Thursday, December 11, 2008


The disaster that aggrieved residents of Bukit Antarabangsa, Ampang several days ago, has once again struck a grim reminder to all that nature should not be trampled with. Hills,trees, rivers and the many beautiful and natural things that we see around us, are our creator's gift to mankind, and it is greed in man themselves that had caused the untold disasters affecting us today.

The Bukit Antarabangsa incidence of landslide that had caused the lost of four lives, and injured several others is indeed a tragedy, where similar tragedies in the past has been ignored deliberately. Those badly affected have not only lost their loved ones, but possibly lost every possession that they have acquired during their lifetime. In this time grieve, let us all show our humane side by pledging our support to all those affected residents.

We should also praised all those involved in the rescue effort i.e. the Armed Forces, Police, Fire and Rescue Units, NGO's, individuals and many others. It is time like this that we see Malaysians at its best; devoid of political affiliations and racial differences, getting together to save others in distress.

Sadly, some politicians who visited the scene of disaster has other motives in mind. It is about projecting the party first. One particular Yang Berhormat when interviewed by the local TV station, chose to thank his party members including the women wing, for being out to help in the rescue effort. Even free taxi service for affected residents is made in the name of the party.

I read that one Yang Berhormat chose to apportion blame on the housing developers and the affected residents. Blame is certainly not what the affected residents wants to hear, and worse still coming from an elected people's representative. Can't they be saying better things? Even the former Selangor Menteri Besar tried to absorb himself from blame, and this is disgusting.

My plea to politicians is to cease this blame game. HELP is what the affected residents desperately need, and surely this is not too difficult for our elected representatives to work on.

Posted at 8.40 pm on Dec 11, 2008

1 comment:

captazhar said...

Was there, providing food & drinks to all the workers on site. Also helped distribute some food stuffs from other donors to the folks cut off at the higher grounds.

Met with an old friend, our good Dr.

But decided to call it quits by the end of our 3rd day there as the situation on the ground spiral out of control.