TV SMITH's Dua Sen: Tsunami
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TSUNAMI
by TV Smith
26/12/04


Update: Malaysia & Regional Tsunami Disaster Information / Resource Page

In the immediate aftermath of this morning's devastating earthquake - PPS's network of bloggers rose to the occasion - providing personal and timely reports from various parts of the country. A tidal wave of pings to PPS brought unique and firsthand accounts of the tragedy to many Malaysians caught unaware.

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Juggernaut Jeff Ooi once again led the pack with a summary of news sources and pertinent updates. Since today is a press holiday, there are no major print publications available on the stands. The Internet and the broadcast medium delivered the grim news to many late-waking Malaysians.

Northern bloggers Lilian, Lone, Lucia Lai and Peter Tan (also via Penang Bloggers) provided early glimpses from the hardest hit part of our country. Forummers at iPenang posted aftermath pictures of overturned beach chairs and jolted tourists.

Bloggers from the rest of the nation - AlwaysWow, Applegal, Prema, Inevitable, Bobjots (among others) - blogged about how they were shaken from slumber or evacuated from homes.

The web sites of Bernama, NST, The Star, The Sun and Malaysiakini featured breaking news while The Malay Mail's site was still stuck with a headline of Patricia's murder at the time of writing. The Star posted a line at the bottom of its report: "If you have any real-life experience to share on this earthquake, please mail our newsdesk".

Bloggers did just that.

© 2004 TV SMITH
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See also: BLOGGING FOR DUNGUS | PRATY | SANCTIMONEY | MALAYSIA TSUNAMI INFO & RESOURCE   

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