CAN GOVERNMENT HANDLE THE RECENT FLOOD?

KUALA LUMPUR, 15 March 2022: The UCSI Poll Research Centre recently released a poll result on flood incidences in Malaysia. The poll was conducted among 854 citizens in Malaysia.

The causes of recent floods were discussed in the survey. When asked if climate change is the cause of the recent flood incidences, 47% of the respondents agreed, 38% disagreed, and 15% were not sure. When asked if the cause is due to overdevelopment, 54%of the respondents agreed, 33% disagreed, and 13% were not sure. However, 51% of the respondents agreed that the recent floods are avoidable, 33% disagreed, and 15% were not sure.

In the survey, 59% of the respondents said that the government should be responsible for the recent floods. 24% of the respondents said it was the public’s responsibility, and 17% of the respondents said no one, as the flood is a natural disaster.  

Then, the survey asked for the main concerns during floods, and the results are shown below. 

The survey continued asking the respondents if they are confident with the actions of the existing government in mitigating the recent floods.  The results are shown as follows:

The main concern of the respondents is the loss of personal properties and the country’s additional expenses to aid the victims and on recovery. That may be the factor that causes the people to have less confidence in the existing government. 71% of the people disagree that the existing government has a well-established mechanism in place to alert the people before a flood occurs.

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