- Najib Makes a Personal Contribution of 1 billion Rupiah to the Merapi Victims –
YOGYAKARTA: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has made a personal contribution worth Rp1 billion (RM347,000) to help alleviate the suffering of victims of the Merapi volcano disaster.
Defence Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi handed over the contribution on Najib's behalf to Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwono X, Sultan Yogyakarta, who is also the governor of Yogyakarta province, here today.
The aid among others included infant milk, biscuits, blankets and sarongs and personal hygiene items.
Ahmad Zahid said Najib sympathised with the plight of the victims of the disaster, which has claimed 194 lives since the Merapi volcano started erupting on Oct 26.
"This is an initial aid, if more aid is needed, Malaysia is willing to assist," Zahid told reporters present.
Also present was Malaysia's Ambassador to Indonesia Datuk Syed Munshe Afdzaruddin Syed Hassan.
The disaster has also caused some 500,000 people living within a 20km radius of the volcano to be displaced, with most them now being sheltered in relief centres.
Ahmad Zahid also made a visit to operations centre of Indonesia's Disasters Management Authority here where he was given a briefing on the Merapi disaster by its head Dr Syamsul Maarif.
A group of 38 Malaysian medical students from Universiti Gadjah Mada (UGM) here are also assisting Yogyakarta's Hospital Sardjito in treating victims while 14 more are stationed at Hospital Cilacap and Hospital Banyumas in Central Java.
- BERNAMA - Friday, November 12th, 2010 01:17:00
My comment is that:-
DS Najib is making a publicity blunder. Everybody knows that he amazed millions, but he doesn't have to show it off. This Najib, doesn’t he have any Publicity Image Manager?
It seems that both Najib & Rosmah place more importance on building up their images overseas without thinking any consequences that might happened back home in Malaysia. Publicity Consultant and Publicity Manager of your own are two different things all together.
A few more of this Publicity Blunder he will be in trouble again. People will starts to 150 % belief about his involvements in the Altantuya Shaariibuu case.
An interesting angle of thought blog down by Pure Shiite down here shed some truths in it. Pure Shiite said:-
pelik bin ajaib.......
But thank you.......
What do you think folks?
How can this individual provide RM 347,000 of his own money to the victims of Merapi....
Lets say la gaji dia 20 Ribu sebulan...pastu tak pernah pakai satu sen...thats more than gaji satu tahun rite...
Very generous Jib....
Will this be tax deductible in your 2010 assessment?
Mangsa banjir kat Kedah tak nak donate sikit ke?
Mana tau tiba2 Gunung Jerai pulak meledak
And by the way ...just wondering...
Zahid Hamidi pi sana naik kapal terbang askor ke.....pastu pi hantar duit Najib aje?
banyak cantik pakai Government punye barang pastu nak claim lu punye SENDIRI punye contribution...
Awat tak kirim pakai Pos Laju ?
Pening kepala pikir beb......
Comment by Pure Shiite can be found here >
Latest development as of 5.55 pm today 12/11/2010,
Zahid Hamidi said the money was from UMNO, not personnaly from DS Najib.
Read further at Bernama here >