Either they have heard me, been stung by my sarcasm of their stinginess or feel that Pakistan deserves more money than tsunami victims, whatever, I am glad that Kuwait and UAE have decided to donate US$100 million each to the earthquake stricken Pakistan.
UAE has been the first Gulf nation to send a team of rescuers to Kashmir after the disaster.
While not sneering at Kuwait’s generous donation, I still cannot help but contrast the US$100 million it now promises fairly impoverish Pakistan to the US$500 million it gave to a very rich America for Katrina's damage.
Then, of course there was the shameful initial US$2 million it gave to the entire group of tsunami victims, a sum far less than what formula 1 racing driver Michael Schumacher gave from his personal pockets. Indeed I wonder how Kuwait worked out which country/countries needs or needed more than the other?
Somehow, despite the very generous US$100 million, I cannot help contrasting it with its other two extreme donations, one a humongous US$500 million and at the other end, a shameful misery US$2 million.