Food for Thought: #SabahQuake

Wednesday, June 10, 2015
This is the first post in this blog to write something more on personal. I bet many know about the earthquake at Mt. Kinabalu few days back. It was really saddening.


FYI, I am a Sabahan. I was shocked when hearing this news and the first thought was giving a call to my parents. It was glad to know Sandakan wasn't affected but my aunts and uncles who are residing at Kota Kinabalu said they was frightened. A magnitude of 5.3 at those less affected area, while the main, Mt. Kinabalu, was really bad.
The moment when I thought luckily no one was killed in this quake, I saw friends who went for climbing Mt. Kinabalu shared their photo with their guide, Robbi. And I knew the tragedy happened. I bet this is the first case which go viral on Facebook. Then, more and more news about dead bodies found, climbers went missing and so on. 
Okay, here I come to the most annoying part of this earthquake. Honestly speaking, I am ashamed of the rescue team from our government. One of the climbers on the peak of Mt. Kinabalu shared updates after the incident, saying that they were fine and waiting for helicopter for rescue. And then, news updated about rescuing only the next day? Oh really? Are you freaking kidding? Imagine you are on the freaking cold peak of Mt. Kinabalu, and you are short of food and drinks. And you were told to stay then until the next day. Oh gosh! It was insane!

Indeed, Malaysia isn't one of the countries which have frequent earthquake. However, it shouldn't be an excuse for rescue team to slower down their efficiency to save the climbers, should it?  You may say I was not there, how can I judge? Well, news and videos by the victims tell the truth. And again, our Prime Minister wasn't the first to reach, but other did. It was totally disappointing.
Check this news for more info: http://goo.gl/dlJEr1
So, you, the rescue team were there just to play phone? Luckily, our guides are always there for the climbers. It is really touched to know the guides are there to rescue everyone. They are the greatest ever and I pay my full respect to them! It was really sad to know few guides left us when trying to save their climbers. However, they will never be forgotten. 
Mourning day was set by Singapore and Sabah on 9 Jun 2015. However, rescue is still undergoing. Again, thanks for all the guides who help in rescuing the climbers. They are our hero. Meanwhile, deep condolence to the victims and their family. But the biggest wish of mine is that, Mt. Kinabalu, please stay calm and don't wake up. We love you as a sleeping beauty. (FYI, few years ago, Mt. Kinabalu was believed to be a dormant volcano).

And last, #StayStrongSabah. I am not physically at Sabah, but my soul will always do. #IAmSabahan
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