GEORGE TOWN: The main floods which have ravaged elements of Penang and Kedah have truly introduced the individuals collectively in dealing with a standard calamity, stated Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein.
Therefore, even in a tragedy of such magnitude the place 1000’s are displaced, Hishammuddin, who can be Umno vice-president, stated that individuals of various faiths and ethnicities had been introduced collectively in dealing with a standard drawback.
“There are positive things to learn from this, as the floods do not differentiate the colour of your skin; whether you are rich or poor, or what is your religion,” Hishammuddin stated after handing out support to the victims of the flood.
As of 5pm, round four,000 individuals remained sheltered in round 80 flood aid centres in largely the Seberang Prai districts in Penang and within the Baling, Kuala Muda and Yan districts in Kedah.
“What you see today, was that it has united the people in moving forward,” he stated.
Hishammuddin additionally reserved his gratitude to the Armed Forces for giving their full dedication in the direction of serving to the residents deal with the rigours of floods.
He stated that the main focus now was to start out trying on the aid efforts and the help that was distributed was meant to badist the residents within the clean-up course of for his or her respective areas.
He additionally congratulated ATM for a job properly completed and counseled their magnificent spirit.
“On behalf of the people here, I wish to congratulate our troops for their commitment to helping the victims”, he stated including that they’ve been on the bottom since they had been deployed early Sunday.
Meanwhile, the Armed Forces chief Gen Tan Sri Raja Mohamed Affandi Raja Mohamed Noor stated the navy at present depends on the meteorological division to advise them on the climate patterns.
“There are no special battalion or special units in the Armed Forces (ATM) who are weather specialists that can be deployed during natural disasters.”
“For the time being we don’t have that kind of a special unit to advise us, I think the Meteorology’s forecaster is the best department and it can be relied upon during calamities”, he stated when met at Taman Free School as we speak.
He was referring to complaints that the climate authorities had been sluggish in relaying details about the rain which innundated Penang on Sunday.
Raja Mohammed earlier accompanied Hishammuddin to go to the residents at Taman Free School in Jelutong, which is without doubt one of the worst-hit areas in Penang.