Thursday, April 03, 2008

It's Written In The Star(s)

Last month when Wak and I covered a story which I partially wrote here, I sensed that there was a bigger picture to it, one that an amateur reporter like that cakapaje fella would not be able to unearth. Not accredited and unschooled in the fine arts of journalism may be the least of my worries for a story as big as I had sensed; its the dangers behind it which I am not ready for. Maybe I am a coward, but do permit me to explain.

When Wak and I were shown the extent of works being carried to siphon off sand from the Klang River and its banks, the first thing that crossed my mind was the ringgit sign - this is a huge operation involving multi million ringgit! We do not know who is behind the whole show, but there is no way an operation of this size could escape the notice of the local and state authorities. I am not saying there's corruption involved, but when one starts to look at it from different angles, the signs does seem to point in that direction. Realising that we - webtv8 - would be unable to do much here, we called in an alternative media to probe into the matter.

Harakah sent 2 of their reporters and we accompanied them to the scene. With the details taken, we later left Harakah to their own investigations, for we realise that the road ahead twist and turns many directions before it leads to Rome.

Earlier this morning when I went to the shops, I saw a headline in a tabloid on a matter relating to our story - 'Land fraud' - Selangor govt probes multi-million ringgit cheating case, The Star wrote! Skimming through the report, I have no doubt at all the story Wak and I were covering, was but a minuscule of the whole picture. And indeed if it is, the mastermind of the entire operation would go extra length to stop the exposure. And as history has shown in cases not entirely dissimilar, there have been brute force used resulting in deaths of one or two individuals. Foremost in my mind was the BMF Scandal which saw an investigating officer found murdered in a sugarcane plantation in Hong Kong New Territory some many years back. Allahyarham Ahmad Nordin, was his name, and a name that I still carry in my heart though I know him not. But I believe him to be a brave man who was killed in his line of duty, and his murder case has not been solved even till now.

Yes, I admit I am a coward. But if I were to be killed, then let it be when I have been able to uncover a large portion of the story I was covering. Let my death then have a meaning where the traitors of the people and this nation are exposed and their treachery stopped! Still, I am a Muslim and as a Muslim I must remember that I am subjected to His will and His will alone. Which in the end means I am a coward. I pray Allah s.w.t. will give me the strength to do what I should.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Salam Brother,
I guessed you already have this link. Frequent you site and would like to share:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpPm5FWmhac

Regards,
Share Only

cakapaje said...

Wa'alaikumusalam Anon 2:32,

Syukran, Jzkk.

Having listened to the video, I must say, its like being stabbed with a knife.

lance said...

am deeply moved this very entry

that's not coward
that's like being smart
do what you do best
and may you be blessed with the strength

tokasid said...

Salam Shah;

I think thats working smart. You know when we do things we must make sure that lives(ours and others ) are the top priority. This is not war against intruders to our land(unlike Palestine,Afghanistan and Iraq). So in cases like this we work smart. We might initiate something but others might finish it for us.the important thing is get the job done.

You know who to discuss with before doing something grave ,right?

cakapaje said...

Salam lance,

Syukran, Jzkk. Though in my heart I wish there is more that can be done.

cakapaje said...

Wa'alaikumusalam Doc,

But we are in war actually. Only that this was is undeclared - the war against traitors of this nation!

Er...your last question, I don't get you.

Anonymous said...

I am certain that was banana plantation in Hong Kong in the BMF/Carrien saga.

cakapaje said...

Salam Anon 7:27,

Perhaps you are right, perhaps it was a banana plantation.

I gather you are not the same person as Anon 2:32, are you?

Kata Tak Nak said...

These goons are capable of doing anything to safeguard themselves so work smart and be a living hero, dead ones can't even smell the flowers on their graves. Anyway what about the someone across the Atlantic?

Anonymous said...

Salam again Brother.

Anon 7:27 is not me.

I didn't mean to stab anyone with the link. Just want to share the beautiful song with you and others. Sorry if I offended you.

Regards,
Zul.

cakapaje said...

Salam Cikgu,

Lol! I don't intend to be a hero at all! Just want to do the right thing and undo the wrongs.

Er...what about the person near the Atlantic? Honestly, I don't get you.

cakapaje said...

Wa'alaikumusalam Anon Zul,

No, you did not offend me. And yes, it was a beautiful song. Only thing was that it made me feel awkward for not standing up as the song implies.

You're a OK Zul, and its nice to put a name to the comment. Jzkk :)

Kata Tak Nak said...

Shah,
If you are dead undoing the wrong, what would happen to that person? Alah purak-purak bikin tak tahu pulak.

tokasid said...

Shah:

Before you do something grave there are several persons you should discuss with:
1-PakLah
2-Samy vellu
3-Keng Yaik
4-Kayveas.
5-Khir Toyo.

LOL!

Actually..discuss with
1-I don't get you
2- Cikgu Hawa Kota Damansara
3-anak Cikgu Hawa Tepeng
4-Cikgu Nazir khan( takdak sangkut paut dgn Shah Rukh Khan atau Shahrir Khan)

cakapaje said...

Cikgu,

Oh! Like that I got shy shy want to say lah lol! Hopefully I'm not clapping one hand :)

cakapaje said...

Doc,

You and Cikgu ada buat konspirasi teori kah? lol! Tak semena mena tersangkut kat dahan lain lak cerita ini :)

InsyAllah.