Sunday, July 13, 2008
Bila peraturan mengatasi nilai kemanusiaan...akibatnya hanya kerana lambat mendapat tandatangan menteri hasrat seorang anak untuk menatap wajah ayah bagi kali yang terakhir tidak kesampaian. Hal ini yang berlaku kepada adik Aina, anak sulung kepada tahanan ISA, Shahrial Sirin, yang meninggal dunia baru-baru ini. Pada saya hal seumpama ini tidak seharusnya berlaku di Malaysia. Adakah disebabkan birokrasi atau sikap pegawai yang lambat mengambil tindakan, tidaklah diketahui. Yang jelas perkara sudah berlaku. Kecewa bila hal seumpama ini berlaku di Malaysia walhal tidak seharusnya berlaku di Malaysia.
Dear YB Syed Hamid Albar
Re: Aina Mardiah Shahrial, 17
You may not know Aina, she is the eldest daughter of Shahrial Sirin, an ISA detainee. On the afternoon of July 2, about 3 pm, she was admitted into Kajang Hospital. The girl was fighting for her life. The family immediately informed authorities at Kamunting, where her father had been detained for the last 7 years.
Somehow, Shahrial was only told of her daughter's illness at 10.30 am the next day, July 3. Aina's mother made a personal appeal to the authorities at Kamunting to let her daughter be with the dad for the last time. The doctors said Aina had only a few hours of life left, God-willing.
The authorities at Kamunting said they could not release Shahrial. They had to get your signature on the release papers. Yes, YB, your precious signature. Aina's father was finally released at 5pm. It was the longest four-hour journey to Kuala Lumpur. Shahrial got to her daughter's side at 9.45 pm. He was too late. Aina had passed away at 6.20pm without seeing her father.
Thank you, YB, and may Allah bless you and your family.