Thursday December 9, 2010 MYT 12:03:00 PM
By EMBUN MAJID
ALOR SETAR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has announced that RM30.6mil in cash aid will be given to flood victims in Kedah and Perlis.
He said some 32,000 families had been identified to receive RM500 each.
Najib also announced an increase in aid for some 30,000 padi farmers in Kedah and Perlis that were also affected by the recent floods.
He said each farmer would receive RM876 per hectare compared to RM573 per hectare previously.
Najib and his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor made a stop here on Thursday to handover the aid to Kedah Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Azizan Abdul Razak, Perlis Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Md Isa Sabu, Mada chairman Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid, and 11 families from Kedah and Perlis before leaving for a function in Gopeng, Perak. - The Star Online