2014–15 Malaysia floods

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

2014–15 Malaysia floods
Date15 December 2014 – 3 January 2015
LocationJohor, Kedah, Kelantan, Negeri Sembilan, Pahang, Perak, Perlis, Sabah, Sarawak, Selangor and Terengganu (Mostly in the East Coast and northern region of Peninsular Malaysia)
Death(s)24 killed[1]
Property damage$560 million (USD 2016)[2]

The 2014–15 Malaysia floods affected Malaysia from 15 December 2014 – 3 January 2015. More than 200,000 people were affected while 21 were killed.[1] This flood have been described as the worst floods in decades.[3]

Affected areas[edit]

As part of the northeast monsoon,[4] heavy rains since 17 December forced 3,390 people in Kelantan and 4,209 people in Terengganu to flee their homes.[5] Several Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM) intercity train services along the East Coast route were disrupted on 18 December following the floods.[6] On 20 December, the area of Kajang, Selangor, was also hit by serious floods.[7] By 23 December, most rivers in Kelantan, Pahang, Perak and Terengganu had reached dangerous levels.[8] Due to rising water levels, most businesses were affected and about 60,000 people were evacuated the following day. The state of Kelantan had the most evacuees (20,468[9] to 24,765), followed by Terengganu (21,606), Pahang (10,825), Perak (1,030), Sabah (336) and Perlis (143).[10][11]

The situation continues to worsen in Kelantan and Terengganu, due to heavy rain. Most roads in Kelantan have been closed.[12] The worst-hit district in Terengganu is Kemaman, followed by Dungun, Kuala Terengganu, Hulu Terengganu, Besut and Marang. In Pahang, the worst-hit areas are Kuantan, Maran, Jerantut, Lipis and Pekan.[12] Dozens of foreign tourists were stranded at a resort in a Malaysian national park in Pahang. Most were travellers from Canada, Britain, Australia and Romania.[13] All were rescued via boat and helicopter.[3] In Kedah, at least 51 people were evacuated.[14] A teenager in Perlis was the first victim to die in this flood.[15]

In southern Malaysia, between 300 and 350 people have been displaced in both Johor and Negeri Sembilan.[16][17] The number of evacuees nationwide reached more than 200,000 by 28 December, with 10 people killed. The flooding is considered the country's worst in decades.[3][18][19] However, the exact numbers of evacuees, missing persons and deaths are unknown, as the Malaysian flood centre was unable to provide any accurate figures.[20] Some victim were found in miserable condition as the victim had to survive on one meal of rice a day after he was stranded in the floods.[21] On 31 December, a Royal Malaysia Police Ecureuill AS 355F2 helicopter crashed during a patrol in Kelantan, injuring four crews on board.[22]

In Sabah, heavy rains since 21 December resulted in flooding throughout most areas in the district of Beaufort. As many as 30 villages were severely affected due to the water level of Padas River rising up to 9.26 metres above the danger level, with the floods caused mainly by the overflow of water from the river's upper reaches in the Tenom district.[23] About 292 people were evacuated as the flood situation worsened in Beaufort, while the condition improved in the interior districts of Tenom and Kemabong.[24] The number of victims increased to 300 overnight.[25] Most victims in Tenom were able to return home, with only one of the eleven flood relief centres still operational as water levels receded.[26] However, more relief centres are expected to be opened if the rain continues and the water from upper Tenom and Keningau flood the Padas River.[27] In Kudat, 9 families comprising 63 people were affected by floods and have sought shelter at relatives' and neighbours' houses.[26][27] In Sarawak, several villages in upper Baram hit by floods on 29 December.[28]

As of 2 January 2015, floodwaters continued to recede and the number of evacuees in Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang and Perak continued to reduce while the state of Sabah once again prepared for rising numbers of evacuees as floodwaters has started to rise in Kota Belud.[29] Over 1,000 people been evacuated in northern Sabah during the floods.[30] On 3 January, the area of south-western Sipitang district was flooded while floods in the northern Sabah including Kota Belud, Kota Marudu and Pitas had receded.[31] In Tawau, three primary schools were also affected by floods but the waters began to recede at the afternoon.[32]

