Malaysia: Floods - Dec 2006
Early this year unexpectedly saw vast destructions to the livelihood and the local populations in Johor due to the continuous heavy rain resulting in massive flooding in the southern state of the peninsular. This sudden disaster saw numerous humanitarian organizations/NGOs including the MRCS response team being positively and actively activated in aid to the victims.
Parts of the humanitarian aid provided by MRCS to the unfortunates were numbers of constructions of homes such as those being constructed in Parit Yaani, Parit Sulong and Kampung Teluk Penchu.
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Period covered by this Final Report: 25 December 2006 to 25 March 2007.
KUALA LUMPUR, March 20 (Bernama) -- The government has estimated an additional allocation of RM1.2 billion to face the possibility of floods due to climate change and global warming, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said Tuesday.
The deputy prime minister said the government was studying follow-up measures to reduce the impact of floods that are highly likely to recur because of these phenomena.
"We estimate the additional amount needed to be in the region of RM1.2 billion but it could be bigger," he said in reply to Dr Junaidi Abdul Wahab (BN-Batu Pahat) in the …
JOHOR BAHARU, March 15 (Bernama) -- The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) Thursday gave 2,986 gas stoves worth RM100,000 to the Johor government for flood victims in the state.
The senior general manager of its Social Security Training Institute, Abdul Wahab Nasir, handed over the gas stoves to state secretary, Datuk Abdul Latiff Yusof, at the Sultan Ibrahim Building, here.
"This contribution is made as we empathise with the difficulties faced by the flood victims suffered huge losses in the disaster," Abdul Wahab said.
He added that as an institution responsible for …
Although the waters have receded in Johor, MERCY Malaysia has not stopped providing aid to its community. During the worst days that warranted rescue and relief efforts, we conducted mobile clinics that made available primary healthcare to thousands of those affected, while distributing hygiene kits containing the basic necessities that were crucial at that point.
And now, MERCY Malaysia is working with Johor's local authorities to formulate a sustainable recovery plan that will enhance preparedness for future catastrophes. As written by our president, Datuk Dr.
A convoy consist of 11 units 4X4, 2 unit MPV, 2 unit lorry to deliver donated items consists of cooked food (500 units of packed chicken rice, local kuih, bread, buns etc), dry food (salted fish, rice, sugar, milo powder, milk powder, biscuits etc), can food, fresh fruits, eggs, bottled water, drinks (coffee, tea, energy drink), 2 units cooking stove, cooking utensils, new items (sandals, baby diapers, towels, blankets etc) and used items (clothing, bedding etc).
The convoy departed KL/Selangor at about 7.20am and met up with another group at the Seremban Highway R&R and yet another …
The Malaysian National News Agency, Bernama, and AMDB Berhad joined forces to help flood victims here today.
The two entities presented cash and bags with essential items to a total of 40 families from Taman Ria here whose lives were affected by the two waves of floods that hit the state recently.
The contributions were handed out by Bernama deputy editor-in-chief Datuk Zakaria Abdul Wahab and AMDB Berhad senior general manager Mohd Shahreza Abdul Majid.
A long month of flooding in southern Malaysia has increased the misery of residents of the area. Although the government has provided aid and emergency funds for displaced persons, some flood victims cannot claim such support. These people are refugees without Malaysian citizenship who depend on NGOs to provide aid.
On 3 Jan, the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) visited the affected area to assess the conditions on the ground.
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 6 (Bernama) -- The government will give tax breaks to businessmen whose goods were destroyed or premises affected by the recent floods, Second Finance Minister Tan Sri Nor Mohamed Yakcop said here Tuesday.
In announcing additional efforts to lessen the burden on flood victims, the Inland Revenue Board (IRB) would allow taxpayers to submit a lower assessment for 2007 as well as extend the instalment period to repay the taxes.
Those affected can submit their applications to the IRB branch director where they submit their returns.
Nor Mohamed said that written …
KOTA MARUDU, Feb 5 (Bernama) - Flood victims in Sabah will receive cash aid from the federal government soon, Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz said today.
He said each family would receive at least RM700 with additional RM200 per family for those forced to evacuate twice during the floods.
