Malaysia’s floods expose depth of government’s inability to handle climate change

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For decades, Peninsular Malaysia’s east coast has had more than its fair share of floods during the November to February monsoon season.But as the country now counts the cost of the latest flooding – described by officials as a “once-in-a-century” disaster – victims, observers and climate activists say no other recent natural disaster has exposed just how unprepared it is in tackling climate change.Some degree of damage was expected from the flooding, but a record death toll of at least 54, as…
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