Selangor Journal
District police officers evacuating Kampung Serongga residents to the SK Sri Kiambang temporary relief centre (PPS) following heavy rainfall and floods, in Pasir Mas, Kelantan, on December 17, 2023. — Picture by BERNAMA

800 policemen, Rela volunteers deployed to flood-hit states — KDN

PUTRAJAYA, Dec 27 — A total of 647 policemen and 154 volunteers from the Malaysia Volunteers Corps Department (Rela) have been deployed to flood-hit areas in Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang, and Sabah.

The Home Affairs Ministry (KDN) announced that assets, including 35 boats, 29 lorries, and 56 four-wheel-drive vehicles, have also been mobilised to the flood-affected areas.

“The strength of personnel and assets will be increased based on the disaster situation,” it said in a statement today.

KDN added that police operations will be supported by the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA).

It also advised the public to comply with the authorities’ instructions to facilitate relief operations and rescue flood victims.

For the latest information on the flood situation, the public can contact the Malaysian Control Centre at Bukit Aman at 03-2266 3333/03-2266 3444/03-2266 3451, or call the emergency hotline MERS 999 for assistance.

— Bernama

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