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GLOBAL SIKHS is an international relief effort to help the victims of the Tsunami in South East Asia. The mission is open to people from all races, religions and nationalities. The mission is a partnership between Sikh Naujawan Sabha Malaysia, a 41-year old Malaysian-based youth organization, UNITED SIKHS, an international non-profit human development NGO, and Waves of Mercy, a group of Langkawi-based sailors. Our mission is to assist the humanitarian relief operations in Aceh, Indonesia, in the most effective manner possible.

GLOBAL SIKHS Finds New Village 20 Days Later
(Jan 15)
By Habhajan Singh

The GLOBAL SIKHS team made a major breakthrough yesterday. They found a village in one of their search and rescue missions. What they found there was simply heartbreaking: A village of thousands left with probably less than half of its population. Worse still, they had no contact with the outside world, except for one air drop a couple of days after the tsunami.

Immediately upon making contact with the village, our people on board the vessels at Aceh got in touch with the mission Command Centre based at the headquarters of Sikh Naujawan Sabha Malaysia (Malaysian Sikh Youth) at Kuala Lumpur. The centre is manned 24-hours by volunteers.

Immediately, the centre operators placed an urgent call to the US embassy in Kuala Lumpur, which got in touch with the US Navy ships in the area. At the same time, the Command Centre also alerted the Singapore armed forces, through some contacts. The Singapore armed forces have a base at Meulaboh, south of the newly identified village of Lho Paroe.

Malaysia's biggest English newspaper, THE STAR, carried a report on the engagement. The article was written by a senior journalist, BK Sidhu, a name well known in the Malaysian business circle.

The report also carries some photographs just released.

This is an amazing turn of events. Our people have been able to contribute significantly to the humanitarian relief effort underway at Aceh, Indonesia.

The team -- which also includes the international human development organisation UNITED SIKHS and the simply amazing group of Langkawi-based sailors WAVES OF MERCY, have played its part, and will contrinue to do so in this mission. We seek your continued support and prayer.

For the latest on this, do visit the mission website at

God bless.

-- habhajan singh

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