KUALA LUMPUR – Flood victims in Malaysia’s southern Johor state had little respite on Tuesday (Jan 4) even though officials forecast good weather was on the way.
Rising waters forced 5,362 people in Johor to evacuate and take shelter in temporary relief centres.
Segamat district, about two-and-a-half hours’ drive north from the Johor capital of Johor Baru, was the worst hit with a video on Twitter showing an entire village inundated.
Police rescued 14 factory workers left stranded on Monday night by the rising waters, said a Facebook post by the Royal Malaysia Police.
Six other states – Pahang, Negeri Sembilan, Sabah, Melaka, Selangor and Terengganu – have also been hit by the flooding with nearly 13,000 people displaced.