Religious agencies mobilised for flood relief mission


AGENCIES under the Prime Minister’s Department (Religious Affairs) would be mobilised for flood relief missions in Terengganu and Kelantan.

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Religious Affairs) Senator Datuk Idris Ahmad said the agencies included the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia and the Malaysian Islamic Economic Development Foundation.

“We will send teams there and we also already have representatives at those locations,” he told a press conference after handing over schooling aid to 50 students yesterday.

The number of flood victims at relief centres in Terengganu and Kelantan continue to increase yesterday morning.

In Terengganu, the number of evacuees rose to 4,335 people from 1,287 families yesterday compared to 3,334 people from 931 families on Saturday’s night while in Kelantan, the number of flood victims rose to 3,222 people from 1,034 families at 8am yesterday compared to 2,993 people from 881 families.