Expedite flood mitigation projects in Pahang, do not politicise, Agong tells govt

PEKAN, Jan 11 ― Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah today decreed the government to expedite the implementation of the flood mitigation projects planned in Pahang and not to politicise these efforts.

“I hope the government can expedite the flood mitigation projects which had been planned by the local authorities in the state, and I also hope there will be no politics involved in this matter. It is best to take it seriously and urgently build the flood mitigation structures across Pahang.”

His Majesty said this when visiting the flood victims at the temporary relief centre at Dewan Semai Bakti Felda Chini 1 here today. Pahang Regent Tengku Hassanal Ibrahim Alam Shah was in attendance.

Also present were Pahang Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail, State Public Works Department director Datuk Hafizah Zakaria, Pahang Police Chief Datuk Seri Yahaya Othman and Pekan District Officer Datuk Zaliza Zulkipli.

In his royal address at the centre, Al-Sultan Abdullah also reiterated that prompt implementation of those projects should be taken seriously by the responsible parties for the sake of the people’s well-being. ― Bernama



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