Flood Victims in Perak Decreased to 423 

As of 5pm today (January 6), flood victims in the state have decreased to 423, comprising 120 households placed at five temporary relief centres (PPS) in three districts.

According to a spokesperson for the Malaysia Civil Defence Force (APM) Perak, Hilir Perak District continues to record the highest number of victims out of the total, with 410 victims comprising 117 households.

“The victims are placed at Teluk Intan Municipal Council (MPTI) Hall in Teluk Intan, Chikus Multipurpose Hall and Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Sri Langkap.

“The PPS at Tanjung Keramat Hall and MPTI Hall in Langkap are now closed. Floods at nearby areas have subsided and victims have returned to their respective houses,” he said when contacted via WhatsApp today.

Kampar District has shown improvement, where victims decreased to only 25, comprising 11 households, compared to yesterday at 75 victims, which comprised 21 households.

“They’re placed at Dato’ Azman Mahalan Multipurpose Hall in Kuala Dipang. Other PPS at Gopeng Town Hall and Kampung Batu 20 Multipurpose Hall are now closed,” the spokesperson added.

In Hulu Perak District, 13 victims comprising three households are placed at a newly established PPS in the Kampung Perah Community Hall.

“All PPS in Muallim District are now closed, including the one at Tok Sirat Community Hall in Sungai Siput,” he elaborated.


Chris Teh


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