Wednesday, January 31, 2007

A tragedy

This blog was created from original messages and from write up and in various e-mails (italicised) and discussion e-Groups. So the language is a mixed of Malay and English.
- Blog owner.

Terima mesej ini melalui e-mail dari sahabat saya (exLLN) Sdr Ismail Omar pada pagi Selasa 23hb Jan 2007:

I thought you may want to know if you have not heard already,
Dato Yeop Adlan's son Bakti passed away in Australia in a car accident.

Innaa-lillaah ………………………. Al-Faatihah.

Takziah kita kepada Sdr Yeop Adlan dan isteri beliau Mimi serta keluarga.

Majlis tahlil telah diadakan di Mesjid TUDM Shah Alam untuk beberapa hari.

Telah diberi tahu bahawa jenazah telah tiba di Kuala Lumpur pada petang 30hb Jan. 2007, dan selepas disembahyangkan di Mesjid TUDM Shah Alam, telah di semadi kan di Tanah Pekuburan Section 21, Shah Alam* pada kira2 selepas pukul 10.30 malam.

*Disitu jugalah semadinya kawan2 kita Arwah Mohyee Wardi, Arwah Yunus Mizan, Arwah Azmir Che Wan dan Arwah Jaafar Manaf.

Allahyarham Bakti Adlan bin Yeop Adlan was the only son of Yeop Adlan. He was a young 25 year-old promising single handicapper golfer and had gone to Brisbane to pursue a golf management course when tragedy struck.

Last night ramai MCOBs kat masjid, mainly Yeop's batch. Everything was punctual and jenazah left for burial at about 10.30pm. Alhamdullilah.

Many reasons, Haji, why the process takes a long time. My explanation below assumes that all documentation and legal procedures are fine - I am sure I have missed out some steps.

At the foreign country, first is to wait for completion of the post-mortem. If no problems (e.g. body not needed by coroner), then formally claim the body and complete the paperwork thereon. Then the preparation of the body by Muslim undertaker untuk dimandi & dikapankan, etc and sealing in a casket and transported to the cargo terminal. Then more paperwork for clearance as a cargo item on an aircraft. Then to book space on an airline and be given one after all the paperwork is completed and shown to the cargo and airline companies. Finally, loading of the casket on the aircraft and flight time.

In Malaysia, after touchdown the cargo is taken to the cargo centre at KLIA after all passengers have left the aircraft. Then you have to undergo normal clearance procedures for the cargo (boleh dicepatkan on compassionate grounds). Then to the mosque for prayers and finally burial.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Welcome back.

Sdr Razak Embung is back. Alhamdulillah.

We are very pleased to welcome him and his family into the fold.

Monday, January 01, 2007


For future Hari Raya.

Hari Raya Haji 31 Dec 2006

Some of us had a day at Nik's place at Janda Baik (1/2 hour drive east from KL) on the Eid ul-Adha occassion. The handsome couple and their children & spouses and grandchildren played hosts to all the visitors. Local treat breakfast and home cooked Malaysian lunch were served.

And for the kampong folks, Nik & family (and friends) slaughtered 8 cows and distributed these to them.

A very fruitful day spent.

Thank you Nik & Daisy, may Allah bless you both.