I just heard over the news on the radio that Kota Tinggi is badly flooded again since yesterday evening due to high tide and another bout of rain.Â According to the Malay news, the water rose up to chest level and thousands have been evacuated.
This is a major catastrophe to all those people staying there and I hope help is given to them without any delay.Â Being caught in a flood is very depressing and when it lasts for weeks like what happened there, it is even worse.Â Sometime in the 70s, my sister’s house where I stayed was flooded and lots of things were spoilt, causing great losses.Â But I cannot imagine the agonies and sufferings of the people in Johor because their flood is 10 times worst.
Well, Earl-ku aka kukujiao.com had experienced the Shah Alam’s flood and that’s why he has that desire to help the Johor’s flood victims.Â It takes someone to be in that situation to empathise more than the rest of us.Â I suppose that’s why this Earl-ku (BTW, Ku is his real surname) went out of his way to call us up to chip in to help the flood victims.Â I must say that it is a bold step because it is not easy to garner support when it comes to money.Â Normally, there will be more naysayers than supporters.Â People will doubt and so on.
But what’s great is Earl-ku did manageÂ to collect over RM600 in the first round and he went to buy gas stoves, dried foods stuffs and other necessities to have these things delivered to Johor.Â He has friends who are going there in convoys, some radio ham gang.Â Hahaha, please read his blog to understand more.Â And more money rolled in and he is getting more stuffs like baby diapers and etc to be delivered again to the Johor flood victims.
It is this small sincere efforts that moves mountain.Â None of those all talk and all air politikus thingie.Â I am rather pissed just now after I heard the news about the flood.Â ‘Cos after the newscaster read the news about the flood, it was immediately followed by :Â Menteri Pendidikan bla bla bla mengumumkan bahawa ….(the Min. of Education announced)Â all the children who were affected by the flood Â can delay paying their school fees.Â WTF?!?!?!Â What news is this?Â For goodness sake, the school fees is only RM13 per primary school and RM24 per secondary school student throughout the country.Â I know ‘cos that’s what I pay yearly. Â I feel like telling the person who bragged about the generousity to shove the money up his errrmm…southern parts.Â This is calling for attention, man.Â WTF are they doing?Â With all the millions in their piggy banks, they should make sure that none of the children from those schools affected by the flood need to buy school uniforms, books orÂ pay any fees.Â How much does it cost to sponsor them all?Â That is what I call generousity.Â Â Otherwise, it is hypocrisy.
And Earl, if you want to do another shopping and sending project, tell me again.Â I can dedicate my day’s earnings from PPP (hehehe) to contribute.Â Â Hoi, dun pway-pway, I can earn up to USD100 per day if I want, you know?Â (normally, I don’t max out my daily posts ‘cos I dun want to load my readers with too many boring posts)