KUALA LUMPUR: A special sitting of Dewan Rakyat on the floods needs to be held to allow elected representatives to voice their views and put up proposals to assist the federal government search one of the best options to deal with the catastrophe, stated Umno president, Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi (pic).
Ahmad Zahid stated Umno regrets the coordination of associated companies which ought to have been activated by the National Disaster Management Agency (NADMA) was sloppy and weak in dealing with the present floods.
“With such excessive fatalities in comparison with the large floods in 1971 (30 folks) and 2014 (21), the federal government must heed the decision of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong to conduct a autopsy on the flood catastrophe,” he stated in a press release right here on Wednesday (Jan 5).
While appreciating all efforts to help flood victims as introduced by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob which may quantity to RM61,000, Ahmad Zahid stated Umno hoped data on the strategy of implementation and channelling could be simplified and expedited.
Apart from that, he stated Umno additionally hoped a one-off RM10,000 withdrawal from the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) needs to be thought of according to the choice of Umno Supreme Council assembly on Aug 27.
On Dec 31, Pakatan Harapan (PH) additionally urged the federal government to carry a Dewan Rakyat sitting to debate the problem of floods that hit a number of states with many homes destroyed and lives misplaced. – Bernama