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Educating Public about How They Should Prepare for Tsunami

Ms. Azis Mazni
Assistant Director, Geophysics & Tsunami Division, Malaysian Meteorological Department


  • Course Title: Tsunami Disaster Mitigation 2010, Region Focused Training
  • Implementing Partner: Building Research Institute
  • Organizer: Tsukuba International Center (JICA TSUKUBA)


I am a meteorologist at Geophysics and Tsunami Division of Malaysian Meteorological Department. I am responsible for monitoring and operating the whole system and network of Malaysian National Tsunami Warning System (MNTEWS). I am also involved in public awareness campaign against tsunami disaster.

After 2004 Sumatra Earthquake and tsunami, Malaysian government established early warning system. However, there is a lack of experts in seismology and tsunami. That is why I want to learn Japan's advanced technology relating to this sector.

In Japan, I could learn disaster management policy including tsunami mechanism and tsunami hazard map. The lecturers taught us very sincerely. I could ask questions to the lecturers through e-mail even after the lectures.

From experiences in March 11 and Tohoku study trip, I strongly realized that I should share these experiences with public and educate them about how they should deal with such a terrible situation. I will continue to work hard to mitigate tsunami disaster by utilizing knowledge and technology learned in Japan.

January 4, 2012


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