Landslide Hazards: Household Vulnerability, Resilience and Coping in Malaysia

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Landslide is one of the common hazards occurring globally and Malaysia is not spared as well. Over the past four decades, Malaysia has played host to a number of landslide incidents, resulting in significant loss of lives and damage to property. The magnitude of landslide destruction is quite high in Malaysia. A survey has been carried out on 143 respondents in selected areas. This paper presents the findings on how Malaysians react towards landslide incidents, who their landslide informer are and to whom they preferred to disseminate information on landslide incidents. The result from this study indicates that the majority of the respondents agree that factors such as education and proper land use are important to mitigate landslide incidences. Additionally, the respondents also agree that they will take action if landslide occurs in the future. Most of the respondents agree that they preferred information from landslide expert. However, majority of the respondents indicates that they have less trust towards the media’s landslide information and are also reluctant to disseminate landslide information to the media. Therefore, a further research on media, public and landslide issues in Malaysia should be conducted in the future.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Education and Human Development
Issue number3
Pages (from-to) 149-155
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2014