Malaysia Flooding Claims Four Lives, Forces 40,000 Residents to Evacuate
by: The Beat Asia
March 07, 2023
At least four people died due to flash floods caused by heavy rainfall in Southern Malaysia, while 40,000 residents had to evacuate their homes on Saturday, March 4.
The Malaysian government said in a CNN report that Johor, the second most populous state in Malaysia, has been severely impacted the most by this season’s flooding.
According to prime minister Anwar Ibrahim, officials will expedite the mitigation of projects to tackle the flooding that affected several parts of the country.
“This should not be delayed and should be dealt with more seriously so that it does not recur,” the prime minister said in a tweet.
Meanwhile, the non-government agency MERCY Malaysia has launched a comprehensive plan to help those affected by the monsoon flooding.
The organisation’s Johor Chapter has dispatched emergency medical teams to help the communities affected in Johor.
“[We] will continue to work closely with the authorities in monitoring the floods around the country,” the NGO said.
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