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[VIDEO] PAS politician accused of leaving flood victims behind in Terengganu

However, it was later revealed that a second boat was on its way to help.

As Terengganu experiences its worst flooding in years, some politicians have gone down to the scene themselves to offer aid, including Deputy of Terengganu State Executive Councillor Maliaman Kassim.

In a video that has gone viral on Twitter, Maliman was forced to turn back after water levels had reached a dangerous point and subsequently inundated the lorry in which he was using to send supplies.

He was later transported to another boat and left the lorry behind as he was taken to a safer place.

Unfortunately, this didn’t sit well with netizens, who accused him of being selfish and for abandoning flood victims.

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“If he was truly a leader, he would have asked others to get onto the boat first and make sure that everyone was safe. But [in] Malaysia, [we] save the leaders first,” one wrote angrily.

Pas politician accused of leaving flood victims behind in terengganu

It was later explained by another Twitter user that a second boat was actually on its way to rescue those who were stuck in flood waters, as posted on Suhazeli Abdullah’s Twitter.

However, netizens remained indignant and said that it still did not justify Maliaman leaving on a boat all by himself.

Pas politician accused of leaving flood victims behind in terengganu

On the other end of the spectrum, some said that Maliaman was given priority as he was a senior citizen and a civilian.

Pas politician accused of leaving flood victims behind in terengganu
Pas politician accused of leaving flood victims behind in terengganu

Regardless of whether you support Maliaman or not, let’s hope everyone’s safe in the midst of this terrible flood.


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