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Malaysia's Water Shortage is a Natural and Man-Made Disaster

Written by Mong Palatino On 23 March 2014 @ 5:31 am | 3 Comments

In Development, East Asia, Economics & Business, English, Environment, Governance, Malaysia, Quick Reads

Water shortage has been reported in Selangor, Johor, Negri Sembilan, and Kedah in Malaysia. The Sin Chew Daily explains the cause [1] of the problem:

…the drought and water shortage in the Peninsula are both natural and human-induced disasters. The government as well as the people have an inescapable responsibility.

Over-emphasising development while ignoring environmental protection has led to such man-made disasters while exposing the weakness of improper management. With proper management, floods could actually be reduced and water shortages could be avoided.


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[1] cause: http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/sideviews/article/the-last-drop-of-water-sin-chew-daily

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