- I can accept taking action on a man who was in power but putting the women in his life in harm’s way is going too far. Two weeks ago you raided his mother’s house and today you remand his wife and plan on charging her the same day her husband is due in court. I suppose tomorrow makes for a great picture and media circus…. The dreaded call came in at 4am. Too sad to cry, too angry to scream, I just got up, took wuduk and prayed tahjud for Mummy.
I pray that Mummy remains calm and composed because knowing her she’s probably worried about everyone at home. I know she’s wondering – “How’s Gina taking it? I hope she still goes to class today. Is Adam ok?”. Mummy, even if you can’t hear me, please know that I am fine. I will get out of bed and go to class and Adam will be patiently waiting for you on FaceTime. Please try to eat and get some rest tonight.
No matter how hard the circumstances are, I will always stand by the woman who gave birth to me, wiped my tears away when I was down, slept with me when I was sick and taught me how to stand on my own two feet.
In your words this morning mummy, inshallah, we will persevere. 🙏🏻
steadyaku47 comment : I know that you are traumatized by what has happened to your mother and I, among others, empathize and sympathise with your plight as a daughter whose mother is now under remand for reasons which will soon be known to us all, sometime today…but let me try to put things in perspective.
Many times in the past decade of government under the leadership of your kleptocratic father, we have seen other daughters, sons, wife, father, mother, brothers and sister…and others….we have seen them go through what you are now going through. You said “I can accept taking action on a man who was in power but putting the women in his life in harm’s way is going too far”. Let me answer that not with words but with this one image that has not left my mind from the time I first saw it. Not only was the husband of this lady no longer in power then, but, do you understand that what your father did with this lady is no different from the one now being taken upon your mother? But unlike your mother, this lady did not have “a total of 567 handbags in 37 different brands. The Hermes bags alone were worth 51.3 million ringgit ($17 million)” but that did not bother your father much…did it?
You are concerned with the “media circus” and the emotions that physical separation from your loves had imposed upon you and your family. The daughters, sons, wife, father, mother, brothers and sister…and others whose loved one were taken from them by the authorities during the time of your father’s kleptocratic government had “other worries”.
What are the worries that the “others” that I speak of have? Some had their loved ones taken from them in the dead of night and taken to places unknown. They were not informed of the reasons why their loved ones were taken away for, how long for and if they would see them again dead or alive. Some of them have had not only their loved ones taken from them but that loved ones that has been taken away by the authorities, was also their sole bread-winner, the provider of food and shelter for them and those left behind had to fend for their needs by themselves….no millions stashed away in places unknown for them to depend on.
Be grateful that you can still give vent to your worries and concerns for your mother as she is about to face her day in court. Give thanks that whatever that is going to be done to her and with her, will be done in the full glare of public scrutiny and “due process of law” and be grateful that you and your family will have the best lawyers that money will buy (and that certainly should NOT include that Shafee guy!) and that you and your family can still continue to live the life of extravagance and ostentatiousness that you have all grown accustomed to.
And yes…do pray….but do remember that the many Haj trips that your parents took to Mecca to “atone’ for their kleptocratic way, never did them any good…did it?
I too shall pray…I shall pray that justice is served and that our people and our country will at last see that your parents understand that when they take billions, steal or scammed billions of ringgits that belongs to the rakyat, even if you escaped punishment on this earth, the hereafter will still be their Waterloo…for Allah still awaits them.
In the case of your parents it would seem that heaven (or should I say hell?) will have to wait….Tun Mahathir and his government wants to have their pound of flesh first…and so do we!