Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Modern Twist to legend

Today's the Star newspaper (27 May, 2009) from Malaysia.

LEGEND has it that friends and supporters of scholar-poet Qu Yuan threw dumplings into the river to save Qu but some 80 women threw mud balls instead into the sea off the Gurney Drive coast in Penang on Sunday to save Mother Earth.

The group of women from various non-governmental organisations (NGO) in Penang was spotted throwing a total of 2,589 effective microorganisms (EM) mud balls and 100 litres of EM activated solution into the sea with only their hats and umbrellas as their shields against the blazing sun.

Penang Youth, Sports, Women, Family and Community Development Committee chairman Lydia Ong Kok Fooi said the mud balls were thrown as a symbolic gesture in conjunction with the Bak Chang (Dumpling) Festival and Mother’s Day.

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Modern Twist to legend

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