Calling generous Malaysian companies. An afternoon tv bulletin yesterday lamented the slow response from corporations in helping out flood victims this time around. Even when the DPM was back in his homestate of Pahang yesterday to visit the flood victims, only one corporation had made arrangements to bring what can be considered substantial supplies that might cheer the victims, according to a source.
"We need more, a lot more corporations, to come forward and help," the source said. Even the DPM made it a point to tell Bernama yesterday that contributions in cash and kind from the corporate sector and NGOs are welcomed (Second wave of flood may lash Pahang on Friday, says Najib - 16 Dec).
As of yesterday, 21 persons had been reported dead in floods that have left nearly 30,000 people in Johor, Pahang and Kelantan homeless.
Pix above is of floods in England last summer. It came with a BBC article headlined Country "ill-prepared" for floods.
Monday, December 17, 2007
Forgotten flood victims
At 3:18 am