Malaysia

Surprise' Malaysian flood highlights climate crisis - how can we reduce the risk?

120,000 people were displaced by recent severe flooding across Malaysia. Image: Reuters/Hasnoor Hussain

Michael Taylor

Asia correspondent and sub-editor, Thomson Reuters Foundation

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Elizabeth Chong and her mother outside the flood-hit family home in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Elizabeth Chong and her mother outside the flood-hit family home in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Image: Thomson Reuters Foundation/Michael Taylor
Destruction caused by floods to Elizabeth Chong's family home in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Destruction caused by floods to Elizabeth Chong's family home in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Image: Thomson Reuters Foundation/Elizabeth Chong

Graph showing primary forest loss in Malaysian states, 2001-2020
Nearly 1/5 of primary forest has been lost since 2002. Image: Global Forest Watch
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