Helping Asean Friends in Need

loading Haiyan Relief Project.

What does regional disaster collaboration management entail? Penang Monthly explores this important issue, and Malaysia’s role in aiding neighbouring countries in trouble.

Over the years, Malaysia seems to have become more vulnerable to natural disasters, perhaps as a result of climate change. Extreme weather events have become common, as seen in the 2014 monsoon flooding that affected half a million people and cost the country RM2.85bil worth of damage to public infrastructure.[1] Additionally, Malaysia is located in one of the most natural disaster prone regions in the world. A total of 177,398 people were killed in 553 natural disasters recorded in Asean countries between 2005 and 2015.[2]


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