PUTRAJAYA DEC18: The government has instructed the Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF), Royal Police Malaysia (RPM) and the Fire and Rescue Department teams to help flood victims who have been trapped in the buses and houses in the states badly hit by the monsoon rains since yesterday.
Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said, the National Disaster Management Agency (NADMA) and the Social Welfare Department will send food, medicine and other forms of safety assistance efforts to help the flood victims.
Ismail said, as of 11pm, Dec.18, 2021, 188 Temporary Transfer Centres (PPS) have been opened in six states affected by floods namely Terengganu, Kelantan, Pahang, Melaka, Negeri Sembilan and Selangor involving 11,384 victims from 4,500 families.
“All assistance and assets are managed and mobilised by the State Disaster Management Committee and the Headquarters. On the whole, 66,015 enforcement agencies’ staff from RPM , MAF, Fire and Rescue Department and Malaysia Civil Defence Department, Public Works Department, Social Welfare Department, District Office and local authorities are involved,” Ismail said in a press conference live telecasted on TV1 here this evening.
He added, the government has provided 5,731 PPS nationwide that could place 1,628,512 victims. Meanwhile 500 volunteers from Malaysian Family Squad have been mobilised to help the victims at the PPS.
According to Ismail 521 front bases of the Social Welfare Department nationwide will supply the needs of the victims at the PPS. For assistance the National Disaster Command Centre (NDCC) hotline number is 0380642400.
On another development, Ismail said, as of 10.30pm, 45 PPS have been opened to place 2,551 families while 453 vehicle assets and logistics from various agencies such as RPM, Malaysia Civil Defence Department, Social Welfare Department, Ministry of Health, MAF, Malaysia Volunteers Corps Department (RELA) and Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (APMM) have been mobilised involving 2,817 staff to help the flood victims. –Malaysia World News