You may all recall the newly announced mobile service that both the Times of Oman & Al Shabiba had delivered to the public some time ago before the cyclone ever hit our beloved Sultanate of Oman.
It goes by the name: Khabar.
So far, nothing's new in this piece of news up until here.
But here's where it gets very wrong and distasteful: I saw an advertisement in the local newspaper today about them doing a promotion for customers to download Gonu disaster pictures after the cyclone had hit them and for a price, too.
Let alone that I know that they couldn't have acquired the rights to sell these MMS pictures to anyone through any means of communication possible to mankind on this Earth; but they are selling off disaster pictures of how Gonu's rains affected us.
We were at the mercy of God, and nature's fury. We were thrown to our knees asking for forgiveness because we did not know what we did or did not do to have this calamity coming our way. And now, some corporate has decided to take the subject lightly by offering pictures of our misery, pictures of how we fell to the ground with a large thump because it needs to make a business?
I think we all agree that what this service provider is doing is awfully wrong.
And I ask that everyone send a letter of complaint to the TRA and tell them of this incident and send a letter of complaint to the head of this company to explain to them the nature of their wrong-doing.
We need to tell them that: WE ARE NOT FOR SALE.
NB: It seems that the 'contact us' feature on the service provider's website has been disabled for one reason or another. If anyone should know who to contact in that company, then please do so immediately.
Thursday, June 28, 2007
Posted by Sleepless In Muscat at 00:06