This morning, as I was making my cuppa in the pantry, my colleagues asked me if i still remember Norhashimah Wahid - one lady who used to sit in front of my mentor's room in our old office. Of course I remember her - she's one beautiful, friendly and active lady. If you know how blur I could be with the going-ons in my workplace and its people, that kind of remarks is genuinely a compliment - I pay attention to people who touch other's life in small or big ways. She is one of those people with a big heart.
He told me she passed away this morning, leaving behind her beloved husband and a 2-year old little girl. I gasped for air to breathe because I couldn't believe that she succumbed to illness while undergoing her 7-months PTD course in Kem Jugra Banting - I recalled her being such a sportswoman. How could that be?!
You must have read about her demise here. I wonder why our Diplomatic Officers had to go through such harsh training. I wonder why the training organiser (Read:Gomen) could be so heartless. I wonder why even in Malaysia, our life could be so cheap.
We had enough death of our youngsters in PLKN camps, lock-ups and roads. We had enough mysterious deaths of those people who fight for human rights. We had enough of being treated as if we are worthless. No one deserve to die under her circumstances - it's so inhumane and illogical.
It's heartbreaking. Those responsible lost their mind and that caused her beloved family to lose a wife, a mother and a daughter.
Al-fatihah to Allahyarhamah Norhashimah Wahid. May her soul rest amongst the righteous. May God grant her loved ones strength, soothes their weary hearts, guide their wondering minds.