KUANTAN: The Regent of Pahang Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah has advised the people not to spread fake news on floods in the state.
“I hope we can stop negative news or information going viral on the social media as it will be troublesome to flood victims.
“I would like to thank the federal and state government, along with non-governmental organisation for coming forward to provide assistance to flood victims,” he said when visiting flood evacuees at the Kampung Sri Damai relief centre here today.
Tengku Abdullah who was accompanied by Tengku Puan Pahang Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah spent about 30 minutes meeting with the flood victims.
Meanwhile, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim said flood victims would be receiving ‘wang ehsan’ (monetary aid) within two weeks after the floods receded.
He said National Disaster Management Agency (Nadma) would make the necessary arrangements to distribute the fund upon receiving the complete report from the district office and Welfare Department in flood hit-states.
“The wang ehsan is regulated under the MKN 20 (National Security Council) Order and it will be distributed through the proper channel. The list of recipients and other information has to be compiled at district level before it is handed to Nadma.
“We need to collect all the necessary details prior to federal approval. The wang ehsan will be given to all registered flood victims," he told reporters after visiting flood victims at the District Drainage and Irrigation Department Hall here.