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 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)
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 Bags, Uniform, Books, Stationaries and Bicycles.