KUANTAN, Dec 7 — The Malaysian Armed Forces (ATM) will deploy 2,400 members to help in the evacuation of flood victims in Pahang. 3rd Division Commander, Maj-Gen Datuk Sheikh Mohsin Sheikh Hassan said here today, 1,200 menbers are involved in rescue operations to evacuate flood victims to relief centres.
“Another 1,200 members are on standby to be deployed at any time if the second wave of floods hit Pahang,” he told reporters after distributing drinking water to flood victims at SM Bukit Rangin accompanied by Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor (Syabas) executive director Yusof Saroji. A total of 2,000 flood victims in Kuantan are putting up at the relief centre since Tuesday.
Sheikh Mohsin said the ATM assets such as boats and trucks are at disposal to be used at any time to ensure smooth running of the evacuation operation.
“Ten helicopters are ready to be deployed at any time to provide assistance to people remote areas cut off by floods such as Rompin and Sungai Lembing,” he added.
Meanwhile, Yusof said Syabas is working with the ATM in Ops Murni to supply 20,000 bottles of five litre mineral water to flood victims in Pahang and Kemaman, Terengganu.
“We are also ready to provide similar assistance to the other states to ensure that flood victims get enough clean drinking water.” — Bernama