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Penang CM: Najib didn't announce new funds for flood mitigation

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Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak did not announce any new allocation for flood mitigation projects in Penang, said Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng.

Lim clarified that Najib only said that he will seriously consider the RM1 billion of flood mitigation projects still not released under the previous five-year Malaysia Development Plans.

The prime minister visited three hot spots in Penang yesterday.

“The RM150 million mentioned by the PM was a previously approved announcement made last year on Nov 8, 2016 by Natural Resources and Environment Minister Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar,” Lim said in a statement today.

Nevertheless, he thanked Najib for his visit and his willingness to seriously consider disbursing the RM1 billion...

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