No Vietnamese workers are reported to be affected in the flood-hit states of Malaysia’s north-eastern part, according to the Vietnamese Embassy in the Southeast Asian nation.

The deluge, which is sweeping through Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang, Perak, Keda, Perlis, Selangor, and Johor states, has claimed at least eight lives. Kelantan was the hardest hit with more than 81,000 victims forced to evacuate, the Malaysian meteorological department reported.

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has requested more rescue efforts and called on financial organisations and capital management agencies to consider the debt payment schedule for borrowers to reduce the burden on flood victims.-VNA