Effects[edit]

Healthcare[edit]

As of 29 December, the flooding has affected 102 health facilities in West Malaysia, 38 of which are still operating.[33] An anaesthesiologist working in Kelantan's Kuala Krai Hospital had to intubate a baby in the dark after a diesel generator ran out of fuel.[34] Helicopters were used to evacuate patients from Kuala Krai Hospital as the flood worsened.[35] The 180 hospital staffs have been working tirelessly for over 5 days.[36] The hospital also doubled as a temporary relief centre for flood victims.[37] Universiti Sains Malaysia Hospital (HUSM) in Kubang Kerian, Kelantan, experienced a blood shortage due to overwhelming life-saving demands.[38] Medical students were mobilised to assist medical officers on duty at HUSM.[39]

Education[edit]

Three universities namely Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK), Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT), and Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (UniSZA) were affected by floods.[40] Students of UMK decided to flee from their university in view of worsening flood crisis.[41] Such affected universities will be allowed to defer their examinations scheduled in early January 2015.[40] In the mean time, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) Penang campus have been urging its Kelantan students to return to their campus earlier to avoid being trapped by floods.[42] As of 28 December 2014, a total of 340 schools in Malaysia have either been converted into flood relief centres or flooded by waters. The Ministry of Education Malaysia announced that opening of all primary and secondary schools will be delayed by 1 week. This is to ensure that all schools are clean and safe for the students before the opening day.[43]

Economy[edit]

Palm oil and rubber prices have surged as flooding has disrupted supplies from Malaysia. Rubber output in Thailand and Malaysia will drop at least 30 per cent and prices been predicted to rise further. As floodwaters in Malaysia are not receding, palm oil production decline sharply.[44]

General[edit]

Shortage of food supplies, electricity, clean water, banking services and erratic communication problems continue to affect flood victims after the flood started to recede. Lack of banking services has caused some petrol stations to run out of small change.[45] Some victims survived on donated relief items while other desperate flood victims started to fight for or steal food and valuables from abandoned homes. One mother was forced to feed her 6 months old infant with formula milk mixed with rainwater. However, flood victims still have rice, bread, canned sardines and egg for dinner at a relief centre.[46] Some unregistered flood victims claimed that they were denied help from NGOs when they tried to stop the NGOs at the side of the road. Tissue papers drenched in cooking oil was used to provide light when there was no electricity or candles supplies.[47]

Some flood victims were worried of that their valuables were being stolen from their homes and they have to swim back to their homes every day to check on their items.[47] Prices of essential items were artificially raised. For example, one bottle of water costs MYR5, one large candle costs MYR14, l.5 litres of petrol costs MYR12, and one can of sardines costs MYR8. Some boat owners charged MYR5 for crossing Pahang River and MYR15 for longer journeys.[48] Nevertheless, some quarters argued that the flood has united all Malaysians together to help each other regardless of race, religion, or political stance.[49]

Many flood victims in Kelantan, Malaysia, started to cross Golok River into Su-ngai Kolok town to buy essential items at Su-ngai Kolok Municipality Market.[50][51]

Response[edit]

Local[edit]

 Malaysia — The Malaysian government mobilised all available assets to help in flood rescue operations, the number of rescue team members was increased. Prime Minister Najib Razak said that an additional MYR500 million had been allocated for the state of Sabah.[52] The Prime Minister also brought forward the payment of 1Malaysia People's Aid (BR1M) and special schooling aid of MYR100 to mid-January in order to ease the burden of flood victims.[53] He also said that flood mitigation improvements will be given a priority in the Eleven Malaysia Plan (2016–2020) to prevent such disaster from recurring as existing flood mitigation systems were unable to cope with the extent of floods that struck several states.[54]

