Muhyiddin: Malaysia to study Japanese model for dealing with disasters

The Star, 16 Mar 2015

 

TOKYO: Malaysia will conduct an in depth-study of the Japanese governance structure in dealing with natural disasters, said Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin (pic).

The Deputy Prime Minister said the study would be conducted to gauge whether such a model was feasible for Malaysia.

“In Japan, there is no specific agency that deals with disaster management.

“Instead they have a specific law that enables a special council to manage disasters before, during and after it occurs,” he told a press conference during the conclusion of his working visit to Japan on Monday.

He added that top officials would be sent to Japan to study their model and methods implemented in dealing with disasters.

“They (the Japanese) mostly dealt with earthquakes but they also dealt with floods.

“There are some mitigation efforts that we can learn from,” he said.

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