Actually, I posted this on my parenting blog but as I write, I got more pissed with the Government. I am sick of looking at those smiling faces and our PM, DPM and Ministers fooling us with ideals like National Service is to build racial harmony amongst the races, instil patriotic feelings and etc. One after another NS trainee has died while at camp. What is the Government doing? My advice – Don’t attempt something unless you have the capability. All those deaths showed that something is very wrong here.
**below is the post from Mom’s Daily**
I do not like to be the selfish, over protective mother and only think of my own brood’s wellbeing. I want my sons to grow up being tough and patriotic as well. They are all scouts and they have their usual camping and stuffs like that.
Yet, when my eldest was approaching the age to be listed into the NS, I have that nagging feelings that he may not be that safe there. He used to be an asthmatic child and at one point, I had the crazy idea of bugging my good and reliable Christian friend cum my kids’ doctor to give me a letter so that my kid doesn’t need to attend NS. It is a very selfish thought, I know. But knowing how my son can fall ill over no reasons and that he always need a doctor and a hospital stay to get well, I think my selfishness is justified. The last time he fell ill, he had to go for tonsillectomy because the ENT surgeon said his air passage can get blocked if not treated well.
KUANTAN: A national service trainee at the Cheneh Cemerlang camp in Kemaman died on the way to the Tengku Ampuan Afzan Hospital here on Saturday night.
Mohd Rafi Ameer, 18, died at 10.30pm after having fever since last week, his sister Jubaidah said. (source)
So, when I read of yet another NS trainee who died while at the National Service camp, I just want to tell the people who manage this ‘You sucks!’ I am angry as a parent. How could you let our children who are ill rot there in agony? What’s your camp facilitators doing? Do you think this a boot camp? Are these facilitators having the master/slave mentality?
Government of Malaysia, buck up, take care of our children. We do not send our kids to die at camp, for God’s sake! And yeah, thank God my son was not listed to attend the National Service this year. And yeah, my personal site pwned in NS.
To the family of Mohd Rafi Ameer , my tears are with you. May we all have more vigour and courage to speak up for the lousy things that are going on, no thanks to our Government.
Bloggers, use the voice bestowed on you to make a stand. Don’t just stay under your little safe tempurung and keep writing about your own cosy life. Let’s come together and make our voices heard. Oh yeah, I haven’t even go to the topic about the little baby that has her arm amputated. Remember I am an expert in the care of premature baby and even got my e-book for parents? I can tell you, those buggers who are doctors and nurses were negligent, that’s all I can say.