Sesungguhnya sy memang tak paham…


Source: http://abcnews.go.com

Tragedi hitam yang menimpa Virginia Tech tahun lepas berulang lagi. Kali ini, di Northern Illinois University. Pelajar yang sedang tekun belajar di dewan kuliah, tiba2 dikejutkan dengan kemunculan seorang bekas pelajar di atas pentas yang membawa bersama2 shotgun dan 3 pucuk pistol dan seterusnya…

Sesungguhnya sy memang tak paham. Dah selalu sangat berlaku kes2 seperti ini: di Columbine, Virginia Tech dan semalam di NIU pula. Bukankah sepatutnya sekolah dan universiti menjadi antara tempat yang paling selamat? Institusi pendidikan yang mana di satu hari nanti bakal melahirkan pemimpin terbilang yang akan menerajui dunia…

Terbaru, CNN melaporkan senjata yang digunakan di NIU rupa2nya dibeli melalui sebuah laman web. Tambah menarik, ianya merupakan laman web yang sama digunakan untuk membeli senjata semasa peristiwa berdarah di Virginia Tech, setahun yang lalu. Hmmm…maafkan saya, sesungguhnya sy memang tak paham…

Nota kaki: Sy berpeluang ke NIU tahun lepas untuk menghadiri sukan tahunan pelajar Malaysia di US, Midwest 2007. Ianya hampir sejam perjalanan dari bandaraya Chicago. Tempatnya sungguh tenang dan penduduknya cukup ramah. My deepest sympathies and condolences to the victims’ families and friends.

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5 responses to “Sesungguhnya sy memang tak paham…

  1. Ramai pelajar Malaysia di NIU, Dekalb. Dulu dan sekarang.

  2. Gurindam Jiwa,

    Yes, I was lucky to met a few of them during the last Midwest. One thing for sure, the school is much2 bigger than RPI.

  3. FYI, I think the first and second Malays to graduate from RPI was my batch.

  4. Wow! What year was that? Prior to my arrival, I was told there was like 100++ Malaysians here in RPI. Now, the number has decreased to 10++. Most likely disebabkan yuran yang agak mahal…

  5. Wan Nazmy Wan Mahmood (LLN scholar, now Ir. with TNB) graduated in 1985.

    He graduated top of his class, and youngest among his peers, because when he was in primary school, he managed to “lompat kelas.”

    Now still with TNB, happily married with children residing in Bandar Tasik Puteri, Rawang.

    So far, Malaysians have pretty good reputation at RPI.

    TQ, wassalaam.

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