By Nizam Zain
DENGKIL – The Selangor State Government, Federal Government and the Selangor Zakat Board (LZS) are urged to speed up the process cash aid distribution to over 30,000 families in Selangor that are affected by the big flood last week.
Although the three parties have announced various cash assistance last week, however, the aid amounting to RM2,600 has yet to reach the flood victims.
A villager from Kampung Sri Tanjung, Muhammad Yusni Osman, 49, revealed that he has not received the financial aid although the disaster happened more than a week ago.
“We have submitted the application for flood aid to the chief villager, NADMA, Selangor State Government and Zakat (LZS). We haven’t received anything from the three aids.
“If we get even one of it, we can breathe. Even if we get RM500-RM600, at least, we can live,” he said.
At this moment, he, along with the other families placed at the flood relief centre (PPS) in Dengkil have only received RM100 cash aid from the Department of Social Welfare (JKM).
“We stayed in the PPS for about 10 days, we got RM100. That was the donation given by Rina Harun (Minister of Women, Family and Community Development) through JKM.
“What can we eat with RM100? We need to buy this and that. Buy two or three items and the RM100 will be gone. It is not the 80’s when we can buy many things with RM100,” he said. -MalaysiaGazette