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Malaysia

Malaysia: October is national disaster preparedness month

18 Feb 2015, Bernama

'The month of October is chosen as it is considered a suitable time because the monsoon season usually starts around November. But we need always to be prepared as a disaster can occur any time,' said Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek...


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Top 5 Natural Disaster reported
Disaster Date Affected (no. of people)
Flood 2007 137,533
Flood 2006 100,000
Flood 1988 60,000
Storm 2004 40,000
Flood 2005 30,000
Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database
Data version: v11.08   *: Including tsunami
Data displayed does not imply national endorsement.
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