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Helping hands from UMNO, flood victim relieved

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PASIR PUTEH  –  The Pasir Puteh Umno division has contributed 700 bags of rice worth RM14,300 to flood victims in four villages here.

Division head Zawawi Othman said the aid were distributed to almost 700 victims especially those who could not move to the relief centres.

“The victims, who are mostly poor farmers, truly need the assistance,” he told reporters at the function to cook food for 219 flood victims housed at the Sekolah Rendah Kebangsaan Kamil 1, here.

Zawawi, who is also chairman of the Agriculture Development Council Committee for the Pasir Puteh parliamentary constituency, said those who received the aid were residing in Kampung Gong Chokoh, Gong Pasir, Kampung Wakaf dan Sungai Kelong.

He said that most of the victims’ houses were under 0.5 to 1 metre of water when the rivers near the affected homes overflowed their banks. — Bernama