"Global Sikhs" Humanitarian Group Leads Tsunami Relief Effort

January 8, 2005

Source: The Star


On January 8, 2005 The Star reported, "A 24-member relief team will be leaving Langkawi on two vessels today for Lhokseumawe in north-east Sumatra to bring help to victims there.  It will take with it 150 tonnes of cargo comprising medicine, food, water and other emergency supplies.  The team, which includes six foreigners, is being sent by Global Sikhs - an international humanitarian effort spearheaded by the Malaysian Sikh Youth Organisation.  Organisation president Harwindar Singh said Global Sikhs involved a partnership with United Sikhs, a US-based non-government organisation, and Waves of Mercy, a group of Langkawi-based sailors who had rallied to make ships available for transporting supplies to Aceh."