Evolution of disaster planning and housing in Malaysia: A reviews

Roosli, Ruhizal, O'Keefe, Phil and Mydin, Azree (2013) Evolution of disaster planning and housing in Malaysia: A reviews. World Applied Sciences Journal, 21 (7). pp. 945-959. ISSN 1818 4952

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Abstract

This article reviews the literature concerning studies of international and national disaster planning and housing in Malaysia. Focus of argument centered to the very classic evolution of disaster planning transformation from the notion of disaster represented as natural event to act of social phenomena that emphasis comes to be on internal rather than external factors. Government as a social regime not only formulates a complete framework of disaster planning but also has to make sure the plan works throughout the whole cycle of disaster management. It is essential to ensure close liaison between the bodies responsible for recovery and that concerned with disaster management. Learning can be used to develop a strategy and actions that include awareness raising and capacity building for enhancing enforcement of current legislation in order to ensure that disaster risk reduction is a national and local priority with a strong institutional basis for implementation.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Disaster management, disaster planning, emergency housing, MNSC Directive 20
Subjects: F800 Physical and Terrestrial Geographical and Environmental Sciences
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Geography and Environmental Sciences
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2015 16:47
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:11
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/20756

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