SERDANG: The federal government will be chanelling RM50 million in immediate flood assistance to Johor.
Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim said the allocation would be used to help flood victims as well as for other urgent needs in the state.
“RM50 million for Johor immediately — for river management and assist flood victims and other urgent requirements,” he told reporters after performing Friday prayers at the Universiti Putra Malaysia mosque here today.
Anwar also said he would be going to Johor to visit flood victims soon.
“Several ministers have gone to Johor today and another batch will go tomorrow. I am also arranging to visit flood victims in Johor shortly,” he said.
On the fifth day of the floods, the situation is becoming more critical with the number of flood victims continuing to rise to 33,149 people taking shelter at 217 centres as of 8am today.
Yesterday, deputy prime minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi announced that RM10 million in aid would be channelled to the National Disaster Management Agency (Nadma) to buy essential goods and additional supplies for flood-affected residents in the state.