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Malaysia PM cuts short US trip due to floods

Najib Razak has come under fire for going on holidays while his country faces most devastating floods in decades. At least five states in Malaysia have been hit by the country’s worst floods in decades, leaving at least five dead, including a child, and more than 100,000 displaced. The disaster has prompted Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak to cut short his US vacation on Friday in order to deal with his country’s crisis.

Authorities have evacuated numerous villages and towns in five provinces that were inundated following unusually strong torrential rains. More than 105,000 people have sought shelter in schools, community halls and other relief centres, according to flood monitoring centres. Read the full story here.

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