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***The Terrorist Attacks on the US***

Greetings Fellow Borneons and Friends,

The tragic events that have unfolded in the US speak for themselves. Our thoughts remain with the individuals and families affected by the tragedy, as well as the firemen and rescuers who are still working profusely in NYC. As in so many countries, sentiment in faraway Borneo has been influenced profoundly, and expressions of sympathy and condolences have been forthcoming from many quarters. To be so far, and yet to be so inter-connected. In view of such unprecedented event, our e-newsletter this month comes to you in a much shorter format focussing mainly on the terror attacks in New York and Washington.

Many citizens of the world perished from this attack including one Borneon from Sabah. The horror and fear is not only felt by the US but also by the whole world. Hence, September 11 (or "911" attack) is a world tragedy rather than just an American one. Please visit our special page on the dastardly act of violence, which includes local, regional and international reactions and news at the web address below:

URL: http://www.e-borneo.com/insideinternet/specials/usa-attack/

At this juncture, the world is still pretty much in shock, clouded with uncertainties and anxieties over what will happen in the coming days, weeks, months. Similar feelings are also shared by Borneons as we ponder on the ramifications of a likely US retaliation and the start of a different kind of world war where the enemy is not defined by country but by activity. This is a war between good and evil, and between freedom and terrorism. Some of these concerns and comments have been actively posted at the Borneo Forum.

URL: http://www.e-borneo.com/cgi-bin/wsmbb/wsmbb.cgi

Although there is much anger and hatred, in times of trouble and uncertainty, prayer offers a beacon of hope. In the battle between good and evil, good will always prevail, regardlessof which religion or faith one belongs to. Our deepest regrets to those who looked at this issue wrongly in terms of religion. Whatever religion, race, colour or royalty a person may be, when cut, the blood is RED. We are all human beings living in the same planet we call Earth. September 11 was in hindsight, a cruel act on humanity, done onto us by our fellow human kind. In this regards, the true test for each of us is to be able to seek out love amidst hatred, mercy amidst justice, and forgiveness amidst bitterness.

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Disaster Relief Effort

In the meantime, we can help! We must! For the sake of our own kind. Please give to one of the genuine charities listed below. They are already well-publicised over the Net but are included here for the benefit of those who may not have come across them:

American Red Cross: http://www.redcross.org/donate/donate.html

Salvation Army: http://www.redshield.org/crisis/

NY Firefighters Fund: http://daily.iaff.org/fund.htm

NY Police Relief Fund: http://www.nysfop.org/WTCdisaster/Fund.html

Save The Children: http://www.savethechildren.org/

Feed The Children: http://www.feedthechildren.org/

United Way of New York: http://relief.yahoo.com/unitedway/

America: A Tribute to Heroes: http://www.tributetoheroes.org/

AmeriCares Foundation: http://www.americares.org/

JustGive: http://www.justgive.org/

World Vision: http://www.worldvision.org/

Helping.org: http://helping.org/

Please be alert on "scam" offers attempting to take advantage of goodwill during this terrible time. Donations you make to charities listed on this email are processed on the charities' own web sites. If you have any questions, we suggest that you contact the charities directly via information on their respective websites. Please read a Special Report on Possible Fraud Schemes - Solicitations of Donations for Victims of Terrorist Attacks at the address below:

URL: http://www.usdoj.gov/criminal/fraud/WTCPent-SpecRpt.htm

Malaysian Video Relief Programme

Malaysians with family or friends in the United States affected by the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington DC can speak face-to-face with their loved ones via video-conferencing. Please visit the following URL for more details:

URL: http://thestar.com.my/news/us_under_attack/relief_programme.asp

Do All The Good You Can

Do all the good you can,
By all the means you can,
In all the ways you can,
In all the places you can,
At all the times you can,
For all the people you can,
As long as ever you can.

- Mark Kistler

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Thank you for your support, and let us pray for a peaceful month ahead.


Warmest Regards,

The e-borneo.com e-Team,

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