Malaysians can make their donations to the “National Disaster Fund” managed by the National Disaster Management and Relief Committee headed by the Deputy Prime Minister Dato’ Seri Mohd. Najib bin Tun Abdul Razak, as well as the various Humanitarian Fund for relief efforts in the northern part of Malaysia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and India, by following the information at any of the websites below:
- The Star/Mayban Earthquake/Tsunami Relief Fund
- The NST, BH, TV3 and 8TV Malaysian Tsunami Disaster Fund
- Malaysian Bloggers for Tsunami Victims Donation Fund
Also note that the AMP Tsunami 26/12 appeal, where you can sent your donation via SMS, has closed, midnight 31 December 2004. More info here.
Malaysia is one of the richest (if not the richest) tsunami-hit nations. But our destruction and the number of deaths can be described as insignificant compared to the other nations, especially the neighbouring Aceh province of Sumatra in Indonesia, which sheltered Peninsular Malaysia from the full force of nature. We are indeed lucky. Feel it in your heart to think of the other less fortunate Malaysans and the people in the other nations, and give generously.