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Tuesday, 14 November 2017 | MYT 12:00 AM

Indian sports bodies send supplies to flood victims

FORMER national footballer Datuk Santokh Singh chipped in to help load relief supplies for flood victims in Penang and Kedah.

Santokh, who is also Malaysia Indian Football Association (MIFA) ambassador, was among the volunteers who loaded the boxes into the 12m trailer.

Three Indian sports organisations, including MIFA, jointly collected the household items and groceries to be distributed to the flood victims.

MIFA and the other two organisations – Malaysian Indian Sports and Cultural Foundation (MISCF) and Kelab Bolasepak Sasya – started the drive last week.

MISCF chairman Datuk T. Mohan said it was the duty of every Malaysian to help their fellow citizens in times of need.

“We were saddened by the massive flooding and hope this contribution will ease the hardship faced by Penangites,” he said.

Mohan said they would distribute home appliances, rice cookers, gas stoves, pampers, sugar, rice, biscuits, blankets and drinking water in Penang.

Mohan said members of the three organisations worked hard to raise the supplies.

He said they felt it was their duty as the people in Penang and Kedah had been strong supporters of MIFA whenever they played in the two states.

The floods crippled many parts of Penang as roads were inundated, trees uprooted and properties damaged, claiming seven lives.

More than 3,700 people had to be evacuated.