Learning and adaptation of disaster management and housing provision: The Malaysian experience

Roosli, Ruhizal and O'Keefe, Phil (2012) Learning and adaptation of disaster management and housing provision: The Malaysian experience. Australian Journal of Emergency Management, 27 (3). pp. 20-26. ISSN 1324 1540

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Abstract

This article reviews the literature on aspects of the 'Policy and Mechanism on National Disaster and Relief Management' in Malaysia. The review focuses on the evolution and transformation of disaster planning, particularly regarding land management according to the 'level and complexity' of a disaster. As a social regime, the Malaysian Government not only formulates a complete framework of disaster planning, it also has a mandate to ensure the plan works throughout the whole cycle of disaster management. To ensure efficiency in disaster management, it is essential to develop close liaisons between the bodies responsible for recovery and those concerned with disaster management. Disaster managers can develop strategies, including awarenessraising and capacity-building, by using the lessons learnt from previous disasters. These strategies can in turn enhance Malaysia's current legislation and ensure that disaster risk reduction is a national and local priority with a strong institutional basis for implementation.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: F800 Physical and Terrestrial Geographical and Environmental Sciences
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Geography and Environmental Sciences
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2015 09:56
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:16
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/20760

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