Malaysia is well known as a tropical paradise for it had been protected from natural disasters such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, typhoons, and others.
However, local natural disasters and weather experts are of the opinion that this is no longer the case and had warned people of more frequent natural disasters in the coming days.
Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Special Duties), Datuk Dr. Abd. Latiff Ahmad said he had held an engagement session with a group of experts to discuss the matter.
According to the experts, these disasters have been predicted to also affect areas that may be considered unexpected.
“We are unlikely to enjoy a peaceful atmosphere from natural disasters in the future. If in the past, natural disasters may have happened once in a while, but now they are more frequent and also hit areas that were not likely to be affected,” he said.
For example, he shared that no one could imagine that Jelebu, Negeri Sembilan, which is thought to be a dry district, could be hit with extraordinary floods.
In addition, there were 121 incidents of landslides being reported since the massive downpour hit the country.
Since the massive floods, Abd. Latiff said he has received various suggestions, feedback, and the necessary improvements from the experts, to be submitted to the cabinet.
With this, Malaysians are advised to prepare themselves to brave whatever situation that might happen in the future and stay safe during these difficult times.
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