The state of Malacca sent around MYR500,000,[55] both the state of Penang and Selangor allocated around MYR1.5 million,[56][57] the state of Sarawak delivered about MYR2 million,[58] while the state of Terengganu while being itself affected by the floods has donated another MYR1 million.[59] As a mark of respect for all flood victims nationwide, most New Year celebration concerts, including those in Pahang, Perak, Sabah, Selangor and Terengganu, were cancelled.[60] The state of Malacca decided to celebrate the New Year in a simple way and cancelled most of its events.[61]

The Malaysian bank Maybank has offered a six-month moratorium on loan instalment payments and waiver of certain charges on a case-by-case basis for customers affected by the floods in the country.[62] The bank also has assisted flood victims through a recent partnership between the Maybank Foundation and Mercy Malaysia.[62] Johor FA has announced a contribution of MYR100,000 to assist the growing number of flood victims on the East Coast.[63] Various non-governmental organisations have contributed their assistance.[64]

International[edit]

 China — The Chinese government donated around US$100,000 (MYR339,160) to the Malaysian Red Crescent Society (MCRS).[65] Chinese ambassador to Malaysia Huang Huikan said that the Chinese government is "concerned for its Malaysian brothers who are affected by the floods. China wishes to stand by Malaysia and we will not allow Malaysians to face such challenges alone". He added that China promised to provide as much relief assistance to Malaysia as possible.[66] Another MYR10 million (US$3.76 million) been sent to Malaysia in the form of items such as 1,600 makeshift tents, generators, sewage pumps and water purifying equipment.[67][68]

 Iran — Iran's Cultural Office in Kuala Lumpur has expressed sympathy with flood-stricken people in Malaysia's northeastern states. In a statement by Ali Akbar Ziaei, he wished "rapid health recovery for the wounded and divine forgiveness for the dead".[69]

 Japan — The Japanese government, via the Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica), has pledged emergency relief aid worth over MYR500,000 in the form of items such as generators, water purifiers and other humanitarian goods. In a statement on their embassy in Malaysia, "the government of Japan expressed sympathy to the people of Malaysia over the massive flooding that forced a huge number of people in the affected areas to be evacuated and ready to offer and provide immediate emergency relief facilities and equipment including generators, water purifiers and other humanitarian goods via Jica. Adding the Japanese government always stands ready to assist Malaysia in such tragic circumstances and earnestly hopes that the Malaysian government and its people will face the adversity with courage".[70][71] The Japanese government also has offer an additional assistance worth around MYR300,000 along with other items such as tents and blankets.[72]

 Singapore — The Singaporean government has pledged S$100,000 for flood victims in Malaysia. The Singaporean Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) announced in a statement that the money will be channelled to flood victims by the Singapore Red Cross (SRC), with an additional S$127,000 to be channelled from the Singapore Disaster Response Emergency Fund. An additional MYR600,000 (S$227,000) was given to the Malaysian Red Crescent Society (MRCS) on 30 December. Water purification units were sent to ensure that affected residents have clean drinking water.[73]

All mosques in Singapore has organising a special fund to aid flood victims in neighbouring Malaysia,[74] while localised non-profits such as the Tzu Chi Singapore also partook in fundraising efforts.[75]

 Taiwan — Taiwanese medical workers and volunteers with 12 vehicles loaded with supplies and rescue equipment entered flood-hit areas in Malaysia and offer relief services to victims. Taiwan economic and cultural centre office has donated MYR5,000 (US$1,429) to help flood victims.[76]

Taiwan Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation founder Dharma Master Cheng Yan has donated MYR350,000 of vegetarian instant rice to flood victims.[71]

