The flood crisis has bottomed out. However, as flooding begins to subside, everyone and every organisation in the society cannot afford to forget and leave the bitter past behind.
All of us need to learn a lesson from the worst flood in decades.
Just like what I emphasised in my last article, I would like to remind all parties about the need to develop emergency preparedness. Preparations must be made to deal with all forms of threats, not just floods. The authorities’ rush to focus on just water management alone will not be enough to save the country from future crises.
To date, it seems relevant authorities have just focused on day-to-day operations and daily press releases. Perhaps, the government is too busy to think ahead or perhaps it just has too little knowledge to really plan for the future.