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Friday, November 04, 2005

update- ppl still in holiday mode

**ok, this is the latest guys..
Ive spoken to peace msia's project honcho, and he seems very dedicated to the project. We are at a quandary now whether to go ahead and buy the RM1,200 tents..or to contribute to Peace Malaysia in getting their RM612 tents. Figures for tents also seem to be changing. Please note the whole point of project privilege was to channel your money so you know exactly where it is going to. We are aware of people's fears and complaints that money going to aid organisations may sometimes not go where they should.
The team was thinking that with us actually PURCHASING the tents, at least we know all our money goes to tents (worse comes to worst, the tents WILL be used in the end)
The other side of that is that a bigger organisation can bulk buy and get it much cheaper. oh i need to reiterate, this proj has nothing to do with the nst, for those wonderin.
What do all of you think?

Here is what we have so far. Facts and Figures.
1)Peace Malaysia's drive for their South Asian Earthquake Fund.
co-ordinator of Peace Malaysia- Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir
The tents they are buying- designed by Pakistani architects, Hammad Husain and Umar Iqbal Khan. Costs US$170 or RM612. Accommodates five people. The design in called Improvised Rapid All-Weather Shelter. It was approved & endorsed by the Pakistani Army.
What we don't know. How big the tents are.

2) The Pakistan embassy here says the most demanded tents are Ridge Tents. a retired army official who worked in Pakistan for a long time decided to get customed made (also military approved) tents to ship to Pakistan. They have had around 2,000 orders. I spoke to him and he said its non profit, but if we want to buy the tents we have to say how much we want, because they have to make it. its RM1,200, waterproof and winterproof and is 14 feet by 14 feet. They say it can accomodate up to 8 people. This particular supplier has the support of the Pakistan embassy here.
What we don't know. Whether this is an acceptable price?

So there you go. We would appreciate your opinions, so we can make a decision. Please bear with us, we're trying to work as quick as we can. But its important for us to make the best decision.

Meanwhile, time is of the essence, please pledge. We need to know how much we can get and this will effect our decision. Please forward this like mad today & tmrw!!!



At 8:04 AM, Blogger Love but Hate said...

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At 8:29 AM, Blogger kamion said...

I guess you need to find out about the tents Peace M'sia are going to buy before u can decide. Just to confirm they are "winter proof".
How do you order the Pakistan embassy "approved" tents? Any idea who makes them?
The advantage of the larger organisation is their logistics in getting stuff over to the disaster area. You will need to establish how to get the tents over to Pakistan, and handing it over to the relief efforts upon arrival at the port to be sent to where they are needed.

Yang Han

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