If The Army Could Run Program Berbentuk Kemasyarakatan In Permatang Pasir, Lulu Hopes They Can Do The Same For Starving Penans in Sarawak
The military doctors very kindly helped do medical screening and aid at permatang pasir, coinciding [oh what luck!] with the permatang pasir by-elections.
The Orang Asals in the interior of
Some individuals have raised money to send food to our fellow anak bangsa
Unfortunately, the food cannot reach them due to logistic problems.
Friday August 28, 2009
No bridge, so no food for Penans
MIRI: The food shortage problem in central
Efforts to send food aid to the Penans have now been seriously hampered.
Yesterday, more than 1,600 packets of rice weighing 16,000kg were despatched by donors through the Catholic Church.
However, the food supply is stuck at the Sungai Asap settlement, about 50km from the Bakun Dam, as timber lorries used to deliver the food cannot cross the Sungai Linau after the dismantling of the bridge.
The timber concession area was earmarked for flooding this October to create a reservoir for the dam.
Reverend Father Sylvester Ding, aid collection co-ordinator, said it would take a long time to carry food aid across the river by boat.
“We are in a dilemma as to how to send the food to Lusong Laku settlement and SRK Lusong Laku where the food shortage is most acute.
“We have no choice but to seek help from the locals to transport the food across the river.
“We will also try to reach five other settlements near the Indonesian border by other routes. We hope the weather will be favourable, as it has been a few weeks since supply reached those in need,” he said.
This is so sad.
Lulu hopes the army can step in to help with the food delivery.
Maybe even the big companies who have their own helicopters - off Lulu's mind - people like Genting could assist in food aid as part of their community project cum clear our conscience programme.
If you are a Lulu reader, and are filthy rich or know of people who are filthy rich, could you ask them to help.
In the mean time, the Penans live in hunger.
Below are pics of the military involvement during the Bukit Antarabangsa landslide disaster. The did a splendid job, rescuing residents, deploying food for the affected residents, and built a bridge to facilitate operations.
CAN THEY DO THE SAME FOR THE PENANS.....THEY ARE OUR PEOPLE TOO!
The Police does not have sufficient funds to send an Investigating Officer to look into the rape of Penan girls. Maybe the Minister of Defence can send an army medical corp into the interior to give these poor girls a chance. PLEASE. And please sir, send our boys to build them a bridge so that food can reach the starving Penans.