Mydin boss Ameer Ali Mydin today said he had forgiven those who broke into his hypermarket branch in one of the areas worst affected by the recent floods, adding that they might not have had any choice given the dire circumstances.
“To be frank, I do not condone this act of stealing but in this emergency situation, perhaps they had no choice and were forced to do so in order to survive,” he said on the break-in at the Mydin Mart branch in Sri Muda, Shah Alam.
“With full sincerity, I forgive those who did so in order to survive due to late assistance and not with any other motive,” he added in a statement.
He said this branch, too, had suffered millions of ringgit in damage from the floods last weekend.
“Let us together pray that everyone will be saved and that this disaster along with the pandemic will subside and things return to normal,” he said.
Sri Muda was badly hit by the massive floods which swept through a number of states over the weekend after several days of continuous heavy rain.
Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob said yesterday that he had instructed authorities to “aggressively” work towards a solution to the floods which are an annual problem in the area.
He said a total of 41 boats and 16 lorries with more than 320 rescue personnel had been mobilised in Taman Sri Muda alone.