SEPANG, Dec 21 – Umno President Datuk Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, Secretary-General Datuk Seri Ahmad Maslan and party’s leadership and volunteers reach out to flood victims in Selangor, the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur and affected places nationwide by handing out aid and provide necessary assistances to them.
At Sepang Temporary Evacuation Center (PPS), the president visited the victims and handed out the party’s aid to those affected by the disaster.
“Our assistance is out of the political scope. It is our duty to assist the people affected. All party levels must take up this responsibility.
“I thank Chairman of Malaysia Airports Holdings Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abd Kadir and team who are here with us,” he said at the KLIA Mosque. Also present was BN’s coordinator for the program Datuk Seri Dr Shamsul Anuar Nasarah.
More than 20,000 food baskets were issued out at 17 affected areas in Selangor and 5 in Kuala Lumpur thus far.
In SHAH ALAM, Ahmad Maslan distributed donations to the victims affected due to continuous heavy rain since last Friday.
He, who represented Dr Ahmad Zahid was with Umno Headquarters staff and Shah Alam Division Head Datuk Azhari Shaari, provided basic food needs at the Temporary Evacuation Center (PPS) at Fastabiqul Khairat KAFA Integration School, Kebun Bunga Batu 3, Shah Alam.
“We are able to go and help the victims in several places such as Ampang, Hulu Langat, Shah Alam, Kota Raja and Klang. We also voiced concern over the six areas.
“Hopefully, the floods will subside soon and the people can return to their homes, and after this Umno will need volunteers to help them clean their houses. The Sabil and Sayang Squad, Branches and Divisions are expected to help.”
Similarly, Umno Youth is also on the same mission.
Its chief Datuk Dr Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki said they were helping those in Shah Alam, Kota Raja and Taman Sri Muda involving 30,000 people.
“We provide three boats for food aid delivery and evacuation process, while non-governmental organizations (NGOs) alone have almost 60-70 boats but still not enough.
“Government machinery such as the Malaysian Fire and Rescue Department and the Malaysian Armed Forces were still not enough,” he said in a FB posting.
Asyraf also called on concerned parties to donate daily necessities to ease the burden of the victims.