Thursday, June 28, 2012

What We Take For Granted...

"A young Penan family, on their way home into their rainforest after the young wife had a day 'maternity' rest in the Klinik Desa of Bario. Her baby died during delivery when they were still about a day away from Bario, about 3 days ago before this photo was taken" - Rabani Ayub, free lance photographer for many well know publications including NatGeo and Discovery.
Just to be clear many families need to trek many days to the closest village in case of medical complications. There are no roads and an average trek could take them up and down mountains, streams and thick jungle.

Life in the interiors of East Malaysia are being left behind. While governments and corporations pillage the natural resources the people are left to fend for themselves. While Malaysians seek to solace their conscience by feeding a starving child in Africa they forget that just across the South China Sea there are their own countrymen who need this help. Maybe if they could only find some stuffy Miss World contestant to push their cause, the sheep will follow.

In the meantime I wont be bitching so much when I am stuck in traffic or when that chicken rice joint has run out of drumsticks...

6 comments:

Hamster'sNuts said...

so kesian!

3days to reach Bario to deliver her baby, and lost it only a day away during delivery...so sad.
Must have been a very sad sad 3days walk home....

Chindiana said...

Yeah man and i really hope that i can get to help them with my small project with Langkau and the Skinny Hyena (i've procrastinated too long on this demmit)

Chindiana said...

Yeah man and i really hope that i can get to help them with my small project with Langkau and the Skinny Hyena (i've procrastinated too long on this demmit)

Hamster'sNuts said...

HELP THEM! HELP THEM!
I saaaapporrrrt chu!

Nex said...

East Malaysia is still being colonised...different master, but a colony no less...

And if you do some digging you'll find that we were actually better off under the British rule.

Chindiana said...

i can imagine bro especially after what i keep seeing going on in the interiors. how la like dat?