It was past midnight.Suddenly the phone rang shattering the silence of the night.
With a heart thumping heavily I grabbed the gadget.
Maa...lekas buka astro awani.Apa jadi kat MAS ni..was the quivering voice at the end of the line.Coming across the mountains from Pahang.
I jumped from my bed and ran to the living room.Switched on the tv and couldnt believe what I was hearing.
Pesawat MH 17 dipercayai ditembak jatuh di Ukraine.
Oh no not again Not MH. ...I was dumb and numb .My heart literally stopped.
Switching to CNN ....it was breaking news .And Malaysia was in the limelight again.So were the other news channels.
In the early hours of the morning,my living hall was filled with news and graphics of the downed plane.Tears rolled down my cheeks for the poor souls struck by the tragedy....
Anger welled for those responsible for this atrocious act.Mass murder of innocent lives..
Do you know anybody on board....I inquired my daughter.
Soon the name of the pilot came over....poor soul.May Allah place you among the blessed and revered.May you be among the syahid.
My heartfelt condolences to those who perished.No words could describe.
Its been 3 days....the answer to the tragedy is yet to be uncovered.
And these past days ....I lost myself in sorrow.Even though I have no one on board that I know of.
I lost too my desire to laugh too.
Issh kalau kena keluarga sendiri entahlah bagaimana nak terima ..
Apa apa pun kita kembali kepada fitrah....bisik hati.
Ya Allah besarnya ujian mu kepada kami rakyat Malaysia.Untuk kali keduanya dalam tempoh lima bulan ini.