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PM Ismail Shares Video Of His Early Morning Visit To A Temporary Relief Centre In Klang

Meanwhile, Klang member of parliament (MP) Charles Santiago has expressed his shock over Ismail's visit, calling it "in bad faith".

Cover image via Ismail Sabri Yaakob (Facebook)

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Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob visited the temporary relief centre at Sekolah Kebangsaan Johan Setia in Klang today, 19 December

"It upsets me to see the many flood victims taking shelter at the SK Johan Setia, Klang. As of today, 690 victims are being housed at the centre and I managed to meet some of them, including the elderly, persons with disabilities (OKU), and children," Ismail Sabri said in a post uploaded on his official Facebook page.

He shared that he has asked the Public Welfare Department to ensure that each flood victim is being facilitated and receives the assistance channelled to them.

You can watch the video of his visit here:

In a separate posting, he said that he has directed all relevant ministries to double up their efforts in helping flood operations

"I have also requested the Central and State Disaster Management Committee, as well as the agencies involved to always ensure that all welfare of the victims is given immediate attention," he said.

"I pray that the affected Keluarga Malaysia will always be strong in facing this disaster and the government will continue to be with the people."

Meanwhile, Klang member of parliament (MP) Charles Santiago has expressed his shock over Ismail's visit, calling it "in bad faith"

In a Facebook posting, the Klang MP said that he was shocked when he learnt through media reports that Ismail will be visiting flood victims in two places in Klang.

Santiago said that as an elected representative, he would have taken the opportunity to explain to the PM why urgent funds were needed to mitigate the repetitive flooding in the area.

"His office could have informed me or the state representative. Not doing so shows he's not interested in working across the aisle. Nor is he interested in learning about what's actually happening on the ground and how we could come together to mitigate these frequent floods," he said.

"Walking into evacuation shelters and having brief conversations with flood victims may be comforting to the people but it isn't enough," the lawmaker added.

Santiago's full statement can be read below:

The heavy and persistent rain has led to flooding across several states: