"Homes have been almost entirely destroyed, people have lost their furniture, clothes, cars, everything electronic or electric," Najib said.

"Once we learn the extent of the damage, we can see what needs to be done," he added.

He said the government would also ensure all damaged schools, mosques and roads were repaired.

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Najib Razak - who has come under fire for what was seen as the government's slow response to the crisis - announced an additional 500 million ringgit (USD 143 million) assistance after touring parts of Kelantan over the weekend.

Najib also ordered all his cabinet ministers to return to work, cutting short their traditional year-end holidays to manage the flooding crisis.

The floods hit the country on December 16. The states, which got worst affected include Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang, Johor and Perak.

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