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Thursday, January 8, 2015

Boxing Day tsunami: Indonesia's miracle Mosque | MuslimVillage.com

Boxing Day tsunami: Indonesia's miracle Mosque | MuslimVillage.com

Today, Baiturrahman Mosque stands as a
testament to Aceh’s survival.
“The mosque is very, very important,” Mr
Suratin said.
“They say the mosque that is still there,
for them it is like a miracle.
“This is the first word if you communicate
with them about [it].”
He said the tragedy had shaped the area.
“The tsunami has really affected the way
[people in] Aceh face life,” he said.
“They realise the limitedness of human
beings … all you have in life can disappear in a second.
“They are the witness of this traumatic
situation … so people have a strong bond with each other with this collective
memory.”
People still going hungry in Aceh,
academic says
Despite rebuilding efforts, concern has
been raised about the effectiveness of reconstruction.
John McCarthy, associate professor at the
Crawford School of Public Policy at Australian
National University
,
said some people living in Aceh at the moment are running out of food.
“We found above 50 per cent of people were
still suffering a hunger season,” he said.
He said this occured in the area where, on
average, there had been about 10 livelihood projects per village in the
post-tsunami period.
“The donors and the NGO community had
spent about $7.5 billion on the post-tsunami intervention,” he said.
“To have such a high-profile and one of
the biggest development interventions in developing countries ever, how were
they able to achieve, from our perspective, such poor livelihood outcomes?
“We were quite surprised by that really.”
Associate Professor McCarthy said many of
the aid projects had short timelines which had contributed to the problem.
“They just had to spend as quickly as they
could. They were all competing with each other,” he said.
“I think these projects could have
achieved a lot more if they weren’t in such a rush, if they wanted to develop
longer-term partnerships, and try and think more carefully through what might
be done to alleviate this vulnerability.”
He said locals talk about “three
tsunamis”.
“The tsunami when the wave struck; the
tsunami that followed, which was the tsunami of aid money and aid agencies; and
then the third tsunami was when they all poured out,” he said.
“The Acehnese don’t blame the aid agencies
but they do see it as a lost opportunity.
“When I was there 10 years earlier [before
the tsunami], things were way, way in front of where they are now. There is no
reason why these villages along the west coast of Aceh should be as food
insecure as they are.”
In response to criticisms, Mr Suratin said
he believed life in the area had improved.
“It is incomparable. In general the
situation in Aceh is better than the situation in other parts of the country,”
he said.



Friday, June 28, 2013

Fox announces 'Independence Day' sequel release date | Fox News

Fox announces 'Independence Day' sequel release date | Fox News:
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Mamak (a Different Mamak) Now Slinging Malaysian Food in Flushing - New York - Restaurants and Dining - Fork in the Road

Mamak (a Different Mamak) Now Slinging Malaysian Food in Flushing - New York - Restaurants and Dining - Fork in the Road:
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BERNAMA - Najib To Further Promote Malaysia-Africa Ties, Trade

BERNAMA - Najib To Further Promote Malaysia-Africa Ties, Trade:

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Obama to Suspend Trade Privileges With Bangladesh - NYTimes.com

Obama to Suspend Trade Privileges With Bangladesh - NYTimes.com:

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Circuit trip blacks out largest Malaysia state: Report

Circuit trip blacks out largest Malaysia state: Report:

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

MALAYSIAN AND MORE...Turning over a new leaf

Turning over a new leaf: "Banana Leaf is located at 2433 S. MacArthur Blvd.; 217-698-8760. Lunch hours: 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. and 4:30-9:30 p.m. Mon.-Sat. and noon-8 p.m. Sun. Carryout is available."

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Remembering the fallen - General - New Straits Times

Remembering the fallen - General - New Straits Times:

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Singapore Looks Skyward to Take Farming in New Directions | PBS NewsHour | June 12, 2013 | PBS

Singapore Looks Skyward to Take Farming in New Directions | PBS NewsHour | June 12, 2013 | PBS: "Singapore's skyline is not just a point of pride for residents, it can also be a source of fresh produce. As part of the NewsHour's series "Food for 9 Billion," special correspondent Sam Eaton reports on Singapore's vertical solution to the challenge of feeding a growing population in an urban environment."

