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Tengku Abdullah: Don’t take food meant for flood victims

PEKAN: Pahang residents unaffected by the floods were on Saturday reminded not to take food items in the Temporary Evacuation Centres (PPS) that are meant for the flood victims.

Regent of Pahang Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah said this after learning that there were those who were helping themselves with the goods and having meals at the evacuation centres even though they were not affected by the floods.

“I noticed that when there is a disaster, many come forward to help the victims, from both government agencies as well as non-governmental organisations.

“However, in the meantime, there were those who turned up but not necessarily to help out but instead help themselves with the food meant for flood victims. Please give priority to flood victims…This isn’t fair,” he said.

He said this when visiting and giving out donations to 20 families housed at PPS Sekolah Kebangsaan Temai since Wednesday.

Also present was Tengku Puan Pahang Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah.

Earlier, he had also visited 127 evacuees at PPS Kampung Rekoh in Muadzam Shah and PPS Bukit Serok in Rompin, which housed 226 Orang Asli residents.

At the same time, he also reminded the officers and agencies involved with flood management to monitor items that were available for the flood victims to prevent misuse.

“Do not be wasteful. We know with the increased prices of goods, this is the best time to adopt austerity policies,” he said. -Bernama

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