15 Jan '11, 3am

sat4291: キルギスのバラク村がアメリカのバラク・オバマ大統領に援助を求める手紙を書いたら、返事が来て病院が建設されるとか。日本の小浜市もがんばれ。 (via ST iPhone App)

BISHKEK - DESPERATE for help to solve their living problems, the residents of a village named Barak in Kyrgzystan hit on an unusual solution - writing a letter to their famous namesake, Barak Obama. Even more surprisingly, the United States president wrote back and promised aid to the village in a Central Asian state that is a key strategic partner for Washington, a Kyrgyz lawmaker told the parliament on Friday. Residents appealed to Mr Obama for help with land disputes and for money to build hospitals and schools after failing to receive support from their own beleaguered government, Kyrgyz lawmaker Baktybek Kalmamatov told the parliament. 'Obama received the letter and even answered it, promising financial aid,' Mr Kalmamatov said, adding that Barak residents had created a foundation to pay for building hospitals, schools and kindergartens. The politician from the libera...

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