3,500 Indonesian Citizens Affected by Malaysian Floods, No Casualties

The Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Malaysia stated that so far a total of 3,500 Indonesian citizens (WNI) were affected by the floods that hit the neighboring country. However, the Indonesian Embassy stated that no Indonesian citizens died as a result of this flood. Berita Terkini

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“Yesterday, there were 1,600. Now the number is around 3,500 (WNI),” said the Coordinator of Socio-Cultural Education of the Indonesian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Yoshi Iskandar, to CNNIndonesia.com, Tuesday (21/12).

Yoshi then said that so far there have been no Indonesian citizens who died as a result of the flash floods in Malaysia. The Indonesian Embassy, ​​he continued, continued to collect data and recapitulate the victims of Indonesian citizens who were affected. The total number of Indonesian citizens in Malaysia is currently around 2.5 million.

Currently, Yoshi and his team are also continuing to distribute food aid and other necessities to Indonesian citizens affected by the flood. Berita politik

Floods in Malaysia have been going on for five days since last Friday. Areas that are still inundated by floods include Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Pohang, and Kelantan.

However, said Yoshi, the Pahang and Kelantan areas are indeed ‘subscribers’ to flooding, so they are better prepared to deal with this kind of situation. Berita Hari Ini

“In terms of areas in Pahang, Kelantan, it often floods, yes, during the monsoon season like this. So they are more prepared to experience this (flood) for years in the rainy season,” he said.

Meanwhile, the water in several parts of Malaysia, said Yoshi, has begun to recede.

Malaysia was hit by heavy rains from Friday to last weekend. Heavy rainfall triggers flooding in neighboring countries.

The government claims it rains once in a hundred years. In Kuala Lumpur alone, rainfall reaches 2,400 mm.

Some said the flooding was triggered by several factors, including the movement of monsoon winds, Typhoon Rai, and low pressure weather. Climate change was also a major factor in the disaster. Avril Lavigne Fanpage

So far, 14 people have died as a result of the floods, and 70,000 people have been displaced. The situation is getting more difficult because 181 cases of Covid-19 were found at the evacuation site.

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