Malaysia ready to help Philippines in wake of tropical storm

Filipino villagers taking shelter during a downpour in the flood-hit town of Salvador, Lanao del Norte province, Philippines, on Saturday. Tropical Storm Tembin brought mudslides and flooding in southern Philippines that have killed upwards of 200 people. – EPA pic, December 25, 2017.

MALAYSIA stands ready to provide assistance and support to areas affected by Tropical Storm Tembin in southern Philippines.

Defence Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said the ministry, through the Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF), was on standby to provide humanitarian assistance to areas affected by the tropical storm that had unleashed floods and set off landslides over the past few days, specifically in the towns of Tubod and Piagapo.

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