The Associate press described the activities for human relief in affected area by tsunami as:
Humanitarian agencies began what the United Nations said would become the biggest relief effort the world has ever seen.
this is bigger than 911.. the effects are slowly creeping in..
house prices in Penang beach area would be lowered indefinitely.. insurance coverages would be hastened up, means good news for insurance agent while island country such as Singapore, Australia and etc. would also faced pressured to get ready for similiar disaster. I think government would be wised on their spending as allocation for disaster relief. In other words, Singapore would become a less preferred place to live in compared to Johor.
but thanks to Sumatra really..unless a similiar eruption happened in the South China Sea, East-Peninsula Malaysia will be the worst hit compare to any other countries. Selangor is still a pretty safe place to be in unless erruptions occured at Stait of Melaka.