Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Floods: Sarawak government donates RM2mil to victims in peninsular Malaysia
Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem handed over a cheque to the relief fund known as Kumpulan Wang Amanah Bantuan Bencana Negara at the State Legislative Assembly here on Tuesday morning.
The fund is coordinated by the National Security Council and the Prime Minister's Department.
"We are giving RM2mil for a start to assist our fellow Malaysians in peninsular Malaysia who have become victims of floods.
"Where Sarawak is concerned, we are on the alert and making preparations should there be floods here. The (state disaster relief management) committee has met and they are ready," Adenan said.
The Chief Minister also said the state government and people of Sarawak were saddened by the missing Indonesia AirAsia flight QZ8501, which included a Sarawakian among its passengers.