Picking up the pieces

Pictures by: 
Mohd Ishak
Report by: 
Azim Azman

 There he sat on the porch. On the surface, he looked pensive. But a closer look showed tears welling in his eyes.

For Mr Muhammad Noor Said, 86, a retired rubber tapper and father of nine, the porch was the only thing that remains of his house. "I lost all hope when I saw that my house had been destroyed. I built this house with my own two hands," he said of the kampung home he had built in 1967.

Kuala Krai, Kelantan, is one of the worst hit towns after several states were inundated in one of the worst floods in Malaysia in 30 years. Other states include Terengganu and Pahang.

At least 21 people have been killed and eight others are missing, Malaysian police said yesterday. Almost a quarter of a million people have been displaced.

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