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Malaysia is a Southeast Asian country occupying parts of the Malay Peninsula and the island of Borneo. It's known for its beaches, rainforests and mix of Malay, Chinese, Indian and European cultural influences. The capital, Kuala Lumpur, is home to colonial buildings, busy shopping districts such as Bukit Bintang and skyscrapers such as the iconic, 451m-tall Petronas Twin Towers. ― Google

Capital: Kuala Lumpur

Dialing code: +60

Currency: Malaysian ringgit

Population: 32.37 million (2020) World Bank

Prime minister: Ismail Sabri Yaakob

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Heavy rainfall has been affecting northern Peninsular Malaysia (in particular the Kedah State) since 4 July, causing floods, flash floods and rivers overflow (particularly the Ketil River) that have resulted in casualties and damage.

The ASEAN Disaster Information Network (ADINet) and media report, as of 6 July, three fatalities and more than 1,400 evacuated people to a number of emergency accommodations across the Baling District (eastern Kedah State). In addition, same sources also report six destroyed houses and over 70 damaged houses in the same District.

Over the next 48 hours, moderate rainfall is forecast over the northern Peninsular Malaysia.

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Humanitarian Impact
  1,400
      Affected Persons
    70
          Damaged Homes

OCHA coordinates the global emergency response to save lives and protect people in humanitarian crises.

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