PM warns of more natural disasters, orders review of relief systems
KUALA LUMPUR (Dec 15, 2013): The prime minister wants the federal and state governments to review disaster relief systems and procedures in the face of climate change that may herald more natural catastrophes in the country.
Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak said Malaysia should be better equipped to face greater challenges brought about by global climate change.
He said the recent extreme floods in several places and the mud flood which struck Cameron Highlands last October were strong indicators of the climate change facing the planet.
“There will be more natural disasters and they will worsen. It is critical that the federal and state governments perform a thorough re-evaluation of the systems and procedures in place to mitigate floods and other natural disasters,” he said in his blog today.
Najib said the review should include rescue and relief efforts, temporary re-location of victims, dissemination of information and disaster warnings, as well as efforts to rehabilitate affected areas and resume normal economic activities.
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