KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 5 — Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah today expressed his sympathy to flood victims particularly in the states of  Pahang, Terengganu, Kelantan, Johor, Perak and Selangor.

In a statement issued by Istana Negara today, Al-Sultan Abdullah also expressed hope that the victims would remain strong in facing the disaster and calamity that befell them.

His Majesty also called on the relevant authorities, especially the National Disaster Management Agency (NADMA) to continue helping the victims in the flood-hit states.

“The people, especially in low-lying areas, are advised to remain vigilant, prioritise their personal and family safety, and be prepared to be evacuated to temporary relief centres when instructed by the authorities,” he said.

With the rising daily number of positive COVID-19 cases in the country, Al-Sultan Abdullah also advised all evacuees and workers at the evacuation centres to practice the new norm and comply with all the standard operating procedures (SOP) to curb the spread of the disease.

Meanwhile, the statement said Al-Sultan Abdullah also visited and presented donations to flood evacuees housed at four relief centres in Maran, Pahang, today namely at SMK Maran, Surau Kampung Jara, SK Kuala Sentul and Masjid As Syakirin.

“During the visit, His Majesty also expressed gratitude and appreciation to NADMA, state governments and district administrators, as well as rescue agencies, police and military personnel as well as Civil Defence Force and Social Welfare Department for working tirelessly in helping the victims,” the statement said.

The King also called on the people to pray for the floods to quickly subside and not to claim any other victims or cause more damage to private and public properties.

Heavy rain since Saturday had caused floods in six states namely Johor, Pahang, Terengganu, Selangor, Kelantan and Perak so far with thousands of victims had to be evacuated to relief centres.


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