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Mamak's Street Cart is Serving up Malaysian Specialties - New York - Restaurants and Dining - Fork in the Road

Mamak's Street Cart is Serving up Malaysian Specialties - New York - Restaurants and Dining - Fork in the Road:
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Island Malaysian Cuisine: $12.50 for $25 Worth of Malaysian Cuisine (50% Off) | Just Vegas Deals

Island Malaysian Cuisine: $12.50 for $25 Worth of Malaysian Cuisine (50% Off) | Just Vegas Deals:
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G-8 and beyond: The world according to Barack Obama - The Economic Times

G-8 and beyond: The world according to Barack Obama - The Economic Times:

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Malaysian village in panic over discovery of Bigfoot prints | Business Standard

Malaysian village in panic over discovery of Bigfoot prints | Business Standard:

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Japan gets rid of short-term visas for Malaysian tourists

Japan gets rid of short-term visas for Malaysian tourists:
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Three Companies in Iskandar, Malaysia | The Motley Fool

Three Companies in Iskandar, Malaysia | The Motley Fool:

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Read Reviews of Hong Kong Restaurants – Your Essential Guide to Eating at Hong Kong | Fatty Crab

Read Reviews of Hong Kong Restaurants – Your Essential Guide to Eating at Hong Kong | Fatty Crab:

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

MAK cow! BURGER BAKAR - Mc BB

MAK cow! BURGER BAKAR - Mc BB:
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Great Indonesian restaurant - MAX restaurant Amsterdam, Amsterdam Traveller Reviews - TripAdvisor

Great Indonesian restaurant - MAX restaurant Amsterdam, Amsterdam Traveller Reviews - TripAdvisor:

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Top 5 Malaysian cheap eats in London: From Rasa Sayang to Bonda Cafe | Metro News

Top 5 Malaysian cheap eats in London: From Rasa Sayang to Bonda Cafe | Metro News:

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YourHealth | Dengue endemic in more than 100 countries

YourHealth | Dengue endemic in more than 100 countries:

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China may take 18 years to clear air | News.com.au

China may take 18 years to clear air | News.com.au:

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Four new deaths from MERS virus: Saudi Arabia | NDTV.com

Four new deaths from MERS virus: Saudi Arabia | NDTV.com:
Four new deaths from MERS virus: Saudi Arabia
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New Malaysian, Thai Restaurant Opens in Morristown - Morris Township-Morris Plains, NJ Patch

New Malaysian, Thai Restaurant Opens in Morristown - Morris Township-Morris Plains, NJ Patch:

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Combating corruption in Malaysia - Nation | The Star Online

Combating corruption in Malaysia - Nation | The Star Online:

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Eating habits, not just food, can raise youngsters' cholesterol: study | CTV News

Eating habits, not just food, can raise youngsters' cholesterol: study | CTV News:

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Friday, June 14, 2013

Can Randy Carlyle Become a Smarter Coach?

Can Randy Carlyle Become a Smarter Coach?:

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Toronto's Offseason Game Plan

Toronto's Offseason Game Plan:

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Giant T-Rex Burger, sold at Brandon Wendy’s, now extinct | Weird | News | Toronto Sun

Giant T-Rex Burger, sold at Brandon Wendy’s, now extinct | Weird | News | Toronto Sun:
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Massive police raid nets 43 arrests | Toronto & GTA | News | Toronto Sun

Massive police raid nets 43 arrests | Toronto & GTA | News | Toronto Sun:



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A taste of Malaysia | Business | The Register-Guard | Eugene, Oregon

A taste of Malaysia | Business | The Register-Guard | Eugene, Oregon:

Selamat berjaya Mr. Azam Ismail, sekarang nie mula masak dengan paling hebat sekali. Shabas dari teman2 mu di Toronto, Canada. Salam hormat, Johari







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BERNAMA - Affordable Rates A Great Incentive For Tourists And Locals - Najib

BERNAMA - Affordable Rates A Great Incentive For Tourists And Locals - Najib:

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