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Overshadowed by floods, Muhyiddin urges delegates at Bersatu congress to join relief efforts

The party also urges members to contribute to a relief fund with an initial sum of RM1 million.

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Bersatu’s fourth general assembly today saw its president Muhyiddin Yassin urging delegates to join efforts to help flood victims after a night of heavy flooding which ravaged several states including the state capital of Selangor.

The former prime minister also announced a flood donation drive by the party with an initial fund of RM1 million to help flood relief efforts nationwide.

“If you have to go home after this meeting, or need to immediately head home, then it is alright. We will not stop you, what is important is the people.

“We are a party that supports and is always concerned about the people’s problems,” he said in his presidential address to Bersatu delegates in Kuala Lumpur today.

Muhyiddin said he sympathised with party members who had to attend today’s meeting despite the difficulty in getting to the conference venue.

He said the party had no choice but to go ahead with the meeting as it is a requirement under the party constitution as well as the Societies Act.

Large parts of Shah Alam and Klang were inundated with flood waters since Friday night as heavy rainfall continued for more than 24 hours, forcing the closure of roads and highways.

Authorities expect rain to continue in the coming days, with the Malaysian Meteorological Department warning of thunderstorms and flash floods in Kuala Lumpur.

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