Torrential rain has lashed the country for the last two weeks, causing flash floods and mudslides.
The prime minister drives to Pantai Tengah for first-hand look at havoc wreaked by Friday's storm and strong winds.
Mohd Hisham Mohd Anip says that with Typhoon Lekima occurring thousands of kilometres away, it is highly unlikely its effects would be felt here.
All packed with festive delicacies and ready to drive back to Selangor, but the storm spoils their plans.
Most areas affected have been cleared, while 20 storm victims were evacuated to temporary relief centre, says exco man.
Cash and goods disappear after storm brings down tents at Dataran 350 in Kangar.
Strong winds cause many uprooted trees and damage to properties.
Villages along the coast of the northerly Zambezi province were cut off from the mainland by a two-metre storm surge.
Images of cars submerged in floodwaters on main roads, broken traffic lights and fallen trees circulated on social media.
Communities remain cut off and thousands are still without power in the state of Queensland, but the weather bureau says downpours have been easing.
As waters began to recede Tuesday in some areas, authorities warn people of the dangers of returning home.
National disaster agency spokesman says unstable soil has made search and retrieval operations a challenge.
Holidaymakers keen to leave the islands face long delays as transport links are slowly reopened on Saturday.
Packing winds of 104 kilometres per hour, Pabuk is unlikely to intensify into a full-blown typhoon.
MP raps education ministry for failing to ensure repairs to school buildings were completed during long school holidays.
The category 1 cyclone is expected to cross the coast near the bauxite mining town of Weipa.
17 people are still missing and more than 40,000 were displaced nationwide due to the storm.
Almost 12,000 people were also evacuated from their homes in the Bicol region after the low pressure area, locally named "Usman", hit the eastern side of the country on Saturday.
Many of the squares and walkways of Venice itself have been submerged in the highest floods the canal city has seen in a decade.
Two young people died south of Rome when a tree hit the car they were travelling in, while another person was killed and several injured in the nearby town of Terracina after howling winds brought down scores of slender, tall pine trees.
The region around capital Lisbon and the centre of the country at Leiria and Coimbra were worst hit with trees uprooted, cars and houses damaged and local flooding reported.
Leslie could turn out to be the most powerful storm to hit Portugal since 1842.
The National Hurricane Center said the storm is now packing maximum wind gusts of 130 mph (210 kilometres).
At their most fearsome, these low-pressure weather fronts pack more power than the energy released by the atomic bomb that levelled Hiroshima.