Indonesia and Natural Disasters

@syain1972 (1011)
Singapore
March 6, 2007 7:33pm CST
Indonesia has been battered by natural disasters one after another. Following the tsunami, we have floods, earthquake and etc that have agonised the citizens. I do not understand why the impact has been bad of late? Just yesterday another earthquake hit Indonesia again in Sumatera. Killing a score of people. Half an hour ago, a passenger jet Garuda explodes upon landing killing a score of people again in Yogyakarta. I am really sad that this is happening to our Indonesian neighbours. Why is it that Indonesia has to suffer a plenty?
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15 responses
• Malaysia
7 Mar 07
I am sorry for all Indonesian citizens. My heartfelt sympathy and I often pray for God's mercy upon all of you there. I am from Malaysia and here the tsunami also attacked us when the tragedi of 2004 happened in Indonesia. Just one month ago, Johor's map disappeared from Malaysia's map. Now it is healing but hundred thousands of people still suffering from the flood. Yes. Yesterday an earthquake happened in Sumatera. In Malaysia we are also affected. Many areas in Kuala Lumpur, Johor, Putrajaya and Malacca can feel the shake. Tall buildings shaked terribly here because the distance is not very far from the actual site, only 400 km. I pray to God, please forgive us for what we had done. We are humans, so we tend to make mistakes. Some of the mistakes we do not even realise it. So hang on there, my friend. Every thing that happens, has a morale behind it. Just keep your faith to what you are and what you do now. God bless you.
@syain1972 (1011)
• Singapore
7 Mar 07
Thank you for your kind response. :
@noyida (795)
• Singapore
7 Mar 07
I felt for Indonesia and all Indonesian member in this myLOT. It's terrible feeling to hear your neighbours suffering from one disaster after another. Still one incident yet to be recovered from the trauma, another hits them again. If we have to think thoroughly, Mother Nature is angry. Plus Indonesia geographical position is prone for her to have these unwanted natural disaster. If we can reflect back, and have a moment of deep thought, perhaps we can see that too much sins we had made that GOD is punishing us through all the disaster. To all Indonesian, my prayer is with you all.
@syain1972 (1011)
• Singapore
7 Mar 07
Thank you!! :
@wisedragon (2331)
• Philippines
7 Mar 07
I just learned from CNN that there was a plane crash in Indonesia. I will say a prayer for all the victims.
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@syain1972 (1011)
• Singapore
7 Mar 07
Thank you. :
@manong05 (5030)
• Philippines
7 Mar 07
The geological positioning of your country is similar to mine where we are prone to several natural calamities like volcanic eruptions, storms, earthquakes etc. unlike some other places that get a very small share of this natural disasters. We just have to learn how to live with them and devise new ways to protect ourselves. Plane crashes happen too in other countries and it is not unique to one country.
@syain1972 (1011)
• Singapore
7 Mar 07
Thank you for responding..:
@jhartana (1087)
• Australia
7 Mar 07
Thanks for the condolences. I'm Indonesian and glad that you have thought with us for this unfortunate incidents. We can't stop the mother nature incidents that have devastated my country and killing the numbers of people. Well we also cannot do anything to stop these from happening. You know that Indonesian islands lie in the volcanic rim, Indonesia will suffer many earthquakes because the plates below the earth moved around. It is unfortunate that my country have lost its people due to the mother nature incidents, I just feel sorry for its loss.
@syain1972 (1011)
• Singapore
7 Mar 07
Thank you for your response. It's unbelievable that such fate has befallen Indonesia again. We just pray for a better tomorrow....:
• Philippines
7 Mar 07
thats quite sad... we cannot grasp the reasons behind all these... but for sure there is a reason... we just have tp pray a lot.
@syain1972 (1011)
• Singapore
7 Mar 07
Yes let us all pray a lot... thanks
@maumbi (2571)
• Indonesia
7 Mar 07
i come from indonesia too, just like i say with my discussion couple month a goo, we cant change the nature disaster, we only can do best thing to minimize all bad happen. about airplane and ship crash this risk if we human contact with OLD technology what can we say if we inside the cabin OLD air plane? or OLD ship? well this only air plane or ship company policy with bad goverment watch, no good control about transportation in indonesia. perhaps in the future will be better.
@syain1972 (1011)
• Singapore
7 Mar 07
Thank you for your response. Yes, I believe human errors can be prevented if government controls are being put into force to ensure that safety is top priority instead of just making money. :
• Netherlands
7 Mar 07
Yesterday, my hubby and I just had this conversation about the earth quake and the possibblities floods might hit Jakarta again. And today's news about garuda crashed. My GOD !!! I keep my hands on my heart everytime Indonesia names being mentioned on the news abroad. And always hoping and pray that it will be a good news. My deep sympathie for those who lost their relatives, families or even loves one......
• India
7 Mar 07
i feel extremely pity on their condition,may god protect them and help them out..
• Kuwait
7 Mar 07
yeah i hear that from the news and i am very sorry about that, i hope that they can survive after that, and hope that they can still figure out to live and have good life, i have friend there which i dont know if she is still alive or what i am really worried about here.
@xtedaxcvg (3191)
• Philippines
7 Mar 07
My deepest symphaty for all the victims in Indonesia. I will also pray for you and your country. Don't give up hope. There's always light at the end of the tunnel..even the darkest and longest ones.
• India
7 Mar 07
It is very sad that the indonesian region is affected by frequent earthquakes.this region falls in seismic zone 5.seismic zones 5 are the most frequently affected by earthquakes, something similar to the japanese region. the sadest part of these events is that innocent civilians get killed.i hope that technology finds something that predicts earthquakes so that scores of people are saved.
@NatureBoy (493)
• Singapore
7 Mar 07
God bless.
• Indonesia
7 Mar 07
it just a warning for us (indonesian) and to the goverment to repair the system before another disaster kill more peoples.god just remain us to be more careful and keep our environment.
• India
7 Mar 07
what can i say to the miserable destiny of indonesia it is the homeland for all the disasters a human wd hv seen in the world it is the homeland of quakes,tsunamis,etc god plz help them