At least sixty people are known to have lost their lives in the floods which have ravaged Malaysia.
At least sixty people are known to have lost their lives in the floods which have ravaged Malaysia. And about 185,000 are said to have left their homes. On the east coast of Malaysia, 35 inches of rain fell in six days.
The Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tun Abdul Razal, has criticised his people for their lack of preparations for the rainy season. He said that many lives could have been saved of people living near rivers had no not sold their boats to buy television sets.
The floods are estimated to have done nearly 14 million pounds (33 million dollars ) worth of damage.
The Malaysian Government has been organising relief in the worst hit areas. Help has come from Britain, Japan and the United States. New Zealand has made available transport aircraft stationed in Singapore.