Our government thinks that the nation's success is measured by the tall buildings we build, our ability to pay someone to go to space, having the longest jalur gemilang on the great wall of china, having the longest pizza, a personal luxury jet for the prime minister, that kind of thing.
Lulu thinks the measure of a nation's success is how they treat the poor, irregardless whether they are our citizens or not. all are made in the image of God, all belong to this big-big race known as the human race.
and in this aspect, we have failed greatly.
Tenaganita has documented the cycle of arrest, detention and deportation that the Burmese refugees in Malaysia experience into a book.The book will be launched tomorrow Saturday, September 27th 2008, from 5.00 - 7.30 p.m., at Mandarin Court Hotel [not the mahal-mahal Mandarin Oriental], Kuala Lumpur. map
Do go especially if you are interested in the refugee plight, or if you want to know more, or want to bring friends to enlighten them.
btw, Lulu would not be surprised if the Home Ministry led by the so-no-steam Syed Hamid will go into denial mode, condemn the book and ban it. So, if you wanna read it, quickly-quickly go buy it.