Monday, June 4, 2007

Salute to the Courage of the Mongols!

Yesterday, in a court in Malaysia, the biggest trial, after Anwar Ibrahim's, in our Malaysian history began.

It was the perfectly Hollywood-scripted tragic high drama case of the brutal murder of a hapless foreigner, a highly intelligent Mongolian beauty who was callously shot and blown to pieces with special explosives by Malaysian Police commandos around October 19th and October 20th last year.

In the dock were three persons- two commandos, Chief Inspector Azilah Hadri, 31 and Corporal Sirul Azhar Umar, 36 and a civilian, Razak Baginda, 47 a well-known political consultant and adviser to Malaysia's, Deputy Prime Minister, Abdul Razak. Razak Baginda is accused of abatement in the crime. They face the death penalty if found guilty.

Amazingly, the opening session ended quickly!

At the eleventh hour, the prosecution team was changed!

The case was adjourned to two weeks' time.

Here are some small words of comfort
found in the writings of my favorite poet, the late Patience Strong for the dear grief-stricken bereaved family of Altantuya Shaariibuu.

What do you do when your heart has been broken?
What do you do when there's nothing much left?
... What do you do when your world starts to crumble-leaving you lifeless, of all hope bereft?
What do you do? Do you drug your hurt spirit-by numbing the mind in your longing for peace? That way lie dead ends, despair and frustration. No comfort there-no relief or release.
What do you do? You face up to your trouble-believing that somewhere behind all the pain-there is a reason, a plan and a purpose-and strength you receive for beginning again.

This extract below is courtesy of

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