 Thailand — Thai authorities provide relief aid and assistance to Malaysian people who living along the border of Narathiwat Province.[77] Narathiwat governor Natthapong Sirichana also took staff into affected areas to offer aid supplies to people struggling with severe floods in Malaysia.[78] Other than Narathiwat, authorities in Pattani, Yala and Songhla Provinces along with Thai Army have gathering donations and volunteers to help the Malaysian state of Kelantan as been ordered by Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha.[79]

 United Arab EmiratesSheikh Hamdan Bin Zayed Al Nahayan who is the President of the Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) has ordered that emergency aid be delivered to flood victims in Malaysia's north-eastern states of Kelantan, Terengganu and Pahang.[80]

 United StatesUnited States Secretary of State John Kerry expressed sympathy to the flood victims in Malaysia and offered US disaster relief assistance for those affected.[81] The United States provide around MYR525,000 to non-governmental organisations (NGOs) who help the flood victims,[82] and offer other aid in the form of medical equipment and medicine.[67] An additional of MYR3 million was sent in the form of materials, programmes and technical assistance. The United States government had also agreed to provide a long-term assistance to Malaysia on storm forecasting and flood mitigation.[83]

United States companies and their employees had provided cash and in-kind donations valued at over MYR1.1 million.[83]

International Non-Governmental Organisations ( NGO's )[edit]

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) — Around CHF82,964 (approximately US$83,000) been delivered to Malaysia as part of the Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support 25,000 (5,000 families) for a period of one month. The DREF will fund the distribution of 10,000 blankets for 5,000 families as part of the overall operation.[84]

Islamic Relief — The organisation focused distributing aid on Rantau Panjang town as the area at present has little support from non-governmental organisations.[85]

ShelterBoxHelston based disaster relief charity is on their way to Malaysia to start assessing on what type of shelter is needed and determining the best aid method.[86] On 30 December, the charity arrived and started to distributes aid by stocked 224 ShelterBoxes and 1,032 Midi tents.[87]

Controversies[edit]

As Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was away, his deputy, Muhyiddin Yassin, was in charge for the flood crisis.[88] However, the Prime Minister later ended his vacation amidst criticism from the public when he was seen playing golf with Barack Obama in Hawaii, United States.[89] Najib stressed that the golf game was necessary in establishing diplomatic ties with the United States and the event has been planned much earlier even before the flood started.[90] Some victims have accused the government of being slow to provide assistance.[19][91]

The Malaysian federal government was urged to declare a state of emergency in view of worsening floods. This measure is recommended in order to mobilise all the machinery of the government to tackle the flood situation.[92] However, prime minister Najib decided that state of emergency is not needed because insurance companies will not be paying compensations to the victims as damages will be included in "force majeure" category.[93] However, the opposition dismissed such explanation by Najib[94] and insurance companies clarifies that as long as flood is covered in a policy, flood victims would be eligible for their claims.[95]

Nik Muhammad Abduh, the son of PAS leader Nik Abdul Aziz Nik Mat, said that the flood is due to the wrath of Allah. Therefore, the Kelantan state government must enforce "hudud" law, despite widespread opposition against the law.[96] However, the state assembly building where the state government is supposed to table a hudud law has been waterlogged since 25 December.[97] This has caused the state government to postpone the special sitting to a later date.[98] However, the state government was told to help flood victims first instead of focusing on the hudud issue.[99] Muhammad V of Kelantan called for more environmentally friendly measures to prevent such flooding from happening again.[100]

