Malaysia floods: Segamat man chooses to stay put at home despite evacuation
SEGAMAT, JOHOR - School gardener Abdul Razak Abdul Samad is staying put even though thousands in his hometown of Kampung Pogoh have been evacuated after it was hit by floods on Sunday.
The 58-year-old, who has eight children aged 4 to 24, told The Straits Times on Wednesday, that he was staying behind to guard the house. His family is one of eight households living in Kampung Pogoh 2 in Segamat, one of the worst hit areas.
Mr Abdul Razak recalled how he was having breakfast at 8am on Sunday when his son noticed water rushing towards the house like huge waves. "I shouted to my wife to pack our things quickly," he said. "The water rose very fast but we managed to pack our things onto a lorry."