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Wednesday, February 8, 2023

“Where’s the MB?” M’sians slam Terengganu MB for allegedly going on a vacation when the state is underwater

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The east coast has recently been hit by devastating floods and the authorities have been mobilising their assets to save as many victims as the can.

However, during this critical time, netizens found out that the Terengganu Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Samsuri Mokhtar was not in the state to oversee the rescue works and was allegedly on a vacation in New Zealand instead.

According to New Straits Times, state disaster management committee deputy chairman Hanafiah Mat confirmed that the state’s MB is indeed in Auckland and will be coming back to Malaysia.

Meanwhile, Datuk Seri Najib Razak, who is currently serving his 12-year prison sentence, took the opportunity to make a sarcastic remark and wrote on Twitter, “Is Auckland in the middle of floods?”

In the comment section, many netizens expressed disappointment at the state MB and said how can he leave the state during the time when it is most vulnerable to monsoon floods.

Some netizens also posted a flight itinerary for Samsuri and his wife, along with an invoice for a car rental service in Auckland.

Meanwhile, former UMNO supreme council member Datuk Lokman Noor Adam too, had took the opportunity to criticise the MB.

Speaking in a Facebook live session, he revealed more information about his trip to New Zealand. He claimed that Samsuri and his wife departed for Auckland on 11 December and are slated to return home today (22 December).

“We checked to see if he (Samsuri) would make arrangements to fly home earlier, as the flooding in his state worsened. But no, the original flight plans remain,” he said.

“This is your leader, ‘honeymooning’ with the family is more important than the people’s suffering.”

At the time of writing, it was reported that the floods has caused 40,450 residents in Terengganu have been evacuated to 299 relief centres.

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