Pakatan gov’ts offer aid to landslide victims

May 22, 11

Pakatan governments of Selangor and Penang have pledged aid to the victims of the landslide yesterday in Hulu Langat, Selangor as a sign of moral support.

Selangor is sending aid as well as contributing RM1,000 to each victim’s family, while Penang is suggesting a RM25,000 lump sum donation to the victims of the tragedy.

16 youths were reported killed and nine injured when a landslide hit Hidayah Madrasah Al-Taqwa orphanage at 2.30pm yesterday.

Selangor Menteri Besar Abdul Khalid Ibrahim yesterday said the state has sent a humanitarian aid mission to the scene of the tragedy to provide immediate assistance to the victims.

“The MB is also effecting a contribution of RM1,000 to each family whose child has perished in the incident, as a gesture of sympathy for the unforseen misfortune,” said the MB’s press secretariat in a statement yesterday.

The PKR-led state government has also arranged for temporary shelter for the residents of the madrasah as rescue works were in progress.
In addition, Menteri Besar Selangor Incorporated (MBI) is also covering the costs of the survivors and the officers involved in the search and rescue operations, said the press secretary.

Penang moots RM25,000

Meanwhile, the DAP-led Penang government has suggested a donation of RM25,000 to the orphanage and the families of the 25 victims.

“Although the amount is not substantial, it represents moral support to ease the spirits of the families of the victims and give the survivors hope to live on,” said Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng in a statement today from Kuala Lumpur.

“The disaster has saddened and touched the hearts of Malaysians nationwide regardless of race and religion, all of whom sympathise with the victims,”said Lim, offering his condolences and sympathies..

Lim, who is Bagan MP, also thanked the rescuers and police who worked “tirelessly” in their rescue operations for their efforts and dedication.

He also called on the relevant authorities to take steps to ensure that this tragedy never repeats.

  1. #1 by tak tahan on Sunday, 22 May 2011 - 9:24 pm

    Congratulation to Pakatan governments of Selangor and Penang for its moral support (donation) and humanitarian aid mission.This is la the type of government we want mah.Non nonsense like the current one-real cartoon.

  2. #2 by good coolie on Sunday, 22 May 2011 - 9:48 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers for all those affected. We appreciate the work of the personnel involved in rescue and care. This is the time for us to act as Malaysians.

    By the way, it is “morale” support (excuse this teacher- mentality of mine).

  3. #3 by tak tahan on Sunday, 22 May 2011 - 10:02 pm

    Kam siah lor.How much BN contributed?Nothing but the landslide i supposed?Ar..

  4. #4 by wanderer on Sunday, 22 May 2011 - 11:25 pm

    UMNO/BN donated Fat Mama!….with crocodile tears….

  5. #5 by tak tahan on Sunday, 22 May 2011 - 11:46 pm

    Naughty fella!

  6. #6 by dagen on Monday, 23 May 2011 - 8:28 am

    Congratulations ibrahim bin perkasa. Syabas! 16 less people in the competition for your economic pie. A heartless comment, this may seem but heartless is your virtue. That makes you special. So congratulation once again. May more such good news come your way.

  7. #7 by dagen on Monday, 23 May 2011 - 8:32 am

    Hoi wanderer,

    Fat mama ros’ croc tears, you said? So who negotiated the contract with umno gobermen to supply fat mama ros with wot? super tear-jerking onions or something?

    Who and wot is the value of the contract? How many billions?

  8. #8 by wanderer on Monday, 23 May 2011 - 10:44 am


    Sad story but, a powerful message. The end of the world maybe a false prediction. The end of racist
    morons is written all over the wall…Allah is great!
    All the billions they stole will not save these ars-sos.

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