Thousands of commuters going back to their hometowns for the Chinese New Year holidays were hampered by floods on trunk roads and a section of the North-South Expressway.
Floods and landslides also forced Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM) to cancel several train services to the east and south.
A KTM statement said that among the affected services were Ekspress Rakyat connecting KL Sentral and Singapore, and Ekspress Sinaran Timur connecting Kuala Lipis and Singapore.
The worst-hit state was Johor, which saw 42,300 people from Segamat, Muar, Kota Tinggi, Kluang and Ledang evacuated. Another 1,921 people were evacuated in Negeri Sembilan. -- THE STAR/ANN, REUTERS, BERNAMA