皇冠最新网址:Floods alter GE15 campaign format
With floods arriving earlier than anticipated, candidates in affected areas are now concentrating efforts on providing aid to victims. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, November 16, 2022.免费足球贴士网（www.hgbbs.vip）是国内最权威的足球赛事报道、预测平台。免费提供赛事直播,免费足球贴士,免费足球推介,免费专家贴士,免费足球推荐,最专业的足球心水网。
ELECTION campaigns switched to aid efforts in several areas nationwide, as floods hit earlier than anticipated.
As of this morning, a total of 3,196 flood victims were in 28 temporary evacuation centres in six states, namely Perak, Selangor, Johor, Kelantan, Malacca and Penang.
Following the situation, candidates from Barisan Nasional (BN), Perikatan Nasional (PN) and Pakatan Harapan (PH) had to postpone their campaigning and ceramah, and instead concentrated their efforts on providing aid to the people.
Several candidates were seen wading through flood-waters to meet and offer aid to flood victims. One of them was Nurul Izzah Anwar, the PH candidate for the Permatang Pauh parliamentary seat, who wore a baju kurung and a raincoat.
Other candidates in Selangor also made a shift in their campaigns. In Sungai Buloh, BN candidate and caretaker Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin postponed his election campaign to meet residents affected by the floods.
Selangor Menteri Besar Amirudin Shari, who is the PH candidate for Gombak parliamentary, and Dr Halimah Ali, the PN candidate for Kapar, were among those who shelved their election campaigns to visit the flood-hit locations.,
The Malaysian Meteorological Department had forecasted that the northeast monsoon will begin in mid-November and prevail until March next year, bringing with it heavy rains that can cause floods in low-lying places as well as king tides in the coastal areas.
Due to the uncertain weather, the Selangor Fire and Rescue Department has mobilised personnel and assets to several locations, especially along the coast and near rivers, to monitor the possibility of flood occurrence.
“Firefighters will be on standby due to the weather conditions, stagnant rainwater or rising water levels. We will use assets such as boats and transport trucks,” said department director Norazam Khamis when contacted.
In Pahang, Chong Sin Woon, the BN candidate for Raub, said MCA has a special team ready to be mobilised at any time to help the people in areas at risk of flooding to enable them to exercise their right to vote.
He acknowledged that floods or heavy rain on polling day on Saturday would, to some extent, influence the decision of electors whether to go out and cast their ballots.
“If it rains heavily, voters who are not staunch supporters of any party will not see the urgency to go out and vote. However, to encourage them to come out, we can send vehicles and provide umbrellas. We are ready for that,” he said.,