RM50 Million Aid for Kelantan Flood Victims

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In a significant move to address the urgent needs of flood-stricken communities in Kelantan, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has announced a substantial aid package totaling RM50 million. This financial assistance, harnessed through the National Disaster Management Agency (Nadma), is poised to provide direct relief to victims grappling with the aftermath of severe flooding in the region.

The Prime Minister, addressing the media in Pasir Mas after an on-site visit to the Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Agama (SMKA) Lati Temporary Relief Centre (PPS), shared the details of the allocation strategy. He expressed the government’s commitment to swiftly address the pressing needs of those housed in temporary relief centers, stating, “For flood victims in temporary relief centers (PPS), for now, we have approved an initial allocation of RM50 million.”

Breaking down the allocation, Anwar explained that each affected family would receive RM1,000 as immediate financial aid. Furthermore, he underscored the government’s intention to provide additional support, tailored to the specific losses incurred by each flood victim. This approach aims to ensure a more nuanced and effective distribution of aid, directly addressing the diverse challenges faced by families in the aftermath of the natural disaster.

The Prime Minister’s announcement comes at a critical juncture when the state of Kelantan is grappling with the devastating impacts of widespread flooding.

The press conference was attended by key figures including Kelantan Menteri Besar Datuk Mohd Nassuruddin Daud and Natural Resources and Environmental Sustainability Minister Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad.

As the nation faces the challenges posed by natural disasters, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s announcement reflects a proactive stance by the government in providing timely and substantial support to those affected by the recent floods in Kelantan. The relief package is poised to make a tangible difference in the lives of individuals and families grappling with the aftermath of this calamity, emphasizing the government’s commitment to fostering resilience and recovery in the face of adversity.

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