chairman Datuk Raja Nong Chik Raja Zainal Abidin.