Kelab Putera 1Malaysia continues giving aid to Penangites

AUDREY DERMAWAN

GEORGE TOWN: Kelab Putera 1Malaysia continued its welfare mission on Penang island today, bringing with them essential aid to 5,000 flood victims.

Twenty trailer lorries, laden with mattresses, pillows, cookwares, food and hygiene kits among others, arrived to distribute aid at the Agape Welfare Association in Air Itam before making their way to Jelutong, Bukit Gelugor, Balik Pulau and Bayan Baru.

Kelab Putera 1Malaysia had arrived on mainland Penang on Tuesday and spent the past four days distributing 40 lorry-load of aid and helped affected flood victims to clean their houses.

Its president Datuk Seri Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim said the group would continue to distribute aid to flood victims in the state.

"We will liaise with the National Security Council and await further instruction from Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak on areas we can channel the aid and also to avoid overlapping.

"We hope the aid given will be able to lessen the burden of all the flood victims," he said when met today.

Azeez said the group was in Penang to help all Penangites affected by last Saturday's major floods, irrespective of their ethnicity, background and political leanings.

"Our focus here is to help the people to rebuild their lives, and believe that politics should be set aside,

"We should take this in our stride and do what is best for the flood victims," he added.

Meanwhile, Agape Welfare Association chairman M. Saroja, 39, thanked Azeez and his team for the aid.

"We are really thankful and grateful to Kelab Putera 1Malaysia for coming to our aid.

"All these will go a long way in helping us to start anew." she said. © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd