Friday, March 13, 2009

The Altantuya Foundation has been set up in Bangkok

An association of independent journalists based in Bangkok and coordinated by French Liberation correspondent, Arnaud Dubus, has set up a foundation to offer material support to the family of Mongolian Altantuya Shaariibuu, killed in Malaysia in October 2006.

The Altantuya Foundation aims to bring concrete help to Mr Shaariibuu, the father of the deceased, and her two children, Altanshagai (five years old) and Mungunshagai (12 years old).

“When I met Shaariibuu in Ulan Bator in January, he told me he has not bought clothes for two years as he could not afford it. This sixty-year old man has to work on two different jobs, to be able to take care of his two orphaned grandchildren”, says Arnaud Dubus.

“I am a journalist, but I also have a heart. I could not help feel compassion for the Shaariibuu family”, he adds.

For transparency, the Foundation will be supervised by the Mongolian Embassy in Bangkok. All donations will be given to the Embassy, which will convey them directly to Mr Shaariibuu.

The first donor was Danthong Breen, well-known Thai human rights activist and Chairman of the Union for Civil Liberties. All donors will receive an official receipt. Small contributions (as well as bigger ones, but not too big please) are very much welcome, as any small amount can make a huge difference for the life of the Shaariibuu Family.

Foundation founders consider that it would be a wonderful gesture of human solidarity for people from different Nations, Asian and Western, to show their support for the family of this young interpreter savagely killed at the age of 28 years old.

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Arnaud Dubus, Foundation coordinator

Arnaud Dubus
Bangkok based journalist
Tel : 66 2 3816599
e mail : arnauddubus@yahoo.com
Blog : http://arnodubus.blogspot.com
Website : http://www.arnauddubus.com
adresse skype : arnauddubus
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1 comment:

Samuel Goh Kim Eng said...

HAVE HEART FROM THE START

Let's be proud of any journalist with a heart
Taking on social responsibility on your part
May you from your vocation's tasks never depart
To champion all worthy causes right from the start

(C) Samuel Goh Kim Eng - 120309
http://MotivationInMotion.blogspot.com
Thur. 12th Mar. 2009.

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