Helping Asean Friends in Need

By Lee Khiam Jin

March 2017 FEATURE
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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...

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Lee Khiam Jin

A former officer of the UN and ASEAN intergovernmental body, with a focus on tackling all matters related to disasters. He earned his PhD on emergency management from New Zealand in 2020.


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