Rescue missions have been difficult, due to uncertain weather conditions and some residents' refusal to evacuate.[101][102] A village head at Kampung Jimah, Lukut, Negeri Sembilan, attempted to chase away opposition representatives who sought to provide aid to victims' families.[103] In another instance, opposition representatives were shooed away by local authorities when they attempted to provide aid at a relief centre in Kluang, Johor.[104]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Floods kill 21 in Malaysia, waters recede". Agence France-Presse. AsiaOne. 31 December 2014. Retrieved 31 December 2014.
  2. ^ "Malaysia flood damage to cost $560m". Post Magazine. 13 January 2015. Retrieved 13 January 2015. (subscription required)
  3. ^ a b c "Record numbers evacuated in Malaysia's worst floods in decades". Reuters. 26 December 2014. Retrieved 24 March 2018.
  4. ^ "Malaysia counts the cost as floods recede". Sky News Australia. 2 January 2015. Retrieved 2 January 2015.
  5. ^ "One missing, thousands flee homes in flood-hit north-eastern malaysia". The New Age. 18 December 2014. Archived from the original on 29 December 2014. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
  6. ^ "Flood forces 470 to evacuate in Dungun, KTM services disrupted – Bernama". Bernama. The Malaysian Insider. 18 December 2014. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
  7. ^ Victoria Brown; Beh Yuen Hui; Nicholas Cheng (20 December 2014). "Kajang struck by flash floods after heavy rain". The Star. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
  8. ^ "December floods reach 'alarming' level". The Rakyat Post. 23 December 2014. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
  9. ^ "Rising flood waters force more people to flee homes in east coast of Semenanjung Malaysia". The Borneo Post. 23 December 2014. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
  10. ^ Sumisha Naidu (23 December 2014). "Businesses sink or swim in Malaysia floods". Channel News Asia. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
  11. ^ "Floods ravaging six States worsen, nearly 60,000 evacuated". Bernama. Astro Awani. 24 December 2014. Retrieved 26 December 2014.
  12. ^ a b "Situation continues to worsen in badly-hit Kelantan and Terengganu". The Star. 25 December 2014. Retrieved 26 December 2014.
  13. ^ "Dozens of tourists stranded by floods in Malaysian national park". Reuters. 23 December 2014. Retrieved 26 December 2014.
  14. ^ "Kedah latest state hit by floods". The Rakyat Post. 25 December 2014. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
  15. ^ "Teenage boy first casualty of Perlis floods". Bernama. Astro Awani. 26 December 2014. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
  16. ^ Yee Xiang Yun (26 December 2014). "Flash floods leave 350 displaced in Johor Baru". The Star/Asia News Network. AsiaOne. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
  17. ^ "Malaysia flood waters reach Negeri Sembilan". Bernama. Channel News Asia. 27 December 2014. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
  18. ^ "At least 24 killed in Malaysia, Thailand floods as 200,000 evacuated". Al Jazeera America. 28 December 2014. Retrieved 29 December 2014.
  19. ^ a b "Severe flooding hits southeast Asia". Al Jazeera English. 27 December 2014. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
  20. ^ "Flood control centres unaware of actual statistics". The Malay Mail. 29 December 2014. Retrieved 29 December 2014.
  21. ^ Aaron Ngui (29 December 2014). "Flood survivor ate one meal of rice a day for five days". The Sun. Retrieved 29 December 2014.
  22. ^ "4 hurt after police heli crashes in Kelantan – Bernama". Bernama. The Malaysian Insider. 1 January 2015. Retrieved 1 January 2015.
  23. ^ Sitti Nor Azizah Talata (24 December 2014). "Beaufort dilanda banjir" (in Malay). Utusan Malaysia. Retrieved 26 December 2014.
