An aerial photo shows the floods in Alor Gajah, Malaysia, on January 1 following heavy rainfall the previous day. There is widespread anger in Malaysia after the failure of flood mitigation systems and a government response seen as inept. Photo: DPA
An aerial photo shows the floods in Alor Gajah, Malaysia, on January 1 following heavy rainfall the previous day. There is widespread anger in Malaysia after the failure of flood mitigation systems and a government response seen as inept. Photo: DPA
Chee Yik-wai
Opinion

Opinion

Chee Yik-wai

Malaysia floods are Asia’s latest sign to act on climate change

  • Asia is projected to be hit particularly hard as the effects of climate change take hold, with trillions in economic activity at risk
  • The Dutch experience is one all countries can learn from as they rush to deal with rising waters and flooding

An aerial photo shows the floods in Alor Gajah, Malaysia, on January 1 following heavy rainfall the previous day. There is widespread anger in Malaysia after the failure of flood mitigation systems and a government response seen as inept. Photo: DPA
An aerial photo shows the floods in Alor Gajah, Malaysia, on January 1 following heavy rainfall the previous day. There is widespread anger in Malaysia after the failure of flood mitigation systems and a government response seen as inept. Photo: DPA
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