Pink Borneo’s World Water Day

About a month from today, on the 22nd March 2012, the world will be celebrating a world wide event call World Water Day. ‘World Water Day’ has been observed on 22 March since 1993 when the United Nations General Assembly declared 22 March as World Day for Water.

This day was first formally proposed in Agenda 21 of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Observance began in 1993 and has grown significantly ever since; for the general public to show support, it is encouraged for the public to not use their taps throughout the whole day, the day has become a popular Facebook trend.

[Malaysia World Water Day facebook Page]

Malaysia World Water Day Facebook Image

The UN and its member nations devote this day to implementing UN recommendations and promoting concrete activities within their countries regarding the world’s water resources. Each year, one of various UN agencies involved in water issues takes the lead in promoting and coordinating international activities for World Water Day. Since its inception in 2003, UN-Water has been responsible for selecting the theme, messages and lead UN agency for the World Day for Water.

In addition to the UN member states, a number of NGOs promoting clean water and sustainable aquatic habitats have used World Day for Water as a time to focus public attention on the critical water issues of our era. Every three years since 1997, for instance, the World Water Council has drawn thousands to participate in its World Water Forum during the week of World Day for Water. Participating agencies and NGOs have highlighted issues such as a billion people being without access to safe water for drinking and the role of gender in family access to safe water. In 2003, 2006 and 2009, the UN World Water Development Report was launched on the occasion of the World Water Day. The fourth Report is expected to be released around 22 March 2012.

The theme of 2012 is: Water and Food Security: The World is Thirsty Because We are Hungry. Coordinated by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. The visual identity and communication campaign is by UN-Water.

 We are able to find websites that are emphasizing the important of the event such as:

  1. Greening the blue
  2. UN Water dot org

and many more. Sabah, Malaysia government had also came a website & event to the awareness of all Sabahan toward the event at Hari Air Sedunia 2012.

In conjunction with the event of World Water Day 2012 themed ‘Water And Food Security’, the State Goverment via the Water Department (JANS), Department Of Irrigation & Drainage (DID), Public Works Department (PWD) and Institution Of Engineers Malaysia, Sabah (IEMS) will be organising a state level conference, exhibition and educational visit at Grand Ballroom, The Pacific Sutera Resort, Sutera Harbour, Kota Kinabalu on the 20th-22nd March 2012.

Participation for the events is opened to water supply, sewerage, wastewater, irrigation, drainage and food industries.

The organiser with the Sabah Professional Photographers’ Society (SPPS) will also hold a photograph competition according to the event’s theme that will be opened to two categories; open and student until 12.00 noon, 10th March 2012.

The rules and regulations for the Photograph Competition and any further information required regarding the events; please call the Secretariat at +6 088-259122 or email to: iemsabah@sabah.org.my or iemsabah.adm@gmail.com. For Photograph Competition entry form download and other information please click this link.

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Gay U.S. Airways Flight Attendant Stripped Naked, Tied, Strangled to Death in Mexico City

We are now in the month of November. Over the months of September & October, we kept receiving & hearing news of gay bully, gay murder. I am sad for the ‘gets-better’ time is not here yet I suppose. My purpose to post these news is hoping Gay Community Kota KinabaluSabah Borneo,Malaysia are aware of things happened out there. And I started to think or better word to describe, I wonder if such things also happened here locally, yet it had been covered up.

We, Kota Kinabalu gay community better start looking into this matter. I received another horrific news of gay murder as per the title above: Gay U.S. Airways Flight Attendant Stripped, Tied, Strangled to Death in Mexico City

POSTED BY  ON OCT 31, 2011: 27-year-old Nick Aaronson’s body was found naked on his hotel bed, with his hands tied behind his back and a belt around his neck this weekend. The U.S. Airways flight attendent had been strangled to death, and his body showed signs of choking and beating beforehand.

