Monday, December 27, 2004

The Asian Quake & Tsunamis

The huge earthquake off Sumatra Island, northern Indonesia on Boxing Day, which triggered giant tidal waves or Tsunamis across south east and western Asia, is undoubtedly the worst natural disaster of the 21st century thus far. While most of us here in Borneo were just getting over the Christmas turkey hang-over, and did not realise (or feel) anything was amiss on the other side of Malaysia, and Asia..., until we tuned in to the news.

We were captivated by the images shown on the television, and could not really comprehend the magnitude of this disaster. It was already devastating in Penang and Phuket, but in Sri Lanka, Indonesia and India, it was simply horrendous. To think that we in Borneo did not even feel the earth shake may be a real blessing from above but to see others in the effected countries including our countrymen in Peninsular Malaysia having to go through this unthinkable devastation and its aftermath during the holiday season leaves us totally lost for words.

All we can utter is that our prayers and heartfelt thoughts for all the victims of the catastrophic disaster...

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