Despite the flak received by most politicians in the recent flood relief exercises, the political party that caught everyone’s interest was MUDA.
Party founder, Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman on Monday announced that RM2.06 million had been collected thus far, of which RM789,521.66 was spent.
Here’s what they spent the money on:
According to Saddiq, MUDA has also received in-kind donations which were given directly to the affected families.
As of now, they’ve been able to help around 500 families with their search and rescue initiatives, clean-up works, and other post-flood recovery efforts.
With the balance money, MUDA is planning to diversify ways to help the victims through their newly-launched BANGKIT campaign:
1. RM300 to 300 families who have been worst hit by the flood.
2. 100 units each of school supplies such as school bags, stationeries, school uniforms and laptops for university students.
3. 50 sets of fridges and washing machines.
4. 80 sets of kitchen appliance sets consisting of a rice cooker, gas stove and a kettle.
Additionally, they are also planning to recruit lawyers to provide legal help for matters pertaining to things like insurance claims and recovering important documents, and will also be collaborating with NGO’s like NYAWA to provide psychological assistance to all of those who have been affected by the flood.
MUDA has assured that they have kept all the receipts and that the moment the donations and accounts are closed, all their expenses will be audited by a third party.
With that said, They are currently inviting accredited accounting firms who might be interested in doing some pro-bono work, to audit the donations.
“We’re going to set the right standard of transparency and accountability. And we’re going to prove that every cent that has been given will be spent well,” Saddiq said.