Landslide: Search to continue despite darkness and rain

The Star Online reported at 9.34pm that the search and rescue operation will continue until all victims buried under the landslide at Rumah Anak-anak Yatim Hidayah in Hulu Langat are recovered.

Photo from The Star Online Gallery.

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Ismail Omar said the operation involved 200 personnel from the Fire and Rescue Department, Special Search and Rescue Team Malaysia (Smart), Civil Defence Department and the police. “The search and rescue operation will continue until all victims are found despite the darkness and rain.”

Ismail urged the public to stay away from the area so as not to disturb rescuers in their work.

The landslide this afternoon had killed nine and leaving seven still buried. Firemen and villagers managed to pull out nine alive by 10pm from the Rumah Anak Yatim Hidayah, Madrasah Al-Takwa, Jalan Felcra Semungkus, 14th mile, Hulu Langat, near Kajang.

The dead and alive have been sent to the Ampang and Kajang Hospitals.

My thoughts and prayers are with the orphans.


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I Remember You: Princess Diana

I selected the theme ‘I Remember You‘ for the Sketchbook Project 2102 and previously, I thought that I flip through my album and draw people in the photos. But I changed my mind. I decided to pay tribute to inspiring people (deceased) that I had known since I was young. Princess Diana was one. I wanted to draw Saloma first but I couldn’t find the right picture. Will search again later.

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So these are the names in my drawing list:

  • Princess Diana
  • Saloma
  • Normadiah
  • Saadiah
  • Anita Mui
  • Audrey Hepburn (as per suggestion by Nurul)

Will add to the list from time to time. Given a page for the title, I have 15 spreads to draw. 14 left.


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My Sketchbook 2012 is here!

Received it 2 days ago!

The sketchbook for this one is a bit wider and the weight is not much different than the previous one. If last year they used Moleskine, this year’s sketchbook is custom-made and made from high quality 100% recycled paper milled in the Pacific Northwest, printed with vegetable-based inks and produced with renewable energy. They enhanced the strength of the cover and selected wire saddle stitching so that each book is easier to rebind if necessary.

I had just drawn a spread, will post it up in my next post. Do you like to join this project? Head on to The Sketchbook Project World Tour 2012.

Check out my sketchbook that I submitted last year for The Sketchbook Project 2011 which is on tour now in the USA.

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