Staying Prepared For natural disasters

By Lee Khiam Jin

November 2013 FEATURE
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The National Security Council is now 42 years old. However, its contributions to national security, public safety and natural disaster management go unnoticed.After the May 13 riots in 1969, the National Operations Council was formed to restore law and order. It was disbanded when Parliament was restored in 1971. However, the Cabinet decided that it was still necessary for a body to look after the safety of Malaysians. Thus, the National Security Council (NSC) was born in July that same...

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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.