Thank you for making someone cry

by Goh Keat Peng

There are many ways to make someone cry.

Hit her or him and cause physical and emotional pain. Break her heart by letting her down. Disappoint her. Say untruthful things about her. Being unfair and unjust to her.

Yes many ways to bring unwelcome tears. In fact it takes just one person to cause untold harm to burst the tear bank.

But in Malaysia, in a small town, just the day before yesterday, a group of young men, UNIT AMAL of Pas (Islamic Party), did something so special, something not so common, to bring floods of unstoppable tears to someone dear to me!

Here’s the story in brief. A political rally was taking place when a group of youth on motor bikes came asking for trouble to an otherwise peaceful gathering. Then one of these hecklers found himself isolated from his group and was surrounded by some rally attendees who were not humoured by his trouble rousing. Clearly, the young biker found the trouble he came to look for but found it to be much more scary then he thought it would be. Clearly, he was in a lot of serious trouble and for sure he was about to be physically dealt with.

Enter Unit Amal, another group of young men but whose presence at the rally was for the very opposite reason from the group of hecklers on bike. Unit Amal (available in various parts of the country), being well trained, well taught, well brought up religiously, well motivated, went into action. Not to corner the young heckler so that the rally attendees could change his face for him. Not to teach the young heckler a lesson that was long in coming for him. But to rescue him from some very angry people he had in the first place provoked.

The crowd was so thick and furious that the Unit Amal lads had to resort to all their logistics and strategic training and make several attempt to finally isolate the young heckler to safety!

And this story made someone to cry. Because of being reminded that others who should know better and who often speak better unfortunately often don’t do the better things which educate, inspire and make our nation great. But because primarily, Unit Amal’s timely act in a dangerous situation was a most beautiful act. An act of mercy. An act of repaying wrong with right. A risky selfless act. An act of astonishing discipline and purpose.

For that, her tears were good tears; healing tears; good for the nation tears. Amin.

  1. #1 by k1980 on Wednesday, 28 March 2012 - 10:53 am

    A fat mca boy also cried when he was allegedly punched in the face by someone who was furious with the perennial shortage of teachers in srjk(c) schools

  2. #2 by Jeffrey on Wednesday, 28 March 2012 - 11:13 am

    No doubt in this instance “well trained, well taught, well brought up religiously, well motivated” Unit Amal Malaysia (PAS) had done an inspiring thing of rescuing the heckler. However stepping back it portends of events to come. Law enforcement units -supposedly politically neutral- are not perceived so. On the side the PM was quoted to have once said, “when the chips are down, Rela will be with this government to defend the country.” Rela, a largely Malay corps of youth volunteers of supposedly 2.8 million members. Then we have Pertubuhan Seni Silat Lincah Malaysia (PSSLM), an association of Malay martial arts groups that had challenged Bersih’s refusal to abandon the rally. PSSLM whose leader Omardin Mauju once publicly declared: “We maintain our stand to go to ‘war’ if they (Bersih) still want to proceed with this illegal rally. If it happens, I cannot guarantee I can control the emotions of my members because they have been taught to act when faced with opposition.”

    Now on this side (Opposition), we have supposedly “well trained, well taught, well brought up religiously, well motivated” Unit Amal Malaysia , an auxiliary organization affiliated to PAS (Parti Islam Se-Malaysia) and was one of the two bodies tasked towards crowd control and event security! Against backdrop of political parties having their own respective organized support groups (a potential force on the streets), what will happen if disturbance happens in some rally or if for eg there were dissatisfaction with ballot counting process or if one side accuses the other side of hijacking results etc?

  3. #3 by rahmanwang on Wednesday, 28 March 2012 - 11:54 am

    This Fat MCA boy cries all the time.
    Without being punched he cried.
    Scolded by his ‘teachers’ he cried.
    When he takes the rakyat $$ he laugh.

  4. #4 by dagen wanna "ABU" on Wednesday, 28 March 2012 - 12:21 pm

    Fat mca boy? I thought they are more usually than not, fat and are so as a direct consequence of over-feeding. You know. Just like those fatties in umno. And really, did he get whacked in the face, as claimed? Ohhh pooor poor thing. Next time I hope they whack you harder, ok. Better still. Distort you nose.

  5. #5 by monsterball on Wednesday, 28 March 2012 - 12:32 pm

    Saving a young man whose soul maybe lost …with the hope…to be found again is a noble act indeed.
    This is where all religions have “Born Again”…where lost souls wake up….to be amongst the good.

  6. #6 by undertaker888 on Wednesday, 28 March 2012 - 12:53 pm

    Me Crying Anjing (MCA) Peewee serves him right. always blaming everybody else except themselves.

    go give cash vouchers to some poor souls la next time like juicy ooi, instead of loitering around neighbourhood that dislike your kind. Unit Amal should save him too.

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