Bintulu Member of Parliament (MP) Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing expressed his disappointment over the way flood relief efforts in Ulu Niah have been handled.
“I am disappointed that after four days, the flood operation room is still ignorant of how serious the flood has been and how people have been suffering,” he said in a press statement to the media on Wednesday.
According to Tiong, his people’s service centre sent SOS call to Niah’s Flood Operation Room on Tuesday at 1am. But upon daybreak, the provision still did not come.
“The officers just came with the forms. I am angry that the relief workers did not see saving life as their priority” he said.
“Help should have come first, but instead the officers manning the flood operation center played around with formality.”
He said the officers of flood operation room should not just sit in their office and waited for victims to come to them. The flood victims are already stranded and they should go out to them.
On Tuesday Tiong visited several longhouses in Ulu Niah area including SRK Kampung Iran overseeing the distribution of to flood victims.