  24. ^ Chok Sim Yee; Johan Aziz (24 December 2014). "292 evacuated in Beaufort; 395 return home in Tenom". The Borneo Post. Retrieved 26 December 2014.
  25. ^ "Number of flood victims in Beaufort increases to 300". Bernama. Astro Awani. 24 December 2014. Retrieved 26 December 2014.
  26. ^ a b "Beaufort, Kudat hit by floods". Daily Express. 24 December 2014. Retrieved 26 December 2014.
  27. ^ a b Kristy Inus (23 December 2014). "Sabah flood: More relief centres to open in Beaufort if rain continues". New Straits Times. Retrieved 26 December 2014.
  28. ^ "Flood hits several villages in Baram". The Borneo Post. 30 December 2014. Retrieved 30 December 2014.
  29. ^ "Peninsula sees floodwaters receding as Sabah prepares for floods". Bernama. Astro Awani. 2 January 2015. Retrieved 2 January 2015.
  30. ^ "Over 1,000 evacuated in north". Daily Express. 4 January 2015. Retrieved 5 January 2015.
  31. ^ Ruben Sario (3 January 2015). "Flash floods hit Sipitang, Sabah". The Star/Asia News Network. AsiaOne. Retrieved 3 January 2015.
  32. ^ "Three Tawau schools flooded after heavy rain". The Borneo Post. 3 January 2015. Retrieved 3 January 2015.
  33. ^ "Situation continues to worsen in badly-hit Kelantan and Terengganu". Malaysiakini. 29 December 2014. Retrieved 30 December 2014.
  34. ^ "Flood-affected Kuala Krai hospital forced to operate in the dark". The Malay Mail. 25 December 2014. Retrieved 30 December 2014.
  35. ^ "As floods worsen, Kuala Krai sick get chopper ride to Klang Valley hospitals". The Malay Mail. 30 December 2014. Retrieved 30 December 2014.
  36. ^ "Dedicated staff at Kuala Krai hospital put flood, family worries aside". The Malaysian Insider. 28 December 2014. Retrieved 30 December 2014.
  37. ^ "Hospital goes the extra mile by providing shelter for flood victims". The Rakyat Post. 29 December 2014. Retrieved 30 December 2014.
  38. ^ "Floods: HUSM blood bank almost empty". The Malay Mail. 30 December 2014. Retrieved 30 December 2014.
  39. ^ "HUSM the only fully functioning hospital left in Kelantan". The Malaysian Insider. 28 December 2014. Retrieved 30 December 2014.
  40. ^ a b "IPTA students in flood affected areas allowed to defer semester examination". The Sun Daily. 27 December 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2015.
  41. ^ "Out-of-state university students flee flood-stricken Kelantan for home". The Malay Mail. 28 December 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2015.
  42. ^ "USM appeals to Kelantan students to return to campus". Free Malaysia Today. 26 December 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2015.
  43. ^ "Schools to open one week later due to massive floods". The Malay Mail. 29 December 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2015.
  44. ^ "Palm Oil, rubber prices surge on southeast asian flooding". Bloomberg. The Economic Times. 30 December 2014. Retrieved 30 December 2014.
  45. ^ "Kota Baru floods ease but supplies low, services still interrupted". The Malay Mail. 29 December 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2015.
  46. ^ "In Kelantan, desperate flood victims loot homes for food and fresh water". The Malay Mail. 27 December 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2015.
  47. ^ a b "Floods in Kelantan subside, but victims' troubles far from over". The Malaysian Insider. 31 December 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2015.
  48. ^ "Profiteers charging RM12 for 1.5l bottle of petrol". The Star (Malaysia). 31 December 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2015.
  49. ^ "Worst floods in country sees the return of the kinder, gentler Malaysian". The Malay Mail. 1 January 2015. Retrieved 1 January 2015.
  50. ^ Ayub Pathan; Abdulloh Benjakat; Waedao Harai (26 December 2014). "Dam discharge floods into Yala, Pattani". Bangkok Post. Retrieved 26 December 2014.
