Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak was severely attacked by the netizens and the opposition at his home country on Thursday for spending his holiday while golfing with US President Barack Obama in Hawaii at a time when Malaysia is facing the wrath of one of its worst floods.
Over 91, 000 people have been displaced in the floods, according to the official news agency Bernama.
The Facebook page of Najib was bombarded with angry reactions soon after news reports about the Prime Minister playing golf with Obama surfaced.
In the Facebook comments, the netizens asked him to return home and deal with the disaster situation in the country.
Najib, in his latest Facebook post on Thursday, expressed concern over the flood situation. He also said that he has contacted his deputy, who is the chairman of the National Disaster Management Committee, to beef up the efforts for assisting the flood victims. The post has received more than 1,300 comments, with many taking up the golf playing issue during the floods.
According to media reports, more than 91 000 people have lost their homes and were staying in the hundreds of make-shift shelters set up across six most affected states, including Terengganu, Kelatan and Pahang. Kelantan has witnessed the highest number of displaced victims of over 32 000 people. The road and train services to the east coast states have been affected. Other states that are badly hit by floods include Perlis, Perak and Kedah on the west coast. With the evacuation of 29 059 people, Terengganu recorded the second-highest number of evacuees due to floods.