IJSSH 2015 Vol.5(4): 398-402 ISSN: 2010-3646
DOI: 10.7763/IJSSH.2015.V5.488

Flood Disaster Management in Malaysia: An Evaluation of the Effectiveness Flood Delivery System

Mohamad Sukeri Bin Khalid and Shazwani Binti Shafiai
Abstract—This paper describes the issues relating to the role of the delivery system provided by the government to the flood victims in Malaysia, pre-disaster, during and post-disaster caused by flooding. Presently, the delivery system in flood management was predominantly an official strategy based on a technology centered approach emphasizing the application of new technologies in flood control, forecasting, warning and evacuation systems. In Malaysia, the National Security Council (MKN) has responsibility for controlling the national disaster management system and this organisation will provide an effective relief machinery for recovery following flooding disaster. Further to that, this paper will attempt to describe the type of flood delivery system that has been used in Malaysia and to draw comparisons with delivery systems in other countries.

Index Terms—Flood management approach in Malaysia, flood delivery system.

Mohamad Sukeri Bin Khalid and Shazwani Binti Shafiai are with the School of Law, Government and International Studies, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia (e-mail: sukeri@uum.edu.my, shazwani.shafiee@yahoo.com).

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Cite: Mohamad Sukeri Bin Khalid and Shazwani Binti Shafiai, " Flood Disaster Management in Malaysia: An Evaluation of the Effectiveness Flood Delivery System," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 5, no. 4, pp. 398-402, 2015.

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