Malaysia flooding: PM Najib Razak pledges extra funds

Malaysia flooding PM Najib Razak pledges extra funds

Malaysia has announced an extra 500m ringgit ($142m; £92m) to help victims of the country’s worst flooding in decades.

At least five people have been killed in the floods along Malaysia’s east coast, with over 160,000 displaced.

Prime Minister Najib Razak made the announcement after visiting flood-stricken areas.

He has faced public anger after being photographed golfing with President Obama in Hawaii during the storms.

Mr Razak cut short his holiday, and defended his “golf diplomacy” with the US leader, saying that it was difficult to decline the invitation as it had been planned for a while.

“Every day when I was there, I received the latest report on the flood situation… as it became more serious, I decided to return to the country as soon as possible,” he said in Kota Bharu, the capital of Kelantan province,

Source: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-30614071

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