The death toll rose to 21 across the northeast.
The heavy seasonal rains and strong winds have affected most parts of Malaysia since mid-December 2014 and are expected to continue until early January 2015. The rains caused severe flooding in the East Coast – Terengganu, Pahang, and Kelantan states. More than 160,000 people have been evacuated since the onset of the flooding and at least 10 people were confirmed dead.
Bangkok Post 2014/12/18
A total of 3,930 people have fled their homes in several areas of Kelantan due to flooding caused by two days of heavy rains. In the adjacent state of Terengganu, 4,209 people fled to evacuation centres.