Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Hostel Ravaged By Fire

The Metro tabloid on October 24, 2008, reported a hostel ravaged by fire causing 2 fatalities, children of the age of 4 and 6. The hostel, apart from housing 51 orphans, was also the shelter for 9 low-income families, including a single mother with 9 children.

Late Monday afternoon, several representatives of Kelab Kami Prihatin, accompanied YB Doctor Lo'lo' who, as the Chairman of the Lajnah Kebajikan dan Kemasyarakatan PAS Pusat, visited the scene in hope of meeting the orphans and the families involved. The group was met by an Ustaz Riduan, the manager of another hostel nearby, and was informed that while the orphans are temporarily placed in a home in Rawang, the families mentioned above are given shelter in his hostel for the time being. The YB Doctor and the group were then brought into the ruins of the hostel building and were told of the horrible incident of the night.

In the confusion that surely must have taken place that night, the 2 children are believed to be on one of the upper floors of the 4storey wooden building. The fire (causes of which are still unknown), swept through the building where the upper floors soon collapsed. Along with the thick smoke which was asphyxiating, the residents fled the building. It was only then when the father realised that his son was trapped in the building. Though he tried to rush back into the building in a bid to save his son, the fire and smoke stopped him. We were then told of the heart-wrenching part where the father could not do anything but watched his son engulfed by the flames.

The YB Doctor was then taken to a site a few lots away where stood several metal cabins and perhaps, an unused public hall but one which had no walls, only cemented floor and a roof. These, would most probably be the stay for the families as well as the orphans for a long duration, until a permanent housing can be found. Even then, there is a just need to provide air-condition for the metal cabins which otherwise without, would be like living in an oven with the hot sun above. The YB Doctor will try to seek the assistance of the local authorities, DBKL, to provide financial aid towards this, and at the same time, several units of the PPR which all local authorities normally reserve for emergency use.


Kelab Kami Prihatin, would like to make an appeal to kind-hearted Malaysians to provide financial and in-kind aid to the families and orphans above. The contact persons telephone number for KKP as well as the account number is as below. Whether monetary aid or in-kind, please do inform the ladies. May Allah s.w.t. bless and reward you for your generousity.

Kami Prihatin, Bank Islam: 12113010026150 (see top left panel).
Raja Rozita (Treasurer) 019 357 5057
Siti Aishah: 019 343 6804

26 comments:

Kata Tak Nak said...

What can I say. I am devastated by this news. Hope aid would pour in immediately.

Snowflake said...

Assallamualaikum
Waduh... kasihan banget yea.. Insyallah gw akan lebarkan news ini untuk sama sama membantuin. Ma kasih yea aje, you are really a concerned person. I hope you are in a good health.
Wassallam

Ydiana said...

Salam Shah

Inna lillah hi wa'inna lillah hi roji'un. Allah tests in most mysterious ways and He knows best. Th 2 children, insyaAllah will go to Jannah. Its how the rest of us respond to this piece of news counts now.

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Roti Kacang Merah said...

Allaaahu akbar... Inna lillah hi wa'inna lillah hi raaji'un...

that said, rezeki anak-anak, pergi bertemu The Creator pada malam Jumaat di bulan Syawal...

AuntyKama also wrote about it here. Tak boleh bayang perasaan ralat bonda to one of the boys yang pergi.

semoga DBKL, and Baitulmal especially, akan salurkan pertolongan secepat yang mungkin. Kalau tidak, laporkan saja pada Pemudah!!!

cakapaje said...

Salam Cikgu,

InsyAllah, the good-hearted community Malaysians are known for will come to aid the families and orphan. It came quite a shock to me too as I never realised the full extent of the damage. Thanks Cikgu.

cakapaje said...

Wa'alaikumusalam snowy,

Alhamdulillah, I am good, thank you. I pray you are too. And yes, please do spread the news. May Allah reward you for your assistance.

cakapaje said...

