Singapore to contribute $100,000 to aid flood victims in Malaysia

A girl plays on a flooded street on the outskirts of Kota Bharu in Kelantan on Dec 29, 2014. Flood relief efforts in Malaysia will be given a boost of $100,000 from the Singapore Government, revealed a statement from Singapore's Ministry of Fore
A girl plays on a flooded street on the outskirts of Kota Bharu in Kelantan on Dec 29, 2014. Flood relief efforts in Malaysia will be given a boost of $100,000 from the Singapore Government, revealed a statement from Singapore's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA). -- PHOTO: REUTERS

FLOOD relief efforts in Malaysia will be given a boost of $100,000 from the Singapore Government, revealed a statement from Singapore's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA).

The funds will be sent to the Malaysian Red Crescent Society through the Singapore Red Cross, according to the statement.

"The Singapore Government will also provide water purification units to help in the production of clean drinking water for victims of the floods," it added.

On Monday afternoon, Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong called Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, expressing the Republic's concern for those affected by the floods, and offering assistance, said the MFA statement.

Singapore Minister for Law and Foreign Affairs K. Shanmugam, Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew and Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen have also spoken with their counterparts in Malaysia, expressing concern and offering assistance, it added.