Malaysia News: Victims in the state are urging the state government to provide better facilities at evacuation centres. This is because they want to online learning and teaching.
Poor internet connection
Form Five student of Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan (SMK) Matang.
Helmi Hakimi Mat Razali said that the evacuation centre had no internet facility to help the students who had to attend online classes.
Every week he has to top up RM15 just to subscribe to a better internet connection.
He is looking forward to the state government to help students who want to learn online. As they are unable to go home due to flood.
He said that he relocate to the evacuation centre and miss the online classes because the condition is not conducive. the environment is very noisy and cannot focus on the online classes.
He hopes that they can have proper facilities and internet access in his area.
View from another victim
“We are grateful that the authority has provided an evacuation centre for us. But, for a student like me, we need at least internet access and a place to study during this period.
“Every week I need to top up RM5 to get internet access and it will be great if we have the (internet) facility at all evacuation centres in the state,” said Siti Nuryasmin who hails from Kampung Teluk Kertang.
The number of victims is increasing
As of 4 pm today, the number of flood victims taking shelter at temporary evacuation centres (PPS) in the state rose to 252, compared to 246 this morning.
Both, Helmi Hakimi and Siti Nuryasmin are currently seeking shelter at Sekolah Rendah Agama Rakyat (SRAR) Ngah Ibrahim in Matang, here.
Action was taken
A spokesperson said four evacuation shelters were opened after homes in three districts were inundated since Thursday.
He said in the Hilir Perak district, 15 victims had taken shelter at the Teluk Intan Municipal Hall.
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