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‘Weather system may be illegal’


Weather woes: A car seen submerged on an inundated street in George Town after heavy rain during the recent floods. — Bernama

Weather woes: A car seen submerged on an inundated street in George Town after heavy rain during the recent floods. — Bernama

PETALING JAYA: Penang’s move to set up an independent weather alert system is feasible, but has serious legal implications, says a climate expert.

Universiti Malaya’s Prof Datuk Dr Azizan Abu Samah said that meteo­rological services in the region, such as those in Vietnam, the Philippines and Thailand, track weather systems that move across the boundaries of countries.

   

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