Speaking to reporters after a briefing on the floods by the director of the Sabah National Security Division, Mohd Arif Baharum, at the Kota Marudu District Office here, he said the district offices in areas affected by the floods were in the final …
JOHOR BAHARU, Feb 2 (Bernama) -- The number of flood victims at the relief centres in Batu Pahat further declined to 4,596 Friday morning from 9,501 on Thursday.
A spokesman of the Johor flood operations room said the victims were from 1,063 families.
All roads previously closed in Batu Pahat are now open to traffic.
The weather in the state is expected to be generally cloudy on Friday.
All relief centres in other districts have been closed over the past one week.
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 2 (Bernama) -- The Public Works Department (JKR) will build five Bailey bridges to overcome transportation problems where roads were cut-off in the recent floods in Pahang, Melaka and Johor.
Works Minister Datuk Seri S.
SEREMBAN, Feb 2 (Bernama) -- Only eight schools in Johor, all of them in Batu Pahat are still being used to shelter flood victims, Deputy Education Minister Datuk Hon Choon Kim said Friday.
He said that the eight schools had yet to reeopen classes since the first wave of floods hit the state in December.
Speaking to reporters after handing over aid to victims of flash floods in Kampung Semarak, Rahang near here, he said that the ministry was finding ways to ensure students affected by the floods would not be left behind in their studies.
He also said that the ministry had …
PUTRAJAYA, Feb 2 (Bernama) -- Schools in flood-prone areas will be built according to a standard design to prevent them from being seriously damaged during floods.
The design will be introduced by the Education Ministry soon.
Education Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said the new design would be submitted to the Economic Planning Unit (EPU) in the Prime Minister's Department for scrutiny.
Among the new features in the standard plan will be a higher ground level, building on stilts with the ground level left open, more bath rooms, bigger water tanks and water pipes …
KOTA TINGGI, Feb 1 (Bernama) -- Great Eastern Life Assurance (M) Berhad today donated some 200 cooking stoves to flood victims in Kampung Sungai Tembioh here.
Some 50 volunteers from the company's workforce, led by its director and Chief Executive Officer Alex Foong, also participated in a gotong-royong to help the kampung's residents rebuild their lives.
"We empathise with the victims loss and misery," Foong told Bernama.
Local celebrities including Miss Malaysia World 2006 Adeline Choo, singers Sazzy falak and husband Nazril, Ajai and Tasha also chipped in to …
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 1 (Bernama) -- All donations for flood victims raised by the media should be channelled to the National Disaster Trust Fund for distribution, Information Minister Datuk Seri Zainuddin Maidin said.
He said the decision was made at the weekly Cabinet meeting yesterday.
"Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak wants the media organisations to channel their collections to the fund," he added.
Zainuddin, who is also the Central Disaster Management and Aid Committee Deputy Chairman told this to reporters today after receiving flood donations from …
MUAR, Feb 1 (Bernama) -- Putera UMNO chairman Datuk Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim today said that the movement could mobilise up to 5,000 volunteers to help Johor flood victims.
"Last week, we sent 1,500 volunteers to Kota Tinggi to help flood victims in the district," he told a press conference after launching a gotong-royong programme to help repair 23 houses belonging to flood victims in Kampung Melayu and Kampung Sri Tanjung in Panchor near here today.
More than 300 Putera Umno members from Kuala Lumpur participated in the one-day activity joining Pagoh Pemuda Umno members to …
KUALA BERANG, Jan 30 (Bernama) -- Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi wants government agencies tasked with disbursing aid to flood victims to expedite the process especially for genuine recipients.
He said victims of the massive floods especially in Johor and Pahang should be given immediate assistance especially those who were still staying at the relief centres.
"Several federal agencies are managing the aid (humanitarian and financial programme).
MARANG, Jan 30 (Bernama) -- The recent floods in several states, especially Johor, has cost the agriculture sector RM70 million, Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said Tuesday.
He said it was an initial estimate as some areas were still inundated, adding that he had tabled a report to the Special Cabinet Committee on Crisis and Natural Disaster Management chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak yesterday on the need for rebuilding.
"The losses are in the farming, livestock, aquaculture, agro-based industry and small enterprise …
PUTRAJAYA, Jan 29 (Bernama) - A staggering RM1.5 billion in losses.