Machang Member of Parliament (MP) from Barisan Nasional (BN), Datuk Ahmad Jazlan Yaakob has announced that he is withdrawing his support for the Perikatan Nasional (PN) government led by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
Ahmad Jazlan, who is also the Kelantan Umno chairman, made the announcement at a news conference at the Kelantan Umno Headquarters here, today.
Ahmad Jazlan said this made him the second MP from the government bloc to withdraw support for PN after Gua Musang MP Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah.
He said the official letter on his decision would be submitted to Umno president and BN chairman Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi soon.
More people were being evacuated due to the floods in Pahang, Terengganu and Kelantan, while the situation in Perak, Selangor and Johor is reported to be improving with the drop in the number of evacuees.
In PAHANG, the situation is reported to have worsened with 18,976 people, involving 5,032 families, having been evacuated to 241 relief centres as at 7.30 am today (Wednesday).
According to the Social Welfare Department’s (JKM) information portal, Maran district still recorded the highest number of evacuees, totalling 4,501 people, followed by Temerloh (3,020), Lipis (2,551), Raub (2,402), Jerantut (2,329), Kuantan(2,321), Rompin (1,012), Pekan (430) and Bera (410).
In KELANTAN, Tanah Merah is the second district to be hit by the floods with eight relief centres being activated to accommodate 125 evacuees from 33 families, as at 8 am today.
JKM’s InfoBencana reported that flood in Gua Musang has improved with all the relief centres in the district closed yesterday.
According to infobanjir.water.gov.my, three main rivers in the state recorded readings which exceeded the danger level, namely Sungai Kelantan in Kuala Krai at 25.62 metre (m) (danger level is 25.00 m), Sungai Kelantan at Kusial, Tanah Merah, at 16.11 m (16.00 m) and Sungai Golok in Jenob, Tanah Merah, at 24.23 m (23.50 m).