Indonesia's popular Muslim party will launch a fund raising campaign this weekend for the Palestinians, whose Hamas-led government is in financial dire straits after Western countries halted aid.The Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) will organize a rally on Sunday in the capital Jakarta to kick off the campaign, said party official Muhammad Razikun and the rally is expected to draw 100,000 party supporters."This campaign is to show our solidarity with the Palestinians, who have been punished for their democratic choice," Razikun said.PKS chairman Tifatul Sembiring said the campaign aimed to raise 10 million dollars in one month and called on Indonesians to give 10,000 rupiah (about one dollar) each to help the Palestinians."To all PKS supporters in Indonesia, I appeal to you to pitch in to ease the burden of the Palestinian people," he was quoted as saying by the state Antara news agency.The PKS is popular especially among young urban Muslims. Although a newcomer in the 2004 parliamentary elections, it finished first in Jakarta with 24 percent of the vote. It has 45 seats in the 550-strong national parliament.
I could not believe my eyes when I read it. 10 million IDR for Palestinian’s people !!!!
We were facing Mt. Merapi eruption and they organized a rally to help Palestinian’s?
Did they read in the newspaper that there was not enough food in the refugee camp? That we still need more shelter for the refugee? Did they aware that the refugee might lose their home ? Did they aware that not just the people in the Mt. Merapi's shelter who need our help ? Did they aware that our Aceh people still need our help ? Did they aware that our children need a new construction for their school ?
Our own people need our help but those people under the name of “solidarity” made a rally to help the Palestinian’s ?
I felt sorry for Palestinians people; I disagree with the way western country punished them.
But I’d rather let our government show their sympathy through their diplomatic channel instead of made a rally for Palestinian’s donation.
I did not blame the party rally, but it would be nice if they made the rally for our own people first.
With that 10 million IDR we could help the refugee of Mt. Merapi from hunger and sickness. Help them to re-build their lives. Help our children have a good construction for their school.
I just wish that the PKS leader will switch the donation to our own country. Hope that the PKS party made the rally not because they want to increase their popularity.
I just wish .....