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Story Publication logo January 9, 2023

The Baling Flood Disaster: How Deforestation Destroyed a Mountain (Chinese)


a mountain in Malaysia

Three floods in two months, 3 people died, more than 3,000 people were displaced when flood waters...

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This story was published on KiniTV in English and in Chinese.

Rising 1,801m above sea level, Gunung Inas in Kupang, Kedah is the second highest mountain in the Bintang range, Malaysia. Several villages are scattered along the northern end of the hill, including Kampung Iboi.

On July 4th, 2022, a flood that originated from Gunung Inas swept through Sungai Kupang and Kampung Iboi. It killed three and displaced more than 600 villagers. Locals said this was the most deadly flood to have happened in the area.

In this video, we investigate the origins of the issue by looking at historical data, and by visiting the site.

Video by KiniTV.

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