  51. ^ Waedao Harai (30 December 2014). "Floods force Malaysians here to buy vital supplies". Bangkok Post. Retrieved 30 December 2014.
  52. ^ "Sabah welcomes additional allocation of RM500m for flood victims". Bernama. The Malay Mail. 28 December 2014. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
  53. ^ "BR1M, Schooling Aid Hoped To Ease Burden Of Flood Victims - Najib". Bernama. Bernama. 30 December 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2015.
  54. ^ "Flood Mitigation Plans To Get Priority Under 11th Development Plan - Najib". Bernama. 31 December 2014. Archived from the original on 31 December 2014. Retrieved 31 December 2014.
  55. ^ Roshidi Abu Samah (27 December 2014). "Malacca send aid to Kelantan". New Straits Times. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
  56. ^ "Penang allocates RM1.5 million for flood aid". Astro Awani. 28 December 2014. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
  57. ^ Shazwan Mustafa Kamal (26 December 2014). "Selangor doles out RM1.5m aid to flood victims". The Malay Mail. Retrieved 26 December 2014.
  58. ^ Goh Pei Pei (30 December 2014). "Floods: Sarawak donates RM2 million". New Straits Times. Retrieved 30 December 2014.
  59. ^ "Terengganu approves additional RM1m to aid flood victims". Bernama. The Malay Mail. 28 December 2014. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
  60. ^ "City Hall New Year 2015 concert cancelled". The Borneo Post. 30 December 2014. Retrieved 30 December 2014.
  61. ^ "Melaka sambut tahun baharu cara sederhana" (in Malay). Sinar Harian. 30 December 2014. Retrieved 30 December 2014.
  62. ^ a b "Maybank's financial relief for flood victims". Business Times. Yahoo! News. 24 December 2014. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
  63. ^ "Johor FA contributes 100k to assist East Coast flood victims". Fourth Official. 25 December 2014. Retrieved 26 December 2014.
  64. ^ "NGOs Chip In Their Contribution To Help Flood Victims". Bernama. 24 December 2014. Archived from the original on 26 December 2014. Retrieved 26 December 2014.
  65. ^ Sarah Rahim (27 December 2014). "Floods: China government comes to aid". New Straits Times. Retrieved 27 December 2014.
  66. ^ Adrian Chan (31 December 2014). "Floods: Companies from China chipping in to support MCA relief efforts". The Star. Retrieved 31 December 2014.
  67. ^ a b "China sending $3.76m in aid items to Malaysia". The Star/Asia News Network. AsiaOne. 11 January 2015. Retrieved 11 January 2015.
  68. ^ An (12 January 2015). "Chinese military offers aids to Malaysia". Xinhua News Agency. Retrieved 13 January 2015.
  69. ^ "Iran sympathizes with flood-stricken Malaysians". Tehran Times. 2 January 2015. Retrieved 2 January 2015.
  70. ^ "Floods: Japan offers emergency assistance". My Sinchew. 2 January 2015. Retrieved 2 January 2015.
  71. ^ a b "Buddhist leader gives RM350,000". Bernama. The Star. 2 January 2015. Retrieved 2 January 2015.
  72. ^ "Floods: Japan offers additional aid to victims". Bernama. The Star. 17 January 2015. Retrieved 17 January 2015.
  73. ^ "Singapore gives S$227,000 to Malaysia for flood relief". Channel News Asia. 29 December 2014. Retrieved 30 December 2014.
  74. ^ "Singapore mosques launch special collection for Malaysia's flood victims". Bernama. The Malay Mail. 29 December 2014. Retrieved 29 December 2014.
  75. ^ Lim Chwee Lian; Shu Yin (6 January 2015). "Singapore Volunteers Extend Help in Flood-hit Pahang". Tzu Chi Singapore. Retrieved 19 January 2015.
  76. ^ Kuay Chau-churh; Elizabeth Hsu (30 December 2014). "Taiwanese rescue team enters flood-hit Malaysian areas". Focus Taiwan. Retrieved 30 December 2014.
  77. ^ "Flooding eases in the far South". The Nation. 27 December 2014. Retrieved 27 December 2014.
  78. ^ Patsara Jikkham; Waedao Harai (1 January 2015). "South faces more rain as floods ease". Bangkok Post. Retrieved 1 January 2015.
