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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Japanese discipline and resilient spirit in the face of disaster quite outstanding!

When I read the news and watch how the Japanese people as a nation remain disciplined and maintain their dignity in the face of such a major natural disaster, my heart goes out to them and I am simply in awe of their resoluteness! They were hit by a 9.0 magnitude earthquake, swamped by the resulting tsunami and now being overwhelmed by the falling snow!
Rescue workers brave the falling snow to search for victims of the tsunami
Japanese soldiers looking for tsunami victims buried under the sea of debris
The rising number of dead citizens being found by the rescue teams


My heartfelt salutations to the Japanese nation. You have proven yourselves worthy to be the nation that many other countries of the world try their level best to follow and emulate. Your Bushido spirit lives on!


Our 4th Prime Minister Tun Dr.Mahathir Mohamad Iskandar was right in adopting the 'Look East Policy' which saw this fledgling nation turn from being just an agriculture based former colony of the British become a developing nation during the span of 22 years under his administration.


Whether we like it or not, Mahathir's government was successful in turning Malaysia into what it is today and the advent of Japanese companies working in tandem with him brought about the birth of Proton Holdings Berhad, Malaysia's national car project!

Despite the presence of many who choose to nitpick and badmouth Proton and Mahathir, this joint venture between Mitsubishi Motors of Japan and Proton has been helping many Malaysians to afford having their own cars no matter that the standards aren't exactly up to par with more well established brands like BMW or Mercedes Benz, etc.


Japanese technology has helped this nation turn into one of the rising stars of Asia if not the world.


Yet, when disaster strikes Japan through earthquakes and the recent tsunami, there are those who have been stricken with the 'foot in mouth' disease! This ailment only affects those who choose to talk without thinking. They simply blurt out as they please not considering the impact that their words will have on others. Especially on the suffering Japanese! 


Here's an example: 



Rosmah Mansor, wife of PM Najib erroneously passed out the comment blaming the Japanese for not being careful with their developments, climate change and green technology!


Being insensitive is one thing. Passing out unfounded comments like that only adds to Najib's burden and even if he or his ministry try to rectify the audacious misstatement here by his wife, it will not vanish into thin air.
Will Rosmah Mansor be willing to tell this grieving husband and father her theory as to what befell his now dead wife and kids?

Previous wives of Malaysian Prime Ministers were not known to be a liability to their husbands.


Tun Dr. Siti Hasmah was never a problem for Dr.Mahathir Mohamad as he helmed the country for a record 22 long years!


Sorry to say, Najib's spouse has been in the limelight for so many wrong reasons that she has earned herself a place in the nation's history as the one who has bit off more than she can chew, to put it mildly.


Commenters in the said You Tube weren't that forgiving and we can't blame them for their wrath!


Here we are witnessing one of the worst disasters to strike Japan within our times as a result of a natural calamity and Rosmah Mansor has the gall to lay blame on the Japanese's development, world climate change and green technology! Some people just don't know when to keep their mouth's shut!
Burnt out homes swamped with tsunami carried debris!
Devastated coastal townships
A house adrift in the Pacific Ocean after being swept out by the tsunami from its foundations


Moving away from this issue, I would like to express my heartfelt admiration for the way the Japanese have not resorted to running amok and looting the supermarkets and department stores as what we have witnessed even in developed nations such as the USA when calamity strikes.


Japanese survivors queuing in an orderly manner for provisions

Remember Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans?


Americans looted and plundered the stores and forced their National Guardsmen to arrest so many.


Here in Malaysia, we read in the newspapers and online media as to how some stupid unthinking lowlifes amongst the populace plundered and stole every coin that went flying all over the highway when a four wheel drive pickup carrying @ RM70,000.00 in coins crashed and overturned as a result of a traffic accident. They didn't give a hoot about the presence of traffic policemen who were there to control traffic!


Then we also heard and saw photos of Malaysians stealing rice which also went sprawling all over the highway when a rice trailer crashed and overturned, killing the lorry attendant, pinning him under the wreck!


Did those Malaysians care about the dead attendant and seriously injured trailer driver, crying for help and mercy?


No sirree!


They just plundered and stole the rice, brought it back to their homes and fed their unknowing families. What kind of people do we have amongst us here in this 'tidak apa' country?


The kind who don't care as to what happens to others and only know how to steal and rob from those who were unlucky enough to have such vermin as fellow citizens.


The Japanese have proven to the world today that despite what takes place in their country, they will as a people remain absolute, steadfast and principled no matter what!


For that we all ought to salute them and aid the Japanese as best as we can and to stop passing out illogical and downright stupid comments or so called statements!


They are now experiencing a food shortage and we need to help them. Supermarkets and department stores are running out of provisions and supplies as seen by the following photo:


Have a heart and express your sympathies in as best a manner as you can or just ..SHUT THE HELL UP!


May Allah save us all from what's coming next as this is the Akhirul Zaman foretold and prophesied by our Rasul Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam.


Amin.
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