Selangor allocates $568,500 to assist flood victims

Selangor allocates $568,500 to assist flood victims

PETALING JAYA - The Selangor government has allocated RM1.5 million (S$568,500) to assist victims of the worsening floods in the east coast.

Mentri Besar Azmin Ali said on Friday that RM1 million would be channelled to Kelantan, which has been the worst-hit state, while RM100,000 each will be given to the Terengganu, Pahang and Perak governments.

"The state executive council, which convened this morning, also decided to allocate RM200,000 for a humanitarian relief mission.

"The state government will also assist in the clean-up of areas affected by the floods, with the involvement of all local councils in Selangor," he told reporters at the state secretary building in Shah Alam Friday.

Azmin said state-owned subsidiaries and GLCs, as well as private entities, would be roped in to provide school equipment such as bags and uniforms for primary and secondary students in the affected areas.

The floods in the east coast, Perlis and Perak have displaced more than 100,000 victims to date and are said to be the worst in the country's history.

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