Thursday, January 22, 2015

The Indigenous Community Needs Urgent Help

As Malaysians mobilize to help flood victims – one community seems to be largely neglected. The Orang Asal living in the interiors of Kelantan, Pahang and Perak almost always found themselves to be the last to get much needed aid. 

Already, the orang asal community in Kelantan has expressed disappointment in the Orang Asli Affairs Department (JAKOA), a government body which should be responsible for their well-being but had failed to do so, particularly when the floods nearly drowned the state. 

Jaringan Kampung Orang Asli Kelantan (JKOAK) secretary Mustafa Along said the floods had affected the lives of some 18,000 orang asal. And when the government weren't there to help, civil society groups and activists lent a helping hand. 

NGO United Sikhs flew six sorties on January 05 to eight locations that had eleven settlements. And lawyer and activist Siti Kasim arranged eight flights on January 11 in order to distribute aid. 

If Malaysians are still wanting to help, please target the orang asal!

Eden Hazard's penalty in the eighteenth minute gave Chelsea the advantage but Liverpool were rewarded when Raheem Sterling showed searing pace followed by good composure to equalize in the fifty-ninth minute in this first leg of their League Cup semi-final on Tuesday. 

A fully deserved 1-1 draw with the Reds dominating the second half. And if we had taken our chances really well, we could have won. But I am sure the Blues will feel they hold the upper hand ahead of next week's return leg.

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