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usj19
12-11-2013, 12:13 PM
I just donated... please donate to UNICEF ~
https://www.unicef.my/donations/helpunicef

(Donations of RM 50 and above are tax exempt under Section 44(6) of the Income Tax Act 1967.)

https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/1455005_547777581968762_1274430589_n.jpg

And this article says donate MONEY better. Of course, there are people who argue otherwise, it's your own choice, just sharing info... just make sure you do something instead of just argue and argue.... (like what's happening here --->https://forum.lowyat.net/topic/3027695)

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_pol...y_donation.html


"There is one simple way that people who want to help can help. Donate money—not teddy bears, not old shoes, not breast milk. Give money to organizations that have worked in the affected areas before the storm—they will be more likely to know and be able to navigate the local context and may be able to respond faster, as it won’t take them time to set up. Give money to agencies that are able to articulate what the actual needs are and transparently tell you how they are responding. Give money to agencies that are procuring items locally to help the rebuild the economy. Give money to agencies that are working with the government to ensure that their response is aligned with the national response."

usj19
12-11-2013, 12:28 PM
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151850895699480&set=a.439517679479.232442.48495099479&type=1&theater

4 million children and their families affected by Super Typhoon #Haiyan in the Philippines urgently need clean water, food, sanitation supplies and a safe place to live. Support UNICEF in getting emergency aid to those in need. Please donate today! www.HELPunicef.my

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Henry T
12-11-2013, 06:48 PM
Done. :)

StonTemplePilot
12-11-2013, 08:17 PM
Done.

leonardchin
14-11-2013, 10:40 AM
BUMP!
Admin - is there a way we can make this thread appear as the first item in the list, for temporary at least?

SiangMalam
14-11-2013, 03:43 PM
Was watching the disaster relief on Mauritian TV showing the two Boeing 747F from Lufthansa sending the medical supplies and blankets... those Germans are really fast and efficient.... brought hope to me too seeing the Malaysian Hercules C-130 Charlies landing and take-off with relief supplies... well done Malaysia! As usual, the Chinook helicopters from Singapore really everywhere when there is a disaster.... brought back memories of the time I was a volunteer at Meulaboh (Aceh) during the 2004 tsunami... the sights and sound of Singapore's Chinooks intertwined with the stench of dead bodies... sad days of my life then...

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usj19
15-11-2013, 05:29 PM
BUMP!
Admin - is there a way we can make this thread appear as the first item in the list, for temporary at least?


Done.


Done. :)

thank you~


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EFML9DbGJQ

zinglicious
17-11-2013, 09:06 PM
We are the world for Philippines 2013

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kuma
17-11-2013, 09:30 PM
Was watching the disaster relief on Mauritian TV showing the two Boeing 747F from Lufthansa sending the medical supplies and blankets... those Germans are really fast and efficient.... brought hope to me too seeing the Malaysian Hercules C-130 Charlies landing and take-off with relief supplies... well done Malaysia! As usual, the Chinook helicopters from Singapore really everywhere when there is a disaster....


'China gives less aid to Philippines than Ikea'

" Ikea is giving more financial aid to the Philippines than China.............the world's second-largest economy has pledged less than $2m"....[it was increased, following an uproar by netcitizens after its meagre $US100,000 initial donation (http://www.smh.com.au/world/china-boosts-typhoon-haiyan-aid-donation-to-philippines-after-initial-sum-raises-eyebrows-20131114-2xji1.html)] ;)

"China has missed an excellent opportunity to show itself as a responsible power and to generate goodwill," said Zheng Yongnian, a China politics expert at the National University of Singapore. "They still lack strategic thinking."

Read In Full Here (http://goo.gl/L2wdyi)

SiangMalam
18-11-2013, 02:32 AM
Certainly a misstep for China - after grabbing such leadership position in APEC Bali (in the absence of Obama...) wonder what President Xi Jinping was smoking the day he made the dumb decision... or perhaps he is still mad Phillippines dare to stand up to claim those islands in South China Sea!!!

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Rhiga
18-11-2013, 09:06 AM
'China gives less aid to Philippines than Ikea'

" Ikea is giving more financial aid to the Philippines than China.............the world's second-largest economy has pledged less than $2m"....[it was increased, following an uproar by netcitizens after its meagre $US100,000 initial donation (http://www.smh.com.au/world/china-boosts-typhoon-haiyan-aid-donation-to-philippines-after-initial-sum-raises-eyebrows-20131114-2xji1.html)] ;)



This is ok..... Half the countries in the World donated less than Michael Schumacher during the 2004 Aceh tsunami. He personally donated USD 10million from his pocket. http://edition.cnn.com/2005/SPORT/01/04/tsunami.relief/

Let's remember that the Philippines is a former American colony. There are already hundreds of U.S. troops on the ground of Philippines before the typhoon. For China, offering huge sums of money to a foreign community especially when China has a beef over maritime borders — is a nonstarter.

