Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Lulu Doesn't Trust The Government Agencies and Other Greedy Buggers To Distribute The Flood Aid

year after year, they do it.
Lulu posted something like this a year ago.
now, 366 days later, Lulu makes the same plea, Lulu Encourages You To Help The Flood Victims but please be wise on who you want to channel the money through.

A little bird posted on RPK's site that UMNO Pahang in large-scale stealing of flood relief aid?
In Temerloh, two trailers full of rice went missing three days ago. The two trailers were despatched from the Bilik Gerakan Banjir or Flood Relief Operations Centre which is manned and run entirely by 'volunteers' who are from the UMNO Bahagian Temerloh. Rice wholesalers in Temerloh informed our staffers that some people came by later and offered to sell them a lorry load of rice at 'half price'.

In another estate area with almost 600 Indian flood victims, the UMNO 'volunteers' delivered just one sack of rice to be shared by 600 Indian estate workers and their children. The sack of rice was left at a flood relief centre located in a Tamil primary school near the estate. Then the estate workers were asked to initial a list acknowledging that they had received a complete set of flood supplies (rice, oil, canned food, sugar, salt, bottled water and blankets). Obviously the remaining supplies had been hijacked by the UMNO 'volunteers' and sold off for cash elsewhere.

In other places the aid was given to UMNO members only. Other Malays, especially known Pas supporters, were denied aid. These stories are not being made up. They are first hand reports from Pahang that were told to us by flood relief workers themselves.

Please read on here for details on the modus operandi.

Stealing is bad, but to steal from people in need, in desparation, that is truly, truly evil.
These greedy buggers have no compassion for people who are suffering.
no conscience
no fear of God in them.

if you want to give, Capt (R) Azhar Lin 0162319750 left a comment on Rocky's post
Now, a few members have completed some ground surveys to look into the situation at hand but we are working to build up the supplies now, all by word of mouth and via smses so far. MRCS is planning some relief supplies deliveries that may involve us again as I have contacted some MRCS officers on the ground to inform them of our readiness to assist.
One collection centre is situated in
Wisma WIM, 7, Jln Hj Abang Openg, Taman Tun Dr Ismail.
(Contact : Mr Song @ 012 3988907)
As with last year, we're collecting foodstuff (non-perishable at this point of time) and other goods (baby diapers, clean clothings etc)
No cash (Please forward your cash donations to the MRCS, Jalan Ampang)

Use that channel if you want to give. Lulu trusts them more

suggestions on things to give (recycled from last year's list)
Perishable Food
Rice, Instant Noodle and Milk - Infant Formula and Adult, Can FoodChicken/Mutton/Beef, Vegetables, Sardines, Sugar, Coffee/Tea (Dust), Biscuits, Salt, Cooking Oil, Mineral Water
Non Perishable Food
Sanitary Pads, Pampers, Toothpaste, Toothbrush, Towels, Soap, Detergent, Dettol, Slippers, Rubbish Bag
Metronidazole, C.Penicillin, Ciprofloxacin, Anti-emetic - Metaclopramide, Antidiarrhoeal - Lomotil, Paracetomol tablets/suppository, Voltaran suppository and Antibiotic eye drops.
School Items
School Bags, Uniform, Books, Stationaries and Bicycles.

God bless!


wits0 said...

Already as it is, there're already bad feedback regarding some organized charities and now this sort of reports.....!

carboncopy said...

Last year, we have money for rescue, and selling of food aid to flood victims.

This year, robbery of food aid.


Anonymous said...

umno obviously learned this robber tactics from Sri Lanka, where international aid for tsunami victims were denied to the tamils

BloggerKaki said...

Take photograph/video and report to police laa.... Then tell the world . Otherwise this is mere heresay

Anonymous said...

Isn't it a coincidence that the head of Umno Pahang is...yes! Mr C4 himself!

thinking said...

Hi Lulu,

I agree, people should always seek to verify where their donations go to and how they are distributed. If what was described is true, then those responsible must be quickly brought to justice so that those in need will get the aid they desperately require.

Having said that, we who feel outraged also need to be careful about how we respond to these allegations. As far as I can tell, only one account of it has appeared online, and that is the anonymous account on Malaysia Today. Other independent postings have yet to appear.

I am reproducing the reply I posted earlier on Zorro's blog (which as of yet, has not been approved so it's currently not displayed):

If this story is true, I am as disgusted as everyone else. But as it is, no one else has stepped forward to verify this alleged first-person account. Until more substantial evidence surfaces, I choose to reserve my judgment. As much as some of us are upset over some of this government's policies, let us not accuse them falsely or else our anger and demands for justice cannot be justified. If such outright cheating and robbery of the flood victims is rampant and an open secret, surely at least one other person can support these allegations with evidence? Now is the time to stand up and speak.

wits0 said...

Heck! It isn't a comfort if this is confirmed. It is(in fact)very much better if it's not so but being Bolehland where there's no smoke without fire and where rumours can usually be true because of obfuscating misinformation, the justifiable disquiet is already upon us.

Anonymous said...

doesnt surprise me a bit though "thinking said" has a valid point about over-reaction to unsubstantiated allegations. hey, its the culture within the decadent party. the top steals big time via large and overinflated contracts (such as Port Klang Free Trade Zone)and commissions on arms purchases ( submarines and fighter planes). monkey see monkey do, isnt it?