Finance Ministry approves RM50m immediate
aid to flood-hit states
Thursday 25 December 2014
KUALA LUMPUR: The
Finance Ministry has approved an immediate
allocation of RM50 million for the states
being ravaged by the worsening floods,
Second Finance Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad
Husni Mohamad Hanadzlah said today.
He said the allocation would be channeled to
the state development office in the states
and distributed immediately.
"The Finance Ministry will also facilitate
the immediate purchase of equipment to
ensure that aid reaches the people in the
affected areas," he said in a statement.
Ahmad Husni said it was hoped that the
immediate allocation and the facility to
purchase equipment would ease the burden
faced by the people.
"The Finance Ministry will monitor
developments regularly and will take the
appropriate measures to facilitate aid for
the people," he said.
The floods showed no signs of letting up,
displacing 90,250 people as of this morning
in Kelantan, Pahang, Terengganu, Perak and
Perlis in what is seen as the biggest number
of flood evacuees in the nation's history. – Bernama
Source: The Sunday Daily, Thursday
25 Deember 2014