Multi-Agency Collaboration in Flood Disaster Management in Sarawak, Malaysia
Noralfishah Sulaiman1, Teo Wei She2, Terrence Fernando3, Shiau Wei Chan4, Ahmad Farhan Roslan5, Siti Kursiah Kamalia Abdul Latib6
1Noralfishah Sulaiman, Department of Technology Management & Business, University Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Johor, Malaysia.
2Teo Wei She, Department of Technology Management & Business, University Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Johor, Malaysia.
3Terrence Fernando, Think Lab, University of Salford, United Kingdom.
4Shiau Wei Chan, Department of Technology Management & Business, University Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Johor, Malaysia.
5Ahmad Farhan Roslan, Construction Research Institute of Malaysia.
6Siti Kursiah Kamalia Abdul Latib, Department of Technology Management & Business, University Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Johor, Malaysia.
Manuscript received on 18 June 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 25 June 2019 | Manuscript Published on 19 June 2019 | PP: 411-419 | Volume-8 Issue-8S June 2019 | Retrieval Number: H10710688S19/19©BEIESP
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Abstract: In reducing the impact of current and future disasters so as to form a resilient future, disaster management deserves highest priority and plays a vital role in managing the risk of disaster. However, it cannot be addressed or undertaken by the government alone. It requires a strong supporting multi-agency collaboration to undertake various types of tasks at various stages of the disaster management cycle which has been mentioned as a key point of professionalism in disaster management activities. To accomplish a successful multi-agency coordination in Sarawak flood disaster management, collaboration among the relevant agencies plays a vital role for aim to reduce or avoid the potential losses from hazards, assure speedy and appropriate assistance to the victims of disaster as well as achieve rapid and effective recovery. Therefore, this paper reviews the concept of collaboration and collaboration of relevant agencies in disaster management through a case study in Sarawak, Malaysia. This paper is prepared by conducting a series of literature review in order to establish a foundation for a new insight of contribution to knowledge. Content analysis, a pure qualitative method is used to identify related agencies with disaster management in the state of Sarawak, Malaysia. The content analysis was conducted by reviewing content of 39 related agencies from Sarawak. It is envisaged that the findings of this study could be clinically useful for building a successful multi-agency coordination in Sarawak, Malaysia disaster management.
Keywords: Multi-Agency, Collaboration in Flood, Management in Sarawak.
Scope of the Article: Information Ecology and Knowledge Management