  79. ^ Muhammad Ayub Pathan (13 January 2015). "Thais prepare to help flooded Kelantan". Bangkok Post. Retrieved 14 January 2015.
  80. ^ "Malaysia floods: UAE offers aid". WAM. Gulf News. 28 December 2014. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
  81. ^ "US Secretary of State conveys sympathy for flood victims, offers assistance". Bernama. Astro Awani. 1 January 2015. Retrieved 2 January 2015.
  82. ^ "US gives RM525,000 aid for Malaysian flood victims". The Malaysian Insider. 2 January 2015. Retrieved 3 January 2015.
  83. ^ a b "Flood: US Announces Additional RM3 Million Recovery Assistance For Malaysia". Bernama. 15 January 2015. Archived from the original on 16 January 2015. Retrieved 16 January 2015.
  84. ^ Ika Koeck (31 December 2014). "More than 200,000 people displaced by worst flooding in decades". International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. Retrieved 31 December 2014.
  85. ^ "Malaysia floods response". Islamic Relief. 29 December 2014. Retrieved 29 December 2014.
  86. ^ "ShelterBox team heads to flood-hit Malaysia". ShelterBox. 29 December 2014. Retrieved 29 December 2014.
  87. ^ WBCaroline (5 January 2015). "Helston-based charity Shelterbox distributes aid after Malaysia hit by the worst flooding in 30 years". The Cornishman. Retrieved 6 January 2015.
  88. ^ Hemananthani Sivanandam; Dina Murad (26 December 2014). "Malaysia DPM says he's in charge of flood crisis". The Star/Asia News Network. AsiaOne. Retrieved 26 December 2014.
  89. ^ Jane Onyanga-Omara (26 December 2014). "Malaysian prime minister cuts vacation short over floods". USA Today. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
  90. ^ "Golf game with Obama for diplomatic relations, says Najib". The Star. 27 December 2014. Retrieved 30 December 2014.
  91. ^ "Malaysia flood: Rescuers struggle; anger mounts". Reuters. Emirates 24/7. 27 December 2014. Retrieved 26 December 2014.
  92. ^ "PM told to end holiday and declare emergency". Free Malaysia Today. 25 December 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2015.
  93. ^ "Despite massive flooding, PM says no need to declare emergency in Kelantan". The Malay Mail. 27 December 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2015.
  94. ^ "DAP dismisses Najib's insurance excuse, wants emergency declared". The Malaysian Insider. 30 December 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2015.
  95. ^ "Insurance regulator confirms emergency declaration won't affect payout for floods". The Malay Mail. 31 December 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2015.
  96. ^ "Kelantan floods warning from Allah not to delay hudud - Nik Aziz's son". Malaysia Chronicle. 25 December 2014. Retrieved 30 December 2014.
  97. ^ "PRIDE COMES BEFORE A FALL: State building flooded, yet Kelantan insists hudud sitting still on". Malaysia Chronicle. 26 December 2014. Retrieved 30 December 2014.
  98. ^ "Kelantan postpones hudud sitting as floods worsen". The Malaysian Insider. 27 December 2014. Retrieved 30 December 2014.
  99. ^ "Help flood victims, quit obsessing over hudud, Kelantan PAS told". The Malay Mail. 26 December 2014. Retrieved 30 December 2014.
  100. ^ "Floods: Don't mess with the environment, says Kelantan Sultan". The Star. 28 December 2014. Retrieved 30 December 2014.
  101. ^ "Govt to deploy more assets to help flood victims - Muhyiddin". Bernama. Astro Awani. 25 December 2014. Retrieved 26 December 2014.
  102. ^ "Stubborn residents complicate Malaysia flood evacuations". Channel News Asia. 24 December 2014. Retrieved 26 December 2014.
  103. ^ FMT (16 December 2014). "Rowdy village head tries chasing out PKR group". Free Malaysia Today. Retrieved 30 December 2014.
  104. ^ "Over 150,000 people displaced by floods". Malaysiakini. 27 December 2014. Retrieved 30 December 2014.

External links[edit]