KUALA SELANGOR, 6 Jan: Since Pakatan Rakyat governed Selangor, land premium collections have risen to RM800 million compared to RM300 million previously.
Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim said that with the revenue that is increasingly rising, it would demand an effective storage system where profits from the savings could be used by the State Government to help the people in the event of natural disasters.
He said that with this source, it facilitates the State Government in using the money during emergencies.
He added that the State Government has a systematic record keeping system and a disaster relief recipient data which makes it easy for further action.
“We have all the records, when we give RM2 million, we have two million records.
“This shows how we keep the money because it is the public’s money,” said Abdul Khalid.
He said this during the Presentation Ceremony of Flood Relief to 23 families involved in the recent incident that was held at the Chief Minister’s Office here in Ijok.
Each victim affected by the floods in Kampong Seri Sentosa and Kampong Bukit Cherakah was given financial assistance worth RM500 per person from the Kuala Selangor District Disaster Fund.
He urged government departments and agencies to take proactive measures in solving the flood problems by planning effectively.
“I have asked every District Office to buy pumps that will be used to channel water in the event of flooding,” said Abdul Khalid.
Meanwhile, the District Officer of Kuala Selangor, Mohamad Yasid Bidinn said that the reason floods have been happening is due to heavy rainfall which causes water logging in the area.