TUARAN, Dec 28 — The Sabah government welcomes the announcement of additional RM500 million allocation for flood victims by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman said the announcement shows that the government is concerned for the welfare of flood victims nationwide.
“This additional allocation will help to lessen the burden of the affected states and the people who are facing hardship,” he told reporters at the Christmas open house of United Pasokmomogun Kadazandusun Murut Organisation (UPKO) in Kiulu, today.
A total of 130,000 people nationwide were evacuated to relief centres after floods hit 10 states since the middle of this month.
The 10 states are Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang, Kedah, Perlis, Perak, Selangor, Negri Sembilan, Johor, and Sabah. — Bernama