The Prime Minister will also meet people affected by the flooding and discuss new measures to support those who have been displaced.
A government spokesperson said:
“The Prime Minister has decided to return from the United States to oversee the emergency response to the floods, and will land in Kelantan on Saturday.
“During his time abroad, the Prime Minister received daily updates on the situation, and spoke to the Deputy Prime Minister to instruct the National Disaster Management and Relief Committee to step up their efforts to assist those affected by the floods.
“Following recent reports that the situation had continued to worsen, the Prime Minister felt it was necessary to return to personally oversee the response.”
The Prime Minister said:
“I am deeply concerned by the floods. I feel for the people who have lost their homes, and the families who have lost loved ones.
“While I have been away, I have been in constant contact with the National Security Council and the National Disaster Management and Relief Committee, who have assured me that they are doing everything they can to help those who have been affected. But I want to see the situation for myself and be with the people.”