Malaysia battles fresh flooding: report
More than 12,000 villagers have been evacuated from their homes in Malaysia as a second wave of floods ravaged two states amid heavy rain, according to state media Monday.
Flooding in low lying areas forced affected villagers in Kelantan and Terengganu to seek refuge in relief centres.
In Terengganu some major roads were submerged while others were closed due to landslides.
Flood operations officials in northern Kelantan state told the Bernama news agency 3,019 people were evacuated to relief centres Monday morning as rivers have swollen and overflowed their banks during Malaysia's monsoon season.
It said 9,062 villagers in Terengganu were seeking shelter in relief centres.
The meteorological department has also issued its highest-level red alert on the formation of a tropical depression in the South China Sea.
The depression is expected to lead to storms and high waves that are likely to affect Kelantan, Terengganu and eastern Pahang state over the coming week with windspeeds of up to 65 kilometres per hour (40 miles per hour) and waves as high as 3.5 metres (more than 11 feet).
Floods hit the east coast states early this month, killing two and causing thousands of people to be evacuated. There has also been a major outbreak of cholera due to contaminated food and water in Terengganu with one death reported.
- You are what daddy ate, study says
- Ukraine leader slams 'revolution' calls in crisis talks
- Volcker Rule sets tough curbs on US banks' own trading
- GM taps first female CEO as it emerges from US control
- Mary Barra to be 1st female CEO of General Motors
- France suffers first losses as CAR mission gets dirty
- Hollande to visit C.Africa after first French casualties
- Bangladesh's highest court halts execution of top Islamist
- Bangladesh Islamist to be hanged after midnight
- Bangladesh Islamist leader Molla 'to be hanged after midnight'
- I will think about it, says Dr Mahathir on PM’;s call for him to remain as Petronas adviser
- Dialogue with PAS the start of unity talks, says Zahid Hamidi
- Open membership to all or be doomed, PKR’;s Surendran tells Umno
- After six months, Umno decides it won popular vote in GE13
- Sabah and Sarawak brace for floods as heavy rain warning lifted in five other states
- For MCA, Penang made surplus through state land sale
- Malaysia lost RM40 billion investments because of Pakatan’;s “tactics”
- Japan, SE Asia in talks to expand currency swap
- Tweaks to taxation law to hit savers, small traders hardest
- Sex blogger couple seeks stay on trial for sedition and pornography charges
- Najib airs video on Anwar’;s “;lies”; about Bangladeshi voters
- Smarter uniforms for security guards, less dependecy on foreigners, says BN MP
- Pakatan got it wrong, BN won more popular votes, says Najib
- Former envoy says Mat Zain’s claims on Batu Puteh “;a load of rubbish”;
- PAS lawmaker meets Catholic church leaders from peninsula