TONTON ASTRO AWANI

PENGUNJUNG SETIA

16 April 2011

SPECIAL CASH AID TO FLOOD VICTIMS

TANGKAK: All flood victims in the Muar and Ledang districts will receive the special cash aid of RM500 each, Bukit Serampang assemblyman Tahir Taat said.

He said the Government had never failed in providing the aid that had been termed as Wang Ehsan to those affected by floods in the country.

He said those who did not receive the aid when it was presented in Pagoh on March 31 could refer the matter with the relevant authorities.

Flood aid: Amran (second left) presenting cash aid to the villagers while Bukit Serampang assemblyman Tahir Taat (fourth from left) looks on.

“The Government did not overlooked them when some of the victims were given the aid in Pagoh. Their names were not called because there were some technical errors to the list.

He said they have checked the missing names and the victims could now collect their aid from the Ledang district officer Amran Abdul Rahman.

Tahir said the Barisan Naisonal Government had always cared for the people, especially those who were affected by floods and suffered losses.

“Although they were hit by floods, they were still lucky as the disaster was not big compared to the earthquake that hit Japan recently.”

He said the recent earthquakes and tsunami in Japan killed thousands of people besides wiping out towns and villages, but the people did not panic.

“We should adopt the spirit and discipline shown by the Japanese people when facing a disaster and not blaming the Government when aid is late,” he said.

Later, Amran presented the cash aid of RM500 each to about 500 villagers who did not receive the aid on March 31.

SOURCE: THE STAR, APRIL 16, 2011

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