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PM: Delay in aid distribution due to eligibility verification process

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob today explained the delay in distribution of flood relief aid, especially involving the purchase of electrical goods amounting to RM500 and aid of RM2,500 to replace damaged items, was due to the eligibility verification process.

Despite some delays, especially those involving non-evacuated victims, Ismail Sabri said he had instructed all parties to expedite the process so that it would not be as late as the previous floods which could take up to six months.

“Some delays are due to obtaining verification from Tok Ampat (village chief) or...

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