Flood-ravaged families in Malaysia receive much-needed assistance

Flood-ravaged families in Malaysia receive much-needed assistance
The Tengku Puan Pahang, Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah Sultan Iskandar, comforting Sarimah Simin, 73, who lost her home (in the background) during the recent floods in Kampung Loyang in Temerloh.

TEMERLOH - A total of 5,806 families in Temerloh and Kuala Tahan affected by the recent ravaging floods received much-needed assistance to rebuild their lives.

The humanitarian mission was led by the Prime Minister's wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, who is president of the Welfare Association of Minister's Wives (Bakti) and Girl Guides Association of Malaysia.

Accompanying Rosmah were Pahang Girl Guides Association president Tengku Puan Pahang Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah Sultan Iskandar, Kuala Krau MP Datuk Ismail Mohd Said and state executive councillors Datuk Seri Mohd Sharkar Shamsudin and Datuk Syed Ibrahim Syed Ahmad.

Also in the Bakti delegation were the Pahang Mentri Besar's wife Datuk Seri Junaini Kassim and spouses of MPs, state executive councillors and assemblymen.

The families were given household items worth RM570,600 (S$217,00)) contributed by the Girl Guides Association.

Bakti contributed T-shirts, sarong, batik cloth, prayer mats, prayer attire and towels amounting to RM192,350.

Shortly after arriving in Kampung Sanggang here, Rosmah and her delegation attended a post-floods briefing before presenting aid to more than 1,000 recipients.

They joined them for a meal before making their way to visit families in Kampung Loyang and Kampung Sanggang Darat whose homes were destroyed in the floods.

Other organisations which contributed were Global Fund for the Wellbeing of Children, Gamuda Berhad, Sunway Group, YTL Corporation Berhad, Yayasan Albukhary, Berjaya Corporation Bhd, Malaysia Resources Corporation Berhad, Permata and Giant.

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