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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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Northeast Monsoon have caused a series of floods and landslides in several states. As of 19 December 2022, a total of 81 flooded areas and 15 landslides, and 5 roads and 3 bridges in 20 districts in 5 states (Johor, Kelantan, Pahang, Perak, Terengganu) with a total of 8,201 families/28,686 persons displaced in 308 evacuation centres.

As of 18 December 2022, 94 people were affected by landslide on 16 December 2022 at the campsite in Batang Kali, Hulu Selangor, Selangor State. 61 persons were rescued alive, 24 found dead, 9 persons still missing.

The Department of Irrigation and Drainage (JPS) warned that several areas in the districts of Kuala Terengganu, Besut, Setiu, Hulu Terengganu, Dungun and Kemaman were expected to be hit by floods starting from 19 December 2022. The current monsoon is expected to last until 24 December 2022, potentially bringing strong winds, big waves and persistent rainfall in the northern and east coast states.

Search and rescue and evacuation operations are ongoing. The government identified flood hotspots nationwide. 

UPDATE:

  • In Peninsular Malaysia, following widespread floods that are hitting the states of Johor, Kelantan, Pahang, Perak, and Terengganu, the number of fatalities reached five people. More than 63,000 people have been displaced and most of them were evacuated in 458 evacuation centres (ASEAN Disaster Information Network - ADINet).
  • For the next 24 hours, moderate rain is expected over southern Thailand while heavy, very heavy rainfall is forecast across north-eastern Malaysia.
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Humanitarian Impact
  63,000
      Affected Persons
8,201
        Families
  63,000
        Displaced Persons
  24
        Deaths

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

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