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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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Aftermath Of Storms Hit Malaysia

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Since mid-December, floods and landslides caused by heavy rainfall have been affecting Malaysia, with an important impact on the local population.

According to media reports, up to 50 people have died (of which 25 in Selangor, 21 in Pahang and four in Kelantan) and two others are missing.

As of 3 January, the Malaysia National Disaster Management Agency (NADMA) confirms that the States of Kelantan, Terengganu, Selangor, Pahang, Johor, Malacca, Negeri Sembilan and Sabah are still affected by floods, with 14,459 individuals taking shelter at 191 evacuation centres.

On 3-4 January, moderate to heavy rainfall is forecast for Peninsular Malaysia, including the already affected  Kelantan, Terengganu, Selangor, Pahang, Negeri Sembilan, Malacca, and Johor. 

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Humanitarian Impact
  14,459
      Affected Persons
  14,459
        Displaced Persons
  50
        Deaths

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

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