PETALING JAYA: Deputy prime minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has slammed leaders who go abroad on holidays in the course of the monsoon season, saying they have to be ready to be round throughout vital instances.
In a Fb submit, the agricultural and regional improvement minister reminded such leaders that the individuals who had elected them to public workplace had been struggling.
“That is the place the folks will decide their (leaders) sincerity,” he mentioned in a veiled criticism of Terengganu menteri besar Ahmad Samsuri Mokhtar.
Earlier this week, netizens questioned the PAS chief’s “absence” because the flood state of affairs worsened within the state and tens of hundreds of flood victims had been evacuated to security at aid centres.
A state exco member, Hanafiah Mat was reported to have mentioned that Samsuri was on vacation together with his household in Auckland, New Zealand and had been scheduled to return house on Dec 22.
Samsuri has since apologised for his absence.
The huge floods that hit the east coast have claimed 5 lives up to now, with a three-year-old little one in Terengganu being the primary casualty.
In the meantime, Zahid additionally mentioned deforestation actions needs to be stopped and drainage methods needs to be correctly maintained to stop flash floods.
“This is very important in order that flash floods don’t happen in metropolis centres and even in rural areas.
“Sustaining a superb drainage system needs to be a behavior and never be given precedence solely in the course of the flood season,” he added.