Wonder how much US will donate when earthquake/typhoon hits North Korea... !! :rolleyes:

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/why-china-gave-such-meager-aid-to-the-philippines-2013-11#ixzz2kxBDPYkS


p/s : Btw, the pino from Mindanao just kill one tourist and kidnapped another one at Semporna, Sabah.
http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2013/11/16/semporna-taiwan-alert-travel-sabah.aspx

kuma
20-11-2013, 09:36 PM
"China sends rescuers to Philippines after aid criticism" >> Read More@MalayMailOnline (http://www.themalaymailonline.com/world/article/china-sends-rescuers-to-philippines-after-aid-criticism)

"A naval hospital ship, the 14,000-ton, 300-bed “Peace Ark”, will also sail for the Philippines on Thursday to join the relief effort, Hong added, saying its dispatch “shows the good feelings of the Chinese people towards the Philippine people” :).........

"The Chinese government, at first contributed just US$100,000 (RM318,147) in disaster aid in the wake of Haiyan, but last Thursday added an additional US$1.6 million in supplies such as tents and blankets"......The move provoked widespread criticism overseas, but many Chinese Internet users, some of whom are intensely nationalistic, questioned whether Beijing should give any aid at all.":(

Rhiga
21-11-2013, 08:27 AM
... .....The move provoked widespread criticism overseas, but many Chinese Internet users, some of whom are intensely nationalistic, questioned whether Beijing should give any aid at all.":(

This is an article about Philippine (the people and the country).. I guess the answer can be found from this article.

http://www.mysinchew.com/node/93944

Quoted : “The Philippines has again become the focus of the world for a wrong reason, as always. The recent Typhoon Haiyan has almost blown the country to hell. While its people are caught in an extreme plight, the Abu Sayyaf terrorist group is believed to have involved in a murder and abduction case on Pom Pom Island, and the Philippine authorities are helpless about it. Earlier, a Taiwanese fisherman was killed by the Philippine coast guard, causing public outrage in Taiwan. The anti-Philippine sentiment was triggered by the row between the Philippines and China over Spratly Islands. Meanwhile, the Manila hostage crisis in which at least eight Hong Kong tourists were killed after being taken hostage in Manila has not ended yet.”


Quoted : “These seemed like isolated problems with different natures. However, when all of them took place in the Philippines and the Philippine government was helpless or has handled them inappropriately, it is then the government's problem. For instance, the typhoon is certainly a natural disaster but it is quite rare to have claimed such a high number of lives. Japan, Taiwan, China and Vietnam also face the risk of typhoons every year but the damage caused has not been as severe as in the Philippines. If the management of a country is on the right track, it will then have a certain level of disaster prevention and relief capabilities. A country's sound prevention and alert system, good basic facilities, strong housing construction and effective civil defence and disaster relief forces can to a certain extent, protect its people from being severely harmed by natural disasters. Similarly, a capable government will never allow the blatant evil deeds of Abu Sayyaf, as well as the existence of lawless rebellious groups in the country.”


Quoted : “The Philippines, a highly promising emerging country after the World War II have made no progress over the past century. When neighboring countries have made achievements, it is still caught in poverty. The biggest reason is, the country has been stuck in political struggles and failed to construct a rule of law system. The political struggle in the Philippines is resulted from the feudal manor system which has been practiced for centuries. Several main manor families have heavy control over the country's economy and political power. These politicians talk of democracy and freedom but in fact, deceive the people for power in the name of democracy and freedom, while using the people's votes as a tool to grab interests for themselves and their families. Politicians convicted of corruption and power abuse, including former presidents Joseph Estrada and Gloria Arroyo, as well as former first lady Imelda Marcos, are still having power in hand and actively involved in politics.

Rhiga
21-11-2013, 11:47 AM
an article from Karin Raslan... Memories of Tacloban

http://www.thestar.com.my/Opinion/Columnists/Ceritalah.aspx?c=%7b8904B91E-3121-46B1-B75E-B1ED48A68130%7d

kuma
21-11-2013, 12:18 PM
This is an article about Philippine (the people and the country).. I guess the answer can be found from this article.

http://www.mysinchew.com/node/93944

A country's sound prevention and alert system, good basic facilities, strong housing construction and effective civil defence and disaster relief forces can to a certain extent, protect its people from being severely harmed by natural disasters.

These politicians talk of democracy and freedom but in fact, deceive the people for power in the name of democracy and freedom, while using the people's votes as a tool to grab interests for themselves and their families.

True enough....yes, much of what is written in this Sin Chiew article depicts the economic woes of the Philippines as a result of its Politics.......but is that reason enough for denying the 'poor victims' of some help.......just on account of their politics for which they are victims themselves?

Rhiga
21-11-2013, 12:25 PM
.......but is that reason enough for denying the 'poor victims' of some help.......just on account of their politics for which they are victims themselves?

No, it is not the reason..

Imo, help is scarce and should be channeled to what you think is more important.

Even in this blessland, there is no shortage of opportunities for you to render your help..

Of course, this is me with limited financial leverage.

Those with deep pocket and big heart can continue to help and donate to typhoon-wrecked Philippines, tornado-havocked US, hunger-strike Africa.., etc.