KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 11 — The government has approved an allocation of RM10.250 million as compassionate aid to help ease the burden of those affected by floods during the 2020/2021 northeast monsoon season, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Special Functions) Datuk Seri Mohd Redzuan Md Yusof.
He said in a statement that the initial allocation would be channelled to the flood-hit state governments to expedite the distribution of the aid.
“Based on the 2020/2021 northeast monsoon flood disaster overall report from the National Disaster Control Centre (NDCC), an estimated 20,341 families have been recorded as being flood victims nationwide from Nov 11, 2020 until Jan 14, 2021.
“However, considering that the country is still in the northeast monsoon phase, which is only expected to end in mid-March, the disaster management committee of the affected states can apply for additional allocation based on the confirmed total number of families in case there are additional flood victims,” he said.
He pointed out that each affected family would receive RM500 while RM5,000 would be given to families who suffered the loss of lives due to the floods.
The states involved are Perak, Selangor, Johor, Pahang, Terengganu, Kelantan, Sabah, Sarawak, Kedah, Melaka, Labuan, Negeri Sembilan and Penang.