The Malaysian government has previously announced a series of financial aids for those who were badly affected by the recent floods that landed in several parts in Malaysia.
However, there are many methods that can distribute these aids, and giving out cold-hard cash is definitely not the best, especially when it would cause massive crowds due to the delays at the counter.
Recently, a video posted on Goodymy revealed a huge crowd lining up to receive their flood aid went circulated on social media. In the video, the crowd can be seen lining up with their umbrellas above their heads as it was raining heavily.
“How could they have the heart to allow them line up in the rain? To the government, I know you’re trying to help but do you expect the people to queue in the heavy rain?” the woman in the video said.
She also questioned why not allow representatives to collect the flood aid for the people in the area.
In the comment section, a netizen said the incident took place on Sunday (2 January) in Taman Seri Inderapura, Kuantan and the same netizen said that most of the people opted to get the flood aid personally instead of a representative.
The video had went viral and had garnered over 100,000 views and 6,000 likes at the time of writing, with many asking why not distribute the financial aid via online banking.
“It’s 2022. Everything can be done online, even postage.” a netizen said.
“This is cruel. How could they? Some people will surely be down with a fever after this.” another netizen said.
Meanwhile, some netizens pointed out the trust issues with getting a representative as it is sensitive when we are talking about money.
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