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Halt Timber Export To Combat Floods In Sabah

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PENAMPANG – The Sabah state government’s move to halt the export of timber temporarily is a strategy to tackle the issue of floods in the state. Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal said past logging activities had been instrumental in causing areas such as Penampang to become easily susceptible to floods. “I have directed…

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Floods Inundate 98 Houses In SPT, Penang

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BUKIT MERTAJAM – Floods caused by incessant rain lasting more than four hours have inundated several areas in Seberang Perai Tengah (SPT), affecting 98 houses. District police chief ACP Nik Ros Azhan Nik Abdul Hamid said strong winds and heavy rain swept over SPT from 11.30 pm till 3 am today with the tide rising…

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Najib Announces RM290 Mln Allocation For Flood Mitigation In Melaka

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JASIN – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has announced an allocation of RM290 million to implement four flood mitigation projects in Melaka this year. He said the four projects were in Jasin involving a cost of RM60 million, in Merlimau (RM36 million), in Sungai Duyung (RM164 million) and in Kampung Gajah (RM30 million).…

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Big Floods Do Not Faze This Teacher

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TATAU – More than a week ago, this woman teacher was forced to face the worst flood situation since she was posted to Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Kuala Muput on the banks of Sungai Anap in Tatau District here. Ina Rosyaida Yahya, 27, along with other members of the school, had to flee for their lives…

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Flood Situation In Sarawak Improves

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KUCHING – The flood situation in Sarawak is improving with only one relief centre still open, after another closed this morning. The Sarawak State Disaster Management Committee (JPBNS) said in a statement that until 8pm only the relief centre at Mukah Suarah Hall was open, housing 14 victims from four families. In Bintulu, the evacuation…

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SK Kuala Muput Badly Damaged By Flood

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TATAU – Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Kuala Muput, situated on the banks of Sungai Anap here, is one of the two schools in the Tatau district which suffered serious damage in the recent floods. The school headmaster, Tony Madup, 55, said the recent flood was the fifth to affect the school since last December and the…

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Flood Situation In Sarawak Improves

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KUCHING – The flood situation in Sarawak is improving with 3,173 people from 991 families still at 14 relief centres in six divisions in the state as at 8 pm today. A spokesman at the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee Secretariat said the remaining flood evacuees comprised 575 people in Serian, Sarikei (eight people), Sibu (1,167…

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Number Of Flood Victims Declined To 4,267

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KUCHING – The number of residents affected by floods in Sarawak has declined to 4,267 from 1,269 families as of 8 pm from 4,686 people recorded this afternoon. A Sarawak State Disaster Management Committee Secretariat spokesman said a relief centre in Sekolah Kebangsaan Menuang Baru in Limbang was also closed this afternoon. “The evacuees are…

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Flood: 5, 679 Victims At 31 Relief Centres As At Noon

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KUCHING – More people are affected by the floods in Sarawak, with 5,679 people from 1,722 having been evacuated as at noon today. A spokesman at the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee Secretariat said there was an increase of 117 victims from 5,562 people, involving 1,682 families, in the morning. The victims are at 31 relief…

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Floods: 55 Schools Closed In Sarawak

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KUCHING – The flood situation in Sarawak worsens with 55 schools, involving 6,637 students, forced to be closed today . A spokesman at the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee Secretariat said the worsening flood situation had also affected 16 health clinics, with five of them forced to close operation. The five clinics are Nanga Taroh Health…

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Flood Situation Worsens, 4,859 Flood Victims As Of Tonight

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KUCHING – The number of residents affected by floods in Sarawak has risen to 4,859 comprising 1,463 families being housed at relief centres as of 8 pm tonight. A Sarawak State Disaster Management Secretariat spokesman said the worsening flood situation saw an increase of 257 evacuees from 4,602 people recorded in the evening. He said…

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Gov’t Ensures Relief Reaches Flood Victims In Sarawak

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KUALA LUMPUR – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said the government would monitor and ensure relief reached flood victims in Sarawak. He hoped the flood victims in the state remained steadfast and abide to the guidelines issued by the authorities. “I take note of the flood situation in Sarawak, the government will monitor…

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Flood Victims In Sarawak Increase To 4,887 People

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KUCHING – More people are being evacuated due to floods in Sarawak, with the tally at 8 am today totalling 4,887 people, from 3,435 people yesterday. According to a spokesman at the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee Secretariat, the victims, from 1,419 families, are being provided shelter at 31 relief centres in seven divisions in the…

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119 Evacuated Due To Floods In Kota Marudu

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KOTA KINABALU – A total of 119 people from 47 families have been evacuated to a relief centre after their houses in two villages in Kota Marudu, about 10 km from here, were affected by floodwaters today. Sabah Civil Defence Force director Col (PA) Kamal Mokhtar said the evacuees, namely 86 people from 35 families…

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Sarawak Floods: 2,320 Resident At 20 Flood Evacuation Centres

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KUCHING – Twenty evacuation centres are currently operating in Sarawak to shelter 2,320 flood victims comprising 624 families, as at 8 am today. A Sarawak Disaster Management Committee in a statement said 240 people were housed at three centres in Kuching, 1,154, at eight centres in Samarahan and 562, at five centres in Serian. Another…

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Floods In Kuala Selangor Force 46 To Evacuate

