Malaysia: Flood situation in Sabah monitored -- Najib

The Star 9 Aug 15;

KUALA LUMPUR: All the federal government and Sabah state agencies concerned will monitor the continuous rainfall and flood situation in certain areas such as Kota Belud and Beaufort in Sabah.

In the latest posts to his Facebook and Twitter accounts, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said the people affected would also be assisted.

“In Kota Belud and other affected areas, all public property including schools and roads will be repaired by the ministry responsible if it is damaged while residents who need to be relocated will be given assistance as soon as possible,” he said.

The continuous heavy downpour since Monday caused another mudslide at Sungai Kedamaian in Kota Belud early yesterday causing residents of Kampung Malangkap Baru to be cut off from comunication.

In January, the districts of Beaufort, Membakut, Tenom, Sipitang and Papar were badly affected by the floods which also destroyed a number of homes, schools and crops. --Bernama