| Let’s see what our ministers from Johor will do this time.In the last wave of flood, all of them (except Chua Soi Lek) have gone for overseas holiday and decided not to return to help the victims in their constituencies. They probably thought that the vast vote majority they obtained during the past elections should help them to sail through even if they were not around to help the victims. AAB set an very bad example when he decided to proceed with his holiday in Australia immediately after his one-day visit in Johor ( mind you,he has just got back from his RM30 m “yatch” holiday in Turkey).
AAB has increased the financial aids to each family from RM200 to RM500 after mush criticism from DAP and the victims. But this is really “chicken feeds” if we compare it to the RM600 m “given” to all Umno division chiefs and the RM 300 m “burnt” during the annual Monsoon Cup in Terengganu.
We urge Najib to send his servicemen immediately to help rescue the flood victioms. And Ong Ka Ting should also mobilise all servicemen working in Bomba dan Penyelamat and local councils to do the same. And make sure they do not take money before providing help and assistance to the victims this time.
Johor hit by new wave of floods
|Malaysia’s south has been hit by a second wave of flooding, with two days of downpours forcing more than 20,000 people to flee their homes, officials said today.“It’s quite a gloomy morning,” said Che Moin Umar, chief of the Crisis and Disaster Management Directorate.”We have a total number of victims evacuated at 20,051,” he told AFP.
Che Moin said that most of Johor was affected, and that he expected more evacuations to take place over the weekend, with forecasts of rain.
“People are taking very fast action to evacuate themselves … That is a good step,” he said.
Che Moin said that most of Johor was affected, and that he expected more evacuations to take place today. The situation is tipped to worsen with rain forecast to continue over the weekend.
More than 2,000 people were already sheltering in flood evacuation centres in Johor in the aftermath of the first round of flooding which hit late last month, forcing 90,000 to evacuate their homes at the peak of the crisis.
Since then rains have hit hit the country’s north and its eastern states on Borneo island.
Seventeen people have been killed so far in the floods – the worst in decades -caused by unseasonally heavy rain.
Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi yesterday said that initial estimates of the damages from the disaster had reached more than RM100 million.