Although the rescue team had moved assets to the floods in Selangor on December 18, some restrictions made it difficult to continue operations.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said today that it included the difficulty of rescue boats moving in flooded areas, as they were stuck in vehicles that sank in the affected areas.
As of Saturday night, December 18, 2021, the PDRM (Malaysian Royal Police), the JBPM (Malaysian Fire and Rescue Department), the ATM (Malaysian Armed Forces) and the APM (Civil Defense Force) have mobilized their respective to evacuate the victims. ”
“However, the rescue operation became more difficult due to the vehicles that were stuck on the main road, preventing the rescue vehicles from entering residential areas, so the rescue vehicles had to be transported to the affected areas,” he said.
He said this when he explained the state of flood disasters in mid-December 2021 at the Dewan Rakyat Special Meeting today.
Ismail Sambri added that the victims’ refusal to leave their homes also contributed to the delay in the evacuation operation.
“Wanting to save property, the distance of the Temporary Evacuation Center (PPS), which is quite far from home, is a concern for thieves to enter the house and concern for the risk of COVID-19 infection in PPS, is among the reasons. “They refuse to move,” he said.