Tuesday, March 22, 2011

RM52.8mil spent for 89,000 flood victim families

Source: http://thestar.com.my/news/parliament (22/3/2011)

The Federal Government has provided RM52.8mil to assist almost 89,000 families from six states affected by floods late last year. Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Aziz said that RM27,983,057 was spent to relocate the flood victims and to provide them food and other daily necessities. To help minimise the cost of moving back into their homes, he said the Government had given RM500 to each family.

Replying to a question raised by Lim Lip Eng (DAP–Segambut), he said states affected by the floods were Johor (16,455 families or 67,000 victims), Malacca (2,325 families or 9,098 victims), Negri Sembilan (715 families or 3,083 victims), Pahang (381 families or 2,663 victims), Sabah (903 families or 3,389 victims) and Sarawak (615 families or 2,949 victims).

To another question from Datuk Mahfuz Omar (PAS–Pokok Sena), he said any delay in providing financial aid could be due to the tedious process of identifying flood victims eligible for aid. He said this involved the affected families registering themselves with their respective village heads, who would then relay the information to the district office for verification.

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