Padang Besar MP Zahidi Zainul Abidin, when debating the Budget 2018 speech in Parliament today, expressed sadness over the devastating floods in the northwestern peninsula, and went on to raise the possibility of karma.
“We need to remember, the floods happened because of the inappropriate logging on hills in Penang and inappropriate development management.
“And don’t forget, sometimes when we do things that are not right, among them pitting religions against each other, insulting religion, organising festivals that stray far from another’s religion and causing anger, then surely karma will come and the people will suffer,” said the Umno lawmaker.
The northwestern region of the Malaysian peninsula saw heavy rainfall on the night of Nov 4 and morning of Nov 5, triggering massive floods.
Zahidi urged those with money to contribute donations to help those affected by the floods.
Both Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak and Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid had visited Penang following the aftermath of the floods.
The Malaysian Armed Forces were also deployed to assist in flood relief efforts.