It's your own fault

Kompas – October 30, 2010
It's your own fault

Alie: It’s your own fault for living in Mentawai, why didn’t you just become the speaker of the House!

Comments by gaffe-prone House of Representatives (DPR) speaker Marzuki Alie following the October 25 tsunami that hit the Mentawai Islands off West Sumatra leaving 112 dead and 152 missing have been slammed as insensitive and hurtful after he said Wednesday that people living on islands should expect to be swept away by tsunamis and that they should relocate.