Monday, August 24, 2009

People Starving In Lulu's Own Country

The Star had a report on the acute food shortage inn Sarawak.
The Catholic Church here has sent out an urgent appeal to the public to help little children and adults who are facing acute food shortage in the remote Kapit Division in central Sarawak.
The food shortage in the Kapit Division has worsened and the people have sent out another appeal for immediate help.
The Miri Catholic Church, which has received urgent appeal from the folks there, is urging parishioners and the public to help these people who are living from hand to mouth every day.
You can read more of it here http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2009/8/24/nation/4577979&sec=nation
Harris took the trouble to fund out how we can help them make it through this difficult time.
From Harris, http://harismibrahim.wordpress.com/2009/08/24/how-many-anak-bangsa-malaysia-must-die-before-you-are-moved/#comment-45179
Update at 5.05pm : Just got off the phone with Father Sylvester Ding. He has provided the details for those who wish to send love to the anak-anak Bangsa Malaysia in Kapit, Sarawak.
Account holder : St Francis Centre Belaga
Bank : Maybank, Bintulu branch, Sarawak
Account No. : 011065307834
God bless all you good people.
Hopefully, whatever aid we can offer them will help them tide through the famine or at least until federal agencies step in.

Thank you,
and as Harris put it,
God bless all you good people

1 comment:

Khun Pana aka johanssm said...

This is very regrettable and the bn government is still insisting that there is no such thing as starving Penans. As Penans can eat the jungle! Penans dont eat grass they eat rice. Just like all of us here.
Penan's children requires suitable growing up food , just like the rest of our children.
But bn's minister insist that the jungle will feeds them.

It is not too difficult nor too expensive to flies in some TUDM helicopters to airdrops temporary food relief.
If dpm and umno can use TUDM's helicopters for their personal use , why not the Penans?
They are Malaysian too.