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Another High School Hate Crime Video Bully in America

The hate crime toward gays is getting worst nowadays. Several internet news reported these bullying took place in the United States of America.

I am very much hoping, Sabah Borneo of Malaysia has no such bullying happening, however if there is, please do not hesitate to let us, Pink Borneo know. We are to stand up for you!

The  following news is taken from Unicornbooty blog:

POSTED BY  ON OCT 28, 2011 – It looks like the bully caught on tape beating a gay student into a concussed puddle at Union-Scioto High School in Chillicothe, Ohio isn’t going to get away with just a three day suspension after all. The Chillicothe Gazettereports that criminal charges are to be brought against him today.

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Savagely beaten, tied to a lamppost and burned alive: Horrific fate of hotel manager who was murdered ‘for being gay’

By STEPHANIE DARRALL

Killed: Stuart Walker was found found dead with 'horrible injuries' by the side of the road and may have been the victim of a gay hate attack

gay man who was killed and left at the side of the road with ‘horrific’ injuries could have been the victim of a homophobic attack, it has emerged.

It’s believed Stuart Walker, 28, was beaten andburned alive before he was tied to a lamppost and left there in the early hours of Saturday morning.

His charred remains were found by a member of the public at 5am on Saturday in Cumnock,Ayrshire, Scotland.

Detectives today launched a murder inquiry following the grim discovery, with streets in a nearby industrial estate sealed off as part of the ongoing investigation.

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You don’t need to avoid Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia for your Winter Vacation

As per the blog by Unicornbooty, the report on their website is not completely wrong about: Planning a winter vacation? Avoid these gay-executing & imprisoning countries. From my previous writing:

“The gay scene in Malaysia is thriving; although it is still mostly underground, it is basically tolerated by the “live-and-let-live” attitude of the locals.

From travel industry’s perspective, Sabah has all the important qualities to successfully develop Pink Borneo; Sabah has outstanding quality of flora and fauna, and the natives have rich and diverse tradition and culture. Most visitors find that the locals in Sabah are generally friendly to all visitors regardless of their cultural background or sexual orientation. Sabah’s hotel industry is also booming and this provides a wide range of accommodation to suite everyone’s budget and preference. There are also several gay-owned or gay-friendly establishments to support the development of Pink Borneo, ranging form backpacker hostel, pub and club, restaurant, spa centre, hair-salon, boutique, photography, event organiser, etc. Since all major destinations in Sabah such as Sepilok Orangutan Centre, Selingan Turtle Island, Tabin Wildlife Sanctuary, Danum Vally Research Centre, etc. are well documented; visitors find it easy to enjoy their special interests. Finally, with the increasing number of direct flights coming to Kota Kinabalu, Sabah has become accessible to travellers from all over the world.”

CONCEPTUAL DEVELOPMENT OF PINK BORNEO

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Another shocking news: 15-year-old Gay Teen Commits suicide

This week, Pink Borneo is to focus on awareness of ‘calling’ my people from Sabah pertaining Spirit Day 20/10/2011 that we have translated toKadazandusun languageTadau do Sunduvan – Spirit Day 20th October 2011! I am hoping, my Sabahan LGBT community realizes how lucky we are in this land, to really ponder and feel the pain out there; then to think what we can do to to show at least a little support, for there are too many cases happened out there! Our voice is needed!

latest news on the 17th October 2011, another 15-year-old gay teen committed suicide after Jamey Rodemeyer.

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Please click here to read the full story.

SPCA KK Awareness and Fund-Raising Campaign – Update

10 October 2011, Kota Kinabalu – Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Kota Kinabalu (SPCA KK) had successfully raised an amount of RM7,300.00 on the 8th & 9th October 2011, venue City Mall Kota Kinabalu. Through this campaign, volunteers utilized all their heart, might, mind & strength, hoping to stir awareness to the public of the importance of helping animals from being cruelly treated & urged the public to understand the law that could be applied on those who abuse the animal.

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