An Open Letter To Kosmo!

Sent: Mon, Jul 27, 2009 at 11:51 PM

Kehadapan Editor Kosmo! Yang Dihormati,

Assalamualaikum dan Selamat Sejahtera.

Jikalau awak beragama Islam, saya nasihatkan awak mengambil air sembahyang dan bertafakur atas kesalahan-kesalahan awak. Jika awak bukan beragama Islam, saya nasihatkan awak bertafakur menurut agama yang awak percayai. Jika awak seorang atheist, saya menasihatkan awak supaya bertafakur mengenangkan mangsa mangsa penganiayaan yang tidak bersalah seperti budak-budak kecil yang ibu bapa mati di dalam peperangan dan sebagainya.

Kerana, awak telah membenarkan wartawan awak menerbitkan satu artikel yang mengaibkan seseorang, ketika beliau sedang pergi menemui Tuhan nya.

Apa yang awak buat, zalim, berlandaskan nafsu mahu akhbar awak laris. Keji, mungkin Keji dan Jijik lebih sesuai, ayat yang digunakan untuk perbuatan ini.

Saya kasihani semua warga penerbitan Kosmo! yang secara tidak langsung akan menerima kutukan padah perbuatan seorang editor yang membenarkan artikel ini diterbitkan.

Awak telah menghancurkan hati ibu bapa Yasmin Ahmad, dan awak bertindak seolah olah, awak tidak kisah jika orang lain menghancurkan hati ibu bapa awak sebagaimana awak buat pada keluarga Yasmin Ahmad.

Saya harap, pihak Kosmo! dapat menghantar atau menerbitkan satu surat meminta maaf di atas perbuatan hina, keji dan jijik ini. Sungguh tidak adil sama sekali.

Wassalam.

Nurol (“Abby”) Latif

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May my silent whisper be heard

She made us

believe.

We connect through

Our love

for the moon
for Rumi

Our respect

for Tun Mahathir

She told us

there’s no greater love than the love for God.

She says,

Assalamualaikum

and it makes you smile.

She touched us

in different ways.

She has held our hands and guide us

sometimes without us knowing it.

To her family. I send my condolences.

To her friends. I send my strength.

To her Beloved, I send this prayer,

Thank you for sharing her with us. Thank you for giving us a chance to taste her love. Now we return her to You, full time, for she, who has not bear a child, will tonight and for the rest of time, have children all around the world, who will pray for her, on every other second, and on every other day, celebrate the life and love we have been blessed with her. She has found peace, and she has met the Divine Love, and we, her children, could not be more happier for her.

Ameen.

Lets go to Carlos at Pavillion tonight at 9pm to party!!!

Remember that Charity Party post?
Taken from Facebook Courtesy of Dr. Hartini
Taken from Facebook Courtesy of Dr. Hartini
Its RM80 for a good cause.Its RM80 for some good music and lots of great people to network with.

Its RM80 for the kids. Those kids who were taken their rights for free education supposedly provided by this Government we voted for (no, not me, I don’t vote).

So come, please, if you can’t come due to prior engagements, do spread the word around.

This morning, I woke up and the first note I read on Facebook is Hartini’s note and its a good one to start the day with.

Excerpt from Tini’s Note today:-

” Funny, coincidental things happen when you’ve beein involved in NurSalam- things ( I call them little miracles or ‘nods from God’ ) just fall into place and things that were seemingly difficult or hard to do just work out in time,faith and with patience. The fundraiser tonight is , I believe, another little ‘nod from God ‘that we’re doing something right-so many friends, family, strangers, friends of friends have pitched in,once again to make sure that we raise funds for our educational centre and ensure that all children have the opportunity to go to school..even if it is a primary school education for now!

The UN Convention non the Rights of the Child says in Articles 28 and 29th of every child’s right to free and equal primary school education. Yet here and many countries abroad, many are denied this inherent right because they have no proper or complete documents or in our case, no Malaysian documents.So many inherent rights that many of us take for granted…the right to an identity, the right to be a child, the right to a nationality, to access to health and free education..yet many, many will never have these rights given.

I digress again..sorry..but true story to drive my point home…

Yesterday a family dropped by our centre about lunch time. The father had been involved in a motorcycle accident, felll and cracked his head. Painful, painful, ordeal but he’s fine even if he did have only 3 days of medical leave. He was afraid of losing his job but he was even more afriad not to come to our centre because he wanted to amke sure that his almost 6 year old stateless son could enrol in our school.

You know, the school we haven’t built?

I told him that we hadn’t built it yet and in the meantime, there were 12 other stateless children from our centre who had just enrolled in a refugee centre to have some kind of educational services- Tuesday to friday, 12- 4pm. The commute was long -almost an hour there and another hour ( or more, depending on traffic) back.

The commute was too far for the parents to send and pick up their son everyday, so could he please stay with us on the days when there were school. I am struck by the fact that the child is so young- too young to be separated from the family for 4 days every week, but the child and parents are insistent. He wants to go to school, he tells me. He’s big and he is fine staying with us.”

We are born alone but to be selfless. We are given privileges to the best education our parents can provide us. But these kids, they don’t have parents, or some, not registered to their parents. Lets help them read and write and earn the privilege of education. I couldn’t bear knowing these kids can’t be allowed to go to school just because they don’t have a stupid paper from a stupid government just to say which state they belong to. Its too ridiculous.

If you want to change the mentality of the people. Lets start from these kids. I’m sure your efforts will be worth while.

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Pukul Tiga Pagi

Saya masih belum tidur.

Saya masih belum makan malam.

Saya masih belum kemas bilik.

Saya perlu ke pejabat esok pagi tidak lewat dari pukul sepuluh setengah.

Saya perlu basuh pinggan di bawah dan sapu dapur.

Saya kekurangan tidur dan tenaga.

Penyakit Insomnia dan Sindrom OCD ini semakin melampau.

Saya rindu perasaan mempunyai seseorang.

*keluhan*

Nursalam Fundraiser Party at Carlos Pavillion, July 11, 2009

Courtesy of the Organisers
Courtesy of the Organisers

Press Release – July 6, 2009

Nursalam, Malaysia Think Tank and Friends of Nursalam will hold a fundraising event at Carlos Pavillion on July 11, 2009 from 9pm onwards. The event has been organised to raise funds for a private school for stateless and disadvantaged children.

The event programme will see a mixture of activity and entertainment throughout the night to help raise funds as well as items auctioned off for the same reason. Entertainment will also be provided, with a guest appearance by Zainal Abidin of Hijau and Headwind fame. Zainal has agreed to sing for charity. Shruthi and NROCINU will perform their hit songs. Proceeds from tickets sales which cost RM80 per head go straight into the fund and a percentage of food and beverage sales from Carlos that night will be donated to Nursalam too. Mushi Mushi DJs will provide the music. PT Angels and Isadora will perform cabaret acts.

For more information, please email dinazaman@gmail.com and sumaywoo@yahoo.com

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