Floods increasingly critical, PANTAS had to postpone assistance

SHAH ALAM, 24 Dec: The critical floods that have hit the east coast, causing the access to main routes in each state to be disconnected, have hampered the efforts of the Selangor Humanitarian Aid Mission Association (PANTAS) in providing aid.

The first team with the strength of 10 people, which was scheduled to depart on December 26, was forced to cancel their intentions until the situation recovers.

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They were commissioned to survey and look into the main areas that are in need of donations.

The PANTAS Chief Director, Hamsah DJabir, when contacted said that all relief goods to be delivered to the victims are already available and a second team of 40 people are scheduled to mobilise on December 28.

“I have issued a directive to suspend it until the entry route is easy and secure to send as many volunteers as possible.

“As a non-governmental organisation, we need to prioritise safety before saving people,” he told Selangor Kini.

Overall, over 30,000 flood victims from Kelantan, Terengganu and Pahang are facing difficult situations due to continuous rainfall in addition to the release of water from the dams that have caused some areas to be flooded.

It is understood that the incident is the worst that has happened since 10 years ago.

NS

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Floods increasingly critical, PANTAS had to postpone assistance

SHAH ALAM, 24 Dec: The critical floods that have hit the east coast, causing the access to main routes in each state to be disconnected, have hampered the efforts of the Selangor Humanitarian Aid Mission Association (PANTAS) in providing aid.

The first team with the strength of 10 people, which was scheduled to depart on December 26, was forced to cancel their intentions until the situation recovers.

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They were commissioned to survey and look into the main areas that are in need of donations.

The PANTAS Chief Director, Hamsah DJabir, when contacted said that all relief goods to be delivered to the victims are already available and a second team of 40 people are scheduled to mobilise on December 28.

“I have issued a directive to suspend it until the entry route is easy and secure to send as many volunteers as possible.

“As a non-governmental organisation, we need to prioritise safety before saving people,” he told Selangor Kini.

Overall, over 30,000 flood victims from Kelantan, Terengganu and Pahang are facing difficult situations due to continuous rainfall in addition to the release of water from the dams that have caused some areas to be flooded.

It is understood that the incident is the worst that has happened since 10 years ago.

NS

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