---------- Forwarded message ----------From: Diana
Date: Jun 18, 2007 4:57 PM
Subject: Please forward it to anyone who cares enough to make a difference!
Dear fellow bloggers,
I am asking for a favour from all of you 'big' bloggers, to get the
word out about the hazards of the swiftlets that are flying around.
The bird droppings, the increase in the numbers of flies, and the
potential H5N1 influenza, commonly known as 'bird flu'.
I know that there are a lot of shop-lots which are converted in
'swiftlet hotels', and lots more are being built, in areas where
people walk, eat, and even sleep.
How come there is no enforcement of the local by-laws prohibiting the
building of such commercial ventures in residential areas??? And even
if they are built in commercial areas, they are still too close to
where people are living. If this state of affairs continues ad
infinitum, bird flu is bound to rip through our towns with a speed
which will leave the authorities helpless.
Please let anyone know who has the ear of someone influential, because
that is the only way things work here and we could get some light
thrown on this very serious issue.
I am doing this to protect my family. I am not instigating trouble
but my husband and I will fight to protect ourselves and our children.
It is simply too dangerous to let this issue go unnoticed.
Anyone willing to help? Maybe Lim Kit Siang/Jeff Ooi/Teressa Kok?