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Lau_utlang
22-01-2010, 03:34 PM
A terrible disaster happened in Haiti and our Mercy Malaysia says they have no . funds to go and help. And can only coordinate fund raising. Our Govt is muted in this as well. Wonder why. Could it be because the people there are darker or/and wrong religion? Notice the glaring absence of the rich and powerful Persian states in providing aid as well?

Meanwhile, the Isrealis were the 1st to arrive with its doctors and emergency professionals. (they were also the 1st to arrive in Acheh in the 2004 Tsumnami) No news on this in our papers though. And our Tun M says the Holocust failed to provide the final solutiion.

Malaysia O Malaysia, where art thou.

Sentinel
22-01-2010, 03:39 PM
There are so many hippocrasies in this country and many of us just shake our head and keep silent.

Since you mention the Israelis rescue team and Aceh, one question to you, would this same team be given the permission to work here if a disaster hits Malaysia? I think not. Even when we are already hit by a disaster and half dead, we still want to play politics, that Bolehland for you!

What we have are immatured leaders with a very narrow minded way of thinking...

jan tomaswaki
22-01-2010, 03:47 PM
Did you know that alot of things are made in Israel ,like a type of seasalt for aquariams fishes and sharon persimmons . :D

Sentinel
22-01-2010, 03:50 PM
Did you know that alot of things are made in Israel ,like a type of seasalt for aquariams fishes and sharon persimmons . :DMany years ago, the IGP then Tun Haniff Omar was pictured with a fully automatic machine gun in his hand standing behind a car looking up at a building... I think it was the AIA Building in Jalan Ampang which was already taken over by the Japanese Red Army terrorists.

I thought that the machine gun was an Israeli-made Uzi too...

AllUrban
22-01-2010, 05:52 PM
Many years ago, the IGP then Tun Haniff Omar was pictured with a fully automatic machine gun in his hand standing behind a car looking up at a building... I think it was the AIA Building in Jalan Ampang which was already taken over by the Japanese Red Army terrorists.

I thought that the machine gun was an Israeli-made Uzi too... wow that sounds like an interesting story. When did this happen? Any description, links?

Cheers, m

AllUrban
22-01-2010, 06:01 PM
A terrible disaster happened in Haiti and our Mercy Malaysia says they have no . funds to go and help. And can only coordinate fund raising. Our Govt is muted in this as well. Wonder why. Could it be because the people there are darker or/and wrong religion? Notice the glaring absence of the rich and powerful Persian states in providing aid as well?

Meanwhile, the Isrealis were the 1st to arrive with its doctors and emergency professionals. (they were also the 1st to arrive in Acheh in the 2004 Tsumnami) No news on this in our papers though. And our Tun M says the Holocust failed to provide the final solutiion.

Malaysia O Malaysia, where art thou.But the IRCS (Red Crescent) and others are coordinating aid...

So why worry so much. Instead, how about organizing a collection and raising money, then sending it to IRCS!

Cheers, m

Jey
22-01-2010, 06:16 PM
The brand Levi's Jeans is originated from Israel. You see many anti-Israelis proudly wearing them in this country :D

geordie
22-01-2010, 08:29 PM
And Marks & Spencer's founders are Jewish ..... :D

Sentinel
22-01-2010, 08:51 PM
wow that sounds like an interesting story. When did this happen? Any description, links?

Cheers, mIt was a true story - the JRA did take the American Embassy at AIA Building. They also captured one of the biggest oil refinery complex in the region ie the Pulau Bukom complex in Singapore....

kuma
22-01-2010, 10:25 PM
It was a true story - the JRA did take the American Embassy at AIA Building. They also captured one of the biggest oil refinery complex in the region ie the Pulau Bukom complex in Singapore....