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SHAH ALAM – Floods have struck two villages in the district of Kuala Selangor, forcing 13 families comprising 46 people to evacuate. The victims, from Kampung Seri Aman, Sungai Buloh, and Kampung Ladang Tuan Mee, were moved to a relief centre of the Kuala Selangor District Council in Desa Coalfields last night. The Kuala Selangor…

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27 Families Remain At 2 Maran Evacuation Centres

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KUANTAN – The number of flood victims in Maran as at 9 am is 126 comprising 27 families, a decrease from 228 comprising 53 families last night. Malaysia Civil Defence Force (APM), Pahang director, Col (APM) Zainal Yusof said when contacted that the families were sheltered at two evacuation centres. He said 112 people from…

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Number Of Flood Evacuees In Maran Drops To 28

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KUANTAN – The number of flood evacuees in Maran has dropped to 228 people from 53 families as of 6pm today, compared to 402 from 103 families this morning. Pahang Civil Defence Force director Col (PA) Zainal Yusof said, the evacuees were housed at two relief centres which were still operating compared to six this…

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Kluang Hit By Floods, 348 People Evacuated

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JOHOR BAHRU – The Kluang district has been hit by by floods following non-stop rain the last 24 hours and saw 348 people from 82 families evacuated to three flood relief centres. Johor Health , Environment, Education and Information committee chairman Datuk Ayub Rahmat said the areas hit were Kampung Chokro, Kampung Shaari and Kampung…

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33 Flood Evacuees Yet To Return Home In Segamat

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JOHOR BAHRU – The number of flood victims in Segamat has dropped to 33 people from eight families as at 8 am today, from 34 people (nine families) last night. Johor Health, Environment, Education and Information Committee chairman Datuk Ayub Rahmat said 29 of them, from seven families, were at the relief centre at the…

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102 People Still At Flood Relief Centres In Pekan

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KUANTAN – A total of 102 flood victims are still at two relief centres in Pekan as at 8 am today. According to the Social Welfare Department portal, Infobanjir, the two relief centres that are still in operation are Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Temai, accommodating 93 people from 24 families. The other relief centre is at…

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477 People Still At Flood Relief Centres In Pekan

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KUANTAN – Pahang had 477 people at three flood relief centres in the Pekan district as of 9 am today. Pahang Civil Defence Force director Col (PA) Zainal Yusof said the centres were Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Sinar Mutiara (with 375 people), SK Temai (93) and SK Aceh (nine). He also said that all the flood…

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1,506 Floods Victims In Pekan, Rompin As At 8am

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KUANTAN – The number of flood victims in two districts in Pahang as at 8 am, is 1,506, compared to 1,532 last night. The Malaysian Civil Defence Force said 1,212 people were staying at 10 evacuation centres in Pekan. In Rompin, 294 people are sheltered at four centres at Dewan Serbaguna Kampung Pianggu (37), SK…

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Floods Cause 2 Sarawak Schools To Close Temporarily

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MIRI – Three Sarawak primary schools with a population of 223 had to be closed temporarily as a result of floods caused by continuous heavy rain since yesterday. The State Disaster Management Committee in a statement today said two of the schools were Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Sungai Bong and SK Kuala Bok in Baram, Miri,…

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371 Families At 13 Johor Flood Evacuation Centres As At 8am

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JOHOR BAHRU – Thirteen flood evacuation centres are currently operating to shelter 1,360 people from 371 families. State Health, Environment, Education and Information Committee chairman Datuk Ayub Rahmat said as at 8 am, 103 people from 22 families are staying at four centres in Segamat; 1,225, from 342 families, in eight centres in Mersing; and…

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Baby Monkey ‘Jenny’ Brings Cheer To Flood Victims

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MERSING – The antics of a female baby monkey named ‘Jenny’ stole the attention of the people at a temporary relief centre here. The three-month-old monkey always accompanied its owner, Khairunisa Faizal, 10, cheering up flood victims housed at Sekolah Agama Pengkalan Batu. Jenny, whose mother had died, was found by Khairunisa’s father on an…

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Floods: Situation Appears To Be Steadying In Johor

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JOHOR BAHRU — The flood situation in Johor improved slightly with 1,374 people in shelters at midday as compared to 1,395 people in the morning, State Health, Environment, Education and Information Committee chairman Datuk Ayub Rahmat in a statement here said 103 evacuees from 22 families were still at four flood relief centres (FRCs) in…

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Floods: More People Evacuated In Mersing, Segamat

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JOHOR BAHRU – More people have been evacuated to flood relief shelters (FRCs) in Segamat and Mersing. The total number of evacuees stood at 627 people this morning as compared to 160 people last night. Two new FRCs were opened in Mersing. Johor Health, Environment, Education and Information Committee chairman Datuk Ayub Rahmat in a…

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Incessant Rain Aggravates Pahang Flood

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KUANTAN – Incessant rain for two days aggravated the flood situation in Pahang necessitating the opening of another evacuation centre in Rompin district, early today. As at 8 am, the number of flood victims stood at 357 people, compared to 318 last night, after 39 people moved to the centre at Dewan Orang Ramai Leban…

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One Sarawak School Closes Temporarily Due To Flood

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MIRI – Sarawak had to temporarily close one of its schools, Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Sungai Kelabit in Miri, after flood water inundated its compound. The State Disaster Management Committee said today that the affected surroundings included the school field, teachers quarters, generator shed and preschool. The path to the school which has a population of…

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