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RM200m Allocated For Flood Victims

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BAU: The government has allocated about RM200 million to assist victims of the recent major floods which hit several states.

Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said the allocation was meant as financial aid, new housing and house repairs.

“The government is committed to do its best in providing relief for the flood victims, some of whom totally lost their home,” he said after a meet-the-people session here, about 70 km from Kuching.

Floods hits Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang, Perak in late December last year followed several weeks later in Sabah and Sarawak

Muhyiddin said RM40 million was allocated as financial aid for the about 80,000 families affected by the floods, with each receiving RM500.

Another RM150 million was set aside to build new homes, each costing about RM50,000, for about 30,000 families which totally lost their home.

The allocation also includes an unspecific amount meant for house repairs with each family among the victims receiving up to RM10,000.

At the function, Muhyiddin also handed financial aids to flood victims in the area.

Over 70,000 people in Sarawak were affected in the recent floods.-NST

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