Along with ‘BN-branded’ aid for flood victims, VIPs representing the coalition have turned up at the main relief centres set up in the several East Coast states.

NONEMohd Nizar (left), the eldest son of Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak, visited a relief centre in Kuantan about 5pm yesterday.

Sporting a t-shirt with the words ‘Najib My PM 2013’, he was accompanied by a sizeable entourage.

Najib is the long-serving parliamentarian for Pekan, which is among the areas affected by severe flooding.

Mohd Nizar, 35, who was asked if the words on his t-shirt would be interpreted as publicity for his father and the BN, replied: "No. I'm just here to help.”

kuantan flood 081213 bn logo waterSaying he has been visiting flood-affected areas over the past few days and five relief centres to date, he then hurried away from the media.

Extensive flooding has resulted in more than 40,000 people being displaced and 149 relief centres being set up over the past week.

Aid stamped with the BN logo has been arriving in Pahang. Among the items are bottled water and umbrellas.

A Kuantan Municipal Council official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said a number of Umno members had dropped off aid, but did not help in distributing the items.

NONEThis aspect of work has been left to the Welfare Department, the municipal council and volunteers.

Now that the flood waters are receding, more people are returning home and clean-up operations have begun.

However, a police spokesperson quoted the Meteorological Department as predicting rain at night and therefore, the possibility of a second round of flooding.

He also dismissed speculation that a dam near Sungei Lembing, Kuantan, is structurally damaged.- Malaysiakini, 10/12/2013, Najib's son tours flood relief centres