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Gerakan raises RM100,000, to provide aid for Penang flood victims

KUALA LUMPUR: Gerakan is going all out to aid assist flood victims in Penang

Its president Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong expressed deep concern on the flood situation in the state after typhoon-like winds and rain lashed the state since Saturday causing widespread floods, landslides and trees to topple.

Mah said Gerakan is going all out to help flood victims in Penang.

He has also contacted the Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak regarding the flood situation in Penang and the Federal Government will be providing assistance to the flood-hit state.

Mah also announced that members of Gerakan Central Committee had raised RM100,000 as flood relief fund.

He said the emergency fund will be sent to the party's flood relief centre and volunteers in Penang immediately for relief works helping the flood victims

Mah adds that Penang Gerakan has reactivated its flood relief centre with many volunteers mobilised to help flood victims.

He added that party members in the flood-hit state has been instructed to go all out and help flood victims, especially in worst hit areas.

"We have mobilised a flood relief team and provided assets and assistance to help people affected by the flood, Meteorological Department has forecasted that bad weather will continue, the party will continue to prepare for, respond to, and recover from flood emergency situations," said Mah, in statement today.