Floods: PM cuts short vacation, to return Saturday

Floods: PM cuts short vacation, to return Saturday

PETALING JAYA - Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has cut short his year-end leave and will return to the country Saturday to oversee emergency response to the worsening flood situation in the east coast.

The Prime Minister is expected to fly in directly from Hawaii to Kota Baru, where he will chair a meeting and be briefed by the National Security Council (NSC), the National Disaster Management and Relief Committee, the state government and local emergency responders.

He will also meet those affected by the floods and discuss new measures to support those who have been displaced.

"I am deeply concerned by the floods. I feel for the people who have lost their homes and families who have lost their loved ones," he said in a statement Friday.

More than 100,000 people have been displaced by floods in Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang and Perak.

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