RM2M Malaysian Tsunami Memorial – BN Artificial Project scheduled - Delay & Disappointment? Dec 26 04 Tsunami 3 Years Recalled – Prepare for next one?
Malaysiakini published my letter on
No one dies under any circumstances or in a disaster (like in this Tsunami) that is not prepared to die. There is always some conscious recognition, however, though the individual may play tricks with himself and pretend it is not there. Even animals sense their dying ahead of time and on that level man or woman is no different.
Many more human beings are aware of their impending deaths than is generally known. It seems, perhaps, easier to have no conscious idea of the year or time that death might occur. Unconsciously of course each man and woman knows, and yet hides the knowledge. In the entire fabric of your existence, this life is a brilliant, eternally unique and precious portion, but only a portion, from which you emerge with joy and understanding whether you die tomorrow or in years to come. The choice of life and death is always yours and will dictate the way you die, as well as the time.
Those who die in catastrophes choose the experience – the drama, even the terror when that occurs. They prefer to die in the direst circumstances – being swept away by the raging waves of an ocean or crushed by an earthquake or battered by the winds of a hurricane. They prefer to leave physical life in a blaze of perception, battling for their lives, at a point of challenge, “fighting” and not acquiescent.
Natural disasters possess the great rousing energy of powers unleashed, of nature escaping man's discipline. And for the young who died under such conditions may hold the strong belief that old age represents a degradation of the spirit and an insult to the body. Slow death in a hospital or an experience with an illness would be unthinkable to these same people.
A catastrophe is used consciously or unconsciously according to the individual. Some people change their plans and leave town a day before a disaster comes about. Others stay. None of this is accidental. Unconscious material is admitted into consciousness according to those beliefs an individual holds about himself, his reality, and his place in it.
Those who want to use their unconscious precognition of such an event will take advantage of it and save themselves, and choose - not to be involved. If they do not, believe in such advance warnings and deny themselves conscious knowledge, yet still believe in their overall security, they will unconsciously act without knowledge of their reasons.
And there will be others who are a part of the calamity for their own reasons. Life and death are but two faces of your eternal, ever changing existence, however. feel and appreciate the joy of ' your own being’. Many live into their nineties without ever appreciating to that extent the beauty of their being. You have lived before, and will again, and your new life, in your terms, springs out of the old, and is growing in the old and contained within it as the seed is already contained within the flower.
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Yes we are over prepared, the the last two years at every earthquake the Department has been issuing warnings and withdrawing them later. According to the Metrological Department Head Dr Mohd Rosaidi Che Abas(BELOW). And when it comes to spending money, there is no lack of suppliers making a quick one off gain at inflated prices.
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ABOVE & BELOW: The national Seismic Network transmitting all the DATA
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ABOVE & BELOW: The tidal Gauge to monitor the waves movement
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Memory Of Tsunami Still Haunts Kuala Muda Coastal Villagers
SUNGAI PETANI, Dec 26 (Bernama) -- Three years after the tsunami, victims of the tragedy from more than 20 villages in Kuala Muda, near here, are still coping with the loss of their loved ones and property. "It's difficult to come to terms with the destruction as all our efforts perished in the tsunami," said a victim, Marzuki Abdul Hamid, 58. However, he accepted it as a test from God. What was once a scene of devastation is now a new and well-organised settlement. Marzuki was attending a wedding in
ABOVE: The wave of destruction.
"When I called up my friends in Kampung Kepala Jalan to find out what happened, they told me that my house had been swept away by the tsunami.
"I'm thankful that my family members were safe although what was left of my house was only the pillars. It was a blessing in disguise. Nevertheless, we must always be prepared in facing such a calamity," he told Bernama. He said it was a welcome relief when they were relocated along with other victims to Kampung Permatang Katong and later renamed
As for Awang Ahmad, 62, tears welled in his eyes when he recalled the tsunami which hit Kampung Tepi Sungai, next to Kampung Kepala Jalan. "I was dumbfounded and cried when the guests at the wedding of my son ran helter-skelter while the dishes on the tables were swept away by muddy water," he said. Although Awang lauds the move to have a tsunami memorial at Kampung Kepala Jalan, he feels that it does not live up to the villagers' expectations as a monument in honour of the casualties and survivors as the signs of destruction have been removed. "With that, there's also nothing real to show to the future generations on the tsunami's devastation," he said.
A visitor from Taiping, Perak, Norhisham Othman, 34, who visited the memorial was disappointed as he had expected to see at least the remnants of a house at the memorial. "There is no longer any sign of destruction and what is displayed at the memorial is artificial," he said. Meanwhile, it is learnt that the Kuala Muda District Council is not holding any function to commemorate the tragedy. Taman Permatang Katong Tsunami Victims Resettlement Association would be holding a "tahlil" at Kampung Masjid Kuala Jamek Mosque tonight, said its chairman Yusoof Awang.
