By Zareef Muzammil
BALING, July 21 — The Misi Selangor Penyayang (MSP) relief mission to help the victims of disasters nationwide will be continued in the future, said state executive councillor for housing Rodziah Ismail.
She said such missions are a sign of concern for the disaster victims and contribute to easing their burdens.
“Whenever a flood occurs, the victims commonly lose many important things including shelter or kitchen utensils.
“InsyaAllah, we will continue the missions and provide assistance to victims elsewhere, even as we pray that no more major disasters happen in Malaysia,” Rodziah said.
She was speaking at the MSP 2.0 handover ceremony to 163 flood-affected residents at Surau An-Nur Taman Mesra Kupang in Baling, Kedah, earlier today.
Each victim received RM100 in cash donations, along with mattresses, blankets and children’s necessities, which were presented by state executive councillor for rural development Borhan Aman Shah.
MSP 2.0 saw 150 members of the Special Action Squad (Pantas) from Selangor’s 12 local authorities participate, alongside members of Selangor Volunteers and Team Selangor.
On July 6, MSP 1.0 saw 262 local authority members and volunteers head to Baling to aid in cleaning up dozens of flood victims’ homes, with some 90 tonnes of bulk rubbish removed from the area.
Continuous heavy rain for almost three hours in Baling on July 4 resulted in Sungai Kupang’s water level overflowing into the homes of nearby residents.
Three members of a family, including a pregnant woman, perished after being swept away by the currents.