No lack of food, supplies for Pahang flood victims as relief efforts continue

KUANTAN - There is sufficient food and supplies to go around for flood victims in Pahang, said state Crisis Relief Squad of MCA (CRSM) chief Datuk Chang Hong Seong.

He said supplies had been delivered to all affected areas since last week.

"Today, we just sent 200 bags of rice to flood victims in Mengkarak, Bera. There should be no lack of food for all victims.

"If you do know of flood victims who have not received supplies, let me know and I will have it sent to them," said Chang.

He added that the CRSM had set up resource depots in Kuantan and Bentong and would continue to send out the balance of available stock to flood victims.

In Jerantut, Damak assemblyman Datuk Lau Lee said 10 trucks of supplies had arrived Friday from MCA headquarters to be distributed.

"Logistics wise, there is no problem at all. No one is left out. I will start distributing the additional supplies tomorrow as the victims have just returned home and are still cleaning up," he said.

The flood situation in the state capital has improved considerably but the Temerloh and Pekan districts are still severely affected with evacuees numbering in the tens of thousands.

As of 2pm Friday, the Pahang police contingent headquarters flood operations room reported that there were still 43,834 victims in 203 relief centres statewide.