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Malaysia allocates RM14mn for disaster relief management in response to Sabah floods

Malaysia allocates RM14mn for disaster relief management in response to Sabah floods

This amount will also cover a RM1,000 donation to the head of each affected household, and a RM10,000 death benevolence fund to the next-of-kin of disaster victims.

Following the recent floods in multiple districts of Sabah, Malaysia's National Disaster Management Agency (NADMA) has approved Sabah State Government Secretary's Office's request, as Chairman of the Sabah Disaster Management Committee (JPBN), to utilise the remaining 2023/2024 Sabah North East Monsoon (MTL) allocation of RM14 mn for disaster relief and management operations beyond the monsoon season in Sabah.

According to a Facebook post by NADMA, this amount includes the donation of RM1,000 to each head of household affected by this flood as well as a RM10,000 death benevolence donation given to the next-of-kin of victims who have passed away as a result of the disaster. 

NADMA has advised the public to stay vigilant about current weather conditions, take necessary precautions, stay informed through mass media announcements, and await instructions regarding relocation to temporary transfer centers (PPS), if needed.

NADMA also urges citizens to use the myCuaca application for the latest weather updates, follow social media for warnings, and contact the MET Malaysia hotline at 1-300-22-1638 for further information.

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