GUA MUSANG – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, Tuesday arrived in the district of Gua Musang to observe the effects of the floods that struck the area recently.
He arrived at the Gua Musang Civics Centre on a Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) helicopter at 11.45am from the Sultan Ismail Petra Airport, Pengkalan Chepa in Kota Baharu.
Accompanying the Prime Minister were the Chairman of the Kelantan State Disaster Committee Datuk Seri Mustapha Mohamed, Armed Forces Chief General Tan Sri Zulkifeli Mohd Zin, Gua Musang member of parliament Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah, Galas State Assemblyman Ab Aziz Yusoff and several other senior government officials.
His first stop was at the government quarters in Kampung Baru Hulu, Jalan Kesedar Inn, where Najib spent 15 minutes looking at the condition of the houses of the local settlers and listening to their woes following the floods.
Later, he proceeded to look at the condition of the settlers of Kampung Baru Hilir the majority of whom comprised the Chinese community.
Subsequently, the Prime Minister stopped briefly at the Gua Musang District Office to listen to a briefing by the chairman of the UMNO Welfare Bureau, Datuk Seri Azeez Abdul Rahim on the humanitarian aid sent to the flood victims in Kelantan.
He took several boxes of food aid from a container to be handed over to Tengku Razaleigh as a symbol of the official delivery of the aid from the UMNO Welfare Bureau.
Najib then proceeded to the temporary evacuation centre (PPS) at Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Tengku Indra Petra 1, and his presence was greeted by shouts of ‘Hidup PM’ by hundreds of flood victims seeking refuge there.
Later, Najib returned to the Gua Musang Civics Centre at 1.05pm to board a helicopter to observe the current situation in the Kuala Krai district. – BERNAMA