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RM2m tsunami memorial project
SUNGAI PETANI: Tomorrow marks the third anniversary of the tsunami which hit the region killing thousands of people. In the Kota Kuala Muda district, 11 people died and nearly 4,000 were made homeless when their houses were destroyed or damaged by the tsunami. A memorial is being built at Kampung Sungai Muda to show the devastation in the village. The RM2 million project launched in October last year for completion early this year is behind schedule. A villager, Md Hafizi Ismail, 40, said visitors would miss the opportunity of seeing the houses damaged by the tsunami. "The houses have been replaced with new concrete structures with beautiful gates." Hafizi lost two daughters aged 6 and 10 in the tsunami.
ABOVE: The Wall of Remembrance in Thailand; Where is Malaysia RM2 Million one and how does it look? Has the foundation been laid? It is behind schedule started in Oct 2006. Who has pocketed most of the Two million ringgit?
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Tsunami Blessing In Disguise For
LANGKAWI, Dec 26 (Bernama) -- On hindsight, the
The Langkawi Municipal Council has erected six stalls in Kuala Teriang town for the villagers to trade their wares, he said. He also said that many of the houses along the coast which were damaged by the tsunami had been repaired for occupation or rent. Villagers whose houses were badly damaged had been allocated houses in Taman Ara Jaya in Kampung Batu Ara, Padang Matsirat, he said. Abdullah said the Drainage and Irrigation Department has planted mangrove along the coast to curb erosion. He also said that the site of a damaged house belonging to villager Jam Sulaiman, 60, has been earmarked for a kindergarten to be run by the Community Development Department (Kemas).The sea is also offering more food after the tsunami struck. The Kuala Melaka coast has been swarmed with "beronok", a kind of sea cucumber, which the villagers harvest to make "kerabu" (salad).
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Wednesday December 26,
CALANG, Indonesia (AFP) - Three years after
separatist conflict end. Also in
"This country is vulnerable to tsunami threats. Let us pray to God for this country to be kept safe from tsunamis," President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono
said after observing the exercise.
Orange-robed Buddhist monks gathered by
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Dec26 Tsunami – we created & formed it?
In the Larry King's interview (CNN on
“... there's lots of evidence, even scientific, that the earth is a living organism. Is it possible that our consciousness and the turbulence in our consciousness have anything to do with the turbulence in nature?”
“If we quiet the turbulence in our collective minds and we heal the rift in our collective souls,” Chopra said, “that could have an effect on nature’s mind -- if nature has a mind.”
In this regard, Seth (of Jane Roberts http://www.geocities.com/Athens/5484/quotes.htm) explains that those in earthquake regions are attracted to such spots because of their innate understanding of the astonishing relationship between exterior circumstances and their own private mental and emotional patterns.
Here you can find individuals of great energy; of unstable, ‘excessively’ temperamental natures.
They need a strong stimulus or impact with reality against which to pit themselves. However there is often a great impatience with social situations and unusual vitality. Such individuals operate at a high pitch, and en masse emit inordinate amounts of emotional non-physical qualities which being unstable affect the deep electromagnetic integrity of the earth's structure.
No event is predestined. Earthquakes and their resulting tsunamis are often associated with periods of great social change and unrest. The Aceh and
If we believe that the earth is a ‘living organism’ then our planet has a body as much as we have. Our blood follows certain prescribed patterns - so does the wind. We are inside the body of the earth in those terms.
As your body is in a state of constant flux and chemical interaction, so is the atmosphere, which reflects on another level all of the psychic, chemical, and electromagnetic properties that exist within the body. There is little difference between the currents of blood that flow through your veins, and the wind current, except that the one seems to be within you -and the other without. Both are manifestations of the same interrelationship and motion, however.
As cells within your body influence it, so too does our individual body affect the larger body of the earth. The weather faithfully reflects the feelings of individuals in any given local territory. Overall weather patterns follow deeper inner rhythms of emotion. We do not simply react to the weather, we also help to form it
In the same interview, the Muslim scholar Maher Hathout agreed that the tsunami was not a punishment thrown down by God. He said: ‘It was an accident.’ If we accept the possibility of the slightest, smallest, most insignificant accident, then indeed we must believe in a universe in which accidents are not the exceptions but the rule? Once we accept that idea, then we must accept the idea of a random accidental universe, in which we are at the mercy of any accident in which mind or purpose have little meaning. In which we are at the mercy of all random happenings.
In such a universe, the individual has little hope for he will return to the non-existence that he came from. He has no control over his destiny and can be swept aside at any point by random fate over which he has no recourse.
The only answer to this is to realize that we form physical events - individually and en masse. We form and create the physical reality – including the Dec 26 Tsunami