Chinese groups continue to send aid to flooded areas

Chinese guilds and associations continue to assist flood victims by delivering supplies to badly hit areas, Sin Chew Daily reported.

One of the these is the Federation of Hokkien Associations of Malaysia. It started to deliver the goods such as dry food, sugar, rice, drinking water and clothes to the victims on Monday.

Federation president Datuk Khoo Chai Kaa said it had, together with several Chinese guilds and associations as well as business organisations, raised RM130,000 (S$49,100) in two days.

He said the federation would contact MCA deputy president Datuk Dr Wee Ka Siong to arrange for the relief aid to be delivered to the victims in Kelantan where road access had been cut off.

The daily also reported that the Federation of Foo Chow Associations of Malaysia had raised RM300,000 to assist flood victims.

Its president Datuk Seri Tan Chai Lai said a committee had been set up to coordinate the relief work.

Tan said that supplies such as food and drinking water had been sent to the affected areas since Monday.

"I hope more people will come to assist the victims," he added.