Flood relief: How you can contribute

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Thanks to blog visitor tunglang for designing this poster to encourage people to do their bit to chip in.

Flood relief poster for East Coast floods 2014-2015
Flood relief poster for East Coast floods 2014-2015
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gk ong

Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Ahmad Maslan should apologise for misleading the public with his “false claim” on the amount Putrajaya has spent on flood victims, DAP stalwart Lim Kit Siang said today. He said early this month Ahmad claimed Putrajaya spent RM800 million on the flood victims, but in a recent interview with Malay Mail Online, the National Security Council (NSC) secretary Datuk Mohamed Thajudeen Abdul Wahab said only RM500 million was allocated for that purpose. Lim said the Cabinet approved RM41 million so far for the families of flood victims who stayed at relief centres, and the remainder of… Read more »

subhas

I prefer to hand my donation directly to the flood victims, no hurry.

4WD Rescuer@Work

Time is not on the victims’ side. Hunger and cold can wait?
Don’t talk nonsense!
Unless you are imagining things.

tuxedoterry

Do not have to question the method of donation.

Sometimes doing things in a haste may not be effective.
Already the over-enthusiasm has made one uttering non-sensible words while we are all to help the needy with different approaches.
It is more important to ensure the donation reach the rightful recipients.

lst

A volunteer group has expressed concern that some food aid allocated for victims of floods, especially the Orang Asli in Kelantan, are not reaching those in need and the items are instead “stolen” along the way.

The group told The Malaysian Insider that some irresponsible parties were taking advantage of the situation and siphoning off the goods meant for the flood victims.

4WD Daredevil

In Kelantan’s Kampung Manek Urai Lama, neglected folk flock for aid – See more at: http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/in-kelantans-kampung-manek-urai-lama-neglected-folk-flock-for-aid#sthash.6WwxWkAq.dpuf

subhas. Take all your preferred sweet time in your small comfort world, you can.

tunglang

MRCS: Victims need basic household items urgently http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2015/01/08/MRCS-Victims-need-basic-household-items-urgently/ As floodwaters recede and families return to their homes, Malaysian Red Crescent Society (MRCS) fundraising and public relations ma­­na­ger M. Jayanthy said basic household items were urgently needed to help the victims rebuild their lives. Due to its abundance, supplies such as food and clothing, have become less of a priority as the affected families – especially those who have lost their homes – are in need of cabins and tents for shelter. She said the public could still to help contribute basic household items such as gas stoves with two burners,… Read more »

Don Anamalai

Putrajaya’s RM800 million for flood relief efforts must be strictly audited.
The Public Accounts Committee has expressed its desire to investigate the hefty sum to ensure there were no leakage or unscrupulous benefits from the huge allocation.

http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/dap-wants-audit-on-rm800-million-flood-relief-fund

Stylo Logan

True.

Now every governmental agencies are rushing to ask for relief funds eg the police to replace their patrol cars. Very good opportunity for (any) unscrupulous government agencies to claim more than necessary.

tunglang

What the flood victims really want: Excerpts from http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2015/01/06/Doing-the-right-thing-at-the-right-time-When-it-comes-to-coordinating-disaster-relief-efforts-timing/ When the vehicles came, a mother with young children rushed out in anticipation of milk, blankets and rice. No one gave her any. There were only bottles of water, instant noodles and biscuits. The victims had already gotten piped water supply. And how much instant noodles can anyone eat in a day? The children, ever optimistic and still dressed in mudstained clothes, waited to see if we had brought anything different. Chan and Ng repeatedly reminded me to bring milk for the children, blankets, rice and oil. They also welcomed old… Read more »

ken

Malaysia floods: Residents take matters in their own hands
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qj4Hswe8jKw

The BBC’s Jennifer Pak reports from the state capital of Kota Bharu: More than 160,000 people in Malaysia have been forced to evacuate their homes in the country’s worst flooding in decades.
One of the worst hit areas is in Kelantan where large areas have been cut off from electricity for days. Some residents are frustrated by the pace of the government’s relief effort and have decided to take matters in their own hands.

tunglang

‘Give some thought to what you donate’ http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2015/01/04/Give-some-thought-to-what-you-donate/ Donate items that can be consumed easily without having the need to use other utensils, Malaysian Red Crescent Society vice-chairman Datuk Dr Bahari Datuk Abu Mansor told donors. “The victims do not have utensils with them nor hot water to make the drinks,” Bahari said. “It would be better if they receive canned food that can be opened without a can opener or biscuits and drinks that can be consumed immediately,” he said. “For now, the victims need candles, matches and mosquito coils at the relief centres. They also need brooms and… Read more »

tunglang

In difficult times, some village chiefs got the black hearts to cherry-pick aid recipients! In Temerloh, villagers ‘not on the list’ appeal to NGOs for supplies as village chiefs cherry pick recipients – See more at: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/in-temerloh-villagers-not-on-the-list-appeal-to-ngos-for-supplies-as-villag#sthash.Mx3h8JVW.dpuf TEMERLOH, Jan 3 — Even as Malaysians from all walks of life donated massive amounts of food and daily essentials to flood victims, some in Temerloh are claiming they have not received any as village chiefs cherry picked recipients. While authorities handling the rescue and aid distribution operations in Temerloh said they have enough resources to send supplies to evacuees as well as… Read more »

tunglang

Malaysians are truly generous when it comes to donation.

TheMalayMail Online: Donors ‘empty’ shops of essential items (Petaling Jaya)
http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/donors-empty-shops-of-essential-items

Penangites, richie & 99% common folks. Hope you are doing your part. Kam-sia.

just

Holy gracious! 2015 a good start from tunglang not engaging in self-shook food indulgence but being conscious of flood victims in need of food. Keep it up!.