Wa'alaikumusalam ydiana,

You are right on the spot, as ever again: How we respond to the news is what matter most. Thank you ydiana.

ps. Your deleted comment, I have actually relayed it to the treasurer. Perhaps, its best you liaise with her.

cakapaje said...

Salam Alin,

Yes, I believe I read AuntyKama's posting too. Dan setentunya kepiluan yang amat melanda kedua ibubapa anak anak tersebut.

Pemudah? Have they taken the role of Biro Aduan as well? Hmm...that's news to me, but thanks Alin.

kak ja said...

Terkenang peristiwa kebakaran yg meragut lbh 20 nyawa penghuni asrama sebuah sekolah agama di Pdg Lumat, Kedah sekitar 20 thn lepas..

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rerama salju said...

Salam CA,
Tq 4 sharing this....need to do something right?

cakapaje said...

Salam kak ja,

Hmm...saya seperti ingat-ingat tidak kejadian itu.

cakapaje said...

ydiana,

Oh, ok. Thanks, again.

cakapaje said...

Wa'alaikumusalam rs,

A'ah, need to do something. Nanti you liaise ngan bendahari Kami Prihatin ye. Thanks :)

arsaili said...

salam...what a bad news...Al Fatihah

Mat Salo said...

Will do what I can.. Insya'Allah. Kasihan mereka bro. I'm comforted to know Heaven awaits them, a respite form this cruel and unfair world...

BTW, dah pecahkan temblang to Chegu re: Nov. 29. See comments in my latest post.

Kerp (Ph.D) said...

yea, lets pray that help will be generously on its way. kesian betul. tu lah orang kata, kalau dah jatuh, ditimpa tangga.

alinaabdullah said...

salam shah. innalillah. hati saya untuk mereka. *sedih*

cakapaje said...

Salam arsaili, matsalo, kerp, dan alina,

Maaf, tak jawab personally satu persatu. Sebenarnya, seminggu kebelakangan ini memaksa diri online. Tapi tu pun sekejap saja.
InsyAllah, I'll be dropping in at your blogs.

tokasid said...

Shah: Innalillahi wa inna ilaihi roji'un.

InsyaALLAh bro.

:: Aku :: said...

Innalillahiwainna ilaihiroji'un...

Quite shock bila baca news ni...tak tahu plaks, sbb tak tengok berita kat tv since bln puasa ari...and paper pun tak baca jugak...

Harap dapat banyak bantuan dari orang ramai supaya cepat dapat bangunkan rumah anak2 yatim ni...

p/s: bleh saya copy paste gambar2 and no akaun ni ke blog saya..??

Raina said...

Takziah kpd yg terlibat.
Moga tabah & redha
menghadapi dugaan.
Ujian & tekanan adalah sunnah kehidupan yg fana ini.

Firman Allah swt: “Sesungguhnya pada setiap kesusahan itu ada kesenangan. Maka pada setiap kesusahan itu ada kebaikan.” [al-Insyirah, 94: 5-6]

Eskapisminda said...

Salam Cakap Aje, ia berita yang mendukacitakan dan bencana yang sukar dijangka. Ramai orang mengeluh tentang hidup mereka tanpa menyedari ramai lagi yang hidupnya lebih hebat diduga Allah SWT.

Semoga roh-roh si kecil itu damai bersama Allah SWT. Will do what I can.

Elviza said...

Shahrir,

Hello dear. How unfortunate for these kids to die such untimely death. Al Fathihah.

By the way, you do know that Madsalo boy is planning a get-together again on Nov 29? Would you be able to make it?

Hope to see you there and I heard the famous blogger from Perak, Chegu Nazir, is making a debut. I know I will not miss that for anything.

Take care.

cakapaje said...

Salam DocTA, aku, raina, Intan, dan elviza.

Maaf, tak jawab satu persatu.

Doc, Jzkk.

aku, boleh saja. Jzkk.

raina, syukran.

Intan, Jzkk.

elviza, syukran.
With regard to the meet, thank you. Yes, I have been informed and will be making entry soon.