Yes, the story is true and I remember it because the old AIA building was a place I used to frequent when in KL as it was the only 'hot dogs & burgers' joint in KL back then. A&W was located there and having a coney dog with root beer on tap was a big thing :D Ah! How times have changed :)

50 were taken hostages...Read the story here >Star (http://thestar.com.my/metro/story.asp?sec=central&file=/2009/5/7/central/3824922)

jan tomaswaki
23-01-2010, 07:27 AM
The brand Levi's Jeans is originated from Israel. You see many anti-Israelis proudly wearing them in this country :D
I thought Levi's was made during the Gold Rush in San Francisco,how come from Israel? :confused:

Jey
23-01-2010, 08:23 AM
Yeah, the company was in fact started in San Francisco. But it was started by a Jew who migrated to the US. Even though the Jews were scattered all over Europe, they all originated from Israel.

cskok8
23-01-2010, 11:21 AM
Yeah, the company was in fact started in San Francisco. But it was started by a Jew who migrated to the US. Even though the Jews were scattered all over Europe, they all originated from Israel.

What do you mean originated from Israel? The Jews have been migrating everywhere before the state of Israel ever existed. Or do you mean they all come from the area that is now Israel many thousands of years ago?

Jey
23-01-2010, 11:41 AM
Or do you mean they all come from the area that is now Israel many thousands of years ago?

yes, unless they jumped out of the sky and got scattered everywhere, they had to originate from someplace.

Well if its too much confusion, then I will just say that Levi's was created by a Jew. Or in other words, originated by a Jew. :p

Jey
23-01-2010, 11:51 AM
A terrible disaster happened in Haiti and our Mercy Malaysia says they have no . funds to go and help. And can only coordinate fund raising. Our Govt is muted in this as well. Wonder why. Could it be because the people there are darker or/and wrong religion? Notice the glaring absence of the rich and powerful Persian states in providing aid as well?

If the same thing were to occur in Palestine or Iraq, Mercy Malaysia will be the first to arrive there and BIG FUND raising will be launched everywhere and the crisis would have received front page coverage in all MSM.
No prizes for guessing why... :eek:

Sentinel
23-01-2010, 05:04 PM
Yes, the story is true and I remember it because the old AIA building was a place I used to frequent when in KL as it was the only 'hot dogs & burgers' joint in KL back then. A&W was located there and having a coney dog with root beer on tap was a big thing :D Ah! How times have changed :)

50 were taken hostages...Read the story here >Star (http://thestar.com.my/metro/story.asp?sec=central&file=/2009/5/7/central/3824922)
And Coney Dogs were only RM1 on Tuesdays, right? Wow.... :D

AllUrban
25-01-2010, 11:31 AM
If the same thing were to occur in Palestine or Iraq, Mercy Malaysia will be the first to arrive there and BIG FUND raising will be launched everywhere and the crisis would have received front page coverage in all MSM.
No prizes for guessing why... :eek:why ask why? If you really want to help you can still donate to MSF (Doctor's Without Borders), the International Red Crescent Society (IRCS) ... or the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) if you prefer.

Cheers, m

Sentinel
25-01-2010, 11:35 AM
why ask why? If you really want to help you can still donate to MSF (Doctor's Without Borders), the International Red Crescent Society (IRCS) ... or the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) if you prefer.

Cheers, mOf course we have to ask why, we are Malaysians and we are taxpayers too. Why are these NGOs and government agencies always biased towards a certain religion / countries in their humanity efforts?

AllUrban
25-01-2010, 12:30 PM
Of course we have to ask why, we are Malaysians and we are taxpayers too. Why are these NGOs and government agencies always biased towards a certain religion / countries in their humanity efforts?Well, cannot speak for Mercy Malaysia but IRCS and ICRC are international.

One big fundraiser for Haiti is the Islamic Society of North America...among others...

Maybe the location & resources really is a factor? Haiti is on the other side of the world and perhaps Mercy Malaysia doesnt have the resources given the disasters that have happened in this part of the world (Philippines volcano & typhoon, Medan quake in Indonesia, typhoon in Myanmar) recently.

No excuses tho...my point is, we can (and should) question Mercy in the media for their lack of compassion but at the same time, we must donate the money to the organizations that do have compassion.

Even though it has been almost 2 weeks now since the earthquake, they are still digging people out alive!

Imagine the inner strength they must have to survive that kind of an ordeal. In the face of that, how hard is it for us to write a letter or send a cheque or deposit money in an account?

Cheers, m