A man cycles through floodwaters in Batu Berendam in Malaysia’s southern coastal state of Malacca on January 3. Photo: AFP
A man cycles through floodwaters in Batu Berendam in Malaysia’s southern coastal state of Malacca on January 3. Photo: AFP
Malaysia

Malaysia braces for damaging floods in test to Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob’s approval as polls loom

  • Floods in Malaysia have become an annual phenomenon, and in Kuala Lumpur, the government is rolling out a mitigation project worth US$66 million
  • Any missteps in handling of floods could affect PM Ismail’s popularity, amid pressure to hold an election before the September 2023 deadline

A man cycles through floodwaters in Batu Berendam in Malaysia’s southern coastal state of Malacca on January 3. Photo: AFP
A man cycles through floodwaters in Batu Berendam in Malaysia’s southern coastal state of Malacca on January 3. Photo: AFP
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