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MYR108.51 million in flood aid for Sabah

THE STAR – A total of MYR108.51 million will be channelled by the Malaysian federal government to Sabah as post-flood aid, Malaysian Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob said.

The Prime Minister said of that amount, MYR90.86 million will be allocated to repair public infrastructure damaged by the recent floods, including roads and bridges.

“We have just obtained the list (of damaged public infrastructure) which will be verified by the Public Works Department and other relevant parties. I have instructed that all (post-flood) matters, not just the Bantuan Wang Ihsan (BWI) aid and others but also infrastructure, must be expedited.

“Those affected by the floods are already facing difficulties and we do not want to burden them further with damaged infrastructure in their respective areas. This can hinder economic activities, so if possible, we must expedite (repairs),” he said yesterday.