THEY WILL ASK thee as to what they should spend on others. Say: "Whatever of your wealth you spend shall [first] be for your parents, and for the near of kin, and the orphans, and the needy, and the wayfarer; and whatever good you do, verily, God has full knowledge thereof." - Al-Baqarah (2:215)

Monday, 25 February 2008

Yet another postponement...

When Fuzi’s case at the Mahkamah Syariah last month was postponed to this month, I was hoping she’d be able to settle the whole thing by this month. Unless and until she manages to legalize her Narathiwat marriage cert, her children’s citizenship status will be hanging. No doubt it’s clearly indicated in their birth certs that their father was a Malaysian, but since their father passed away before they were able to do their MyKad, their non-Malaysian mother will have to show a legal marriage cert to be able to confirm that the children are indeed Malaysians.

Well, today her case was supposed to be called. She had arranged for transportation since last week to make sure she wouldn’t be late like last month. She didn’t want her case to be postponed again.

And she wasn’t late. Neither was the guy who was helping her out. They were at the court early, hoping that the case would be called today.

But when they got there, Fuzi was instead asked why she didn’t come on the 20th of February. Her case was supposed to be on the 20th, not 25th!! Fuzi and the guy both confirmed that last month they were told the case was postponed to the 25th, but today they both saw in the register that her case was set on the 20th. Oh dear… how could such a mistake be made? Miscommunication?

So how now? Well, no choice but another postponement!! Poor Fuzi, now she has to wait until April.

On another note, her HIV+ child, Ijam, will have to start on medication soon. He will need to come for another blood test next month before they start giving him his daily dose of medication. It will have to be makan ubat, makan ubat, makan ubat every day without fail all his life from then on.

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Just now Pat called me to inform me about Hana being depressed. Hana was told to bring her son for another blood test. Although the earlier test was non-reactive, the doctor wants her to get him tested again just to be sure. Now Hana is worried her son may be infected. She has still not fully accepted the fact that she herself was infected, now she has to worry about her son. I really hope the son is not infected.

I’m not sure what exactly the doctor said to her, but one thing I know is that Hana usually doesn’t really understand what is being told to her. I will need to find out myself.

There are still many things about Hana I’m not too sure of, especially her past. She doesn’t seem to tell me the whole picture. Instead she only tells bits and pieces here and there. When her 2nd daughter was having problems with her friends in school, she just said she didn’t know why. But after seeing the child’s birth cert indicating “maklumat bapa tidak diketahui”, I suspected that was the problem. Another thing I noticed was that although the child was born in 1999, her registration was only done in 2006 when the girl already needed to go to school!

Hana’s first daughter had a different father’s name. She was the only child from Hana’s first marriage. Hana’s 3rd child, her only son, has a different father’s name. His father, Rashid, died on the 3rd day of Raya last year. The problem now is her 2nd child who doesn’t even have a father’s name in her birth cert.

Now I’ve got more questions playing in my mind. But it’s not easy getting information from Hana…

12 comments:

Zawi said...

Pi,
You seems to have too much on your hands. Hopefully by putting these tales in your blog may easy your tension somewhat.
The fatherless innocent child has to suffer the consequences of the mother and father's folly. The child should have been given up for adoption and she would have a chance of having the name of a father in her BC. Poor child.

Nightwing said...

Helo Kak,

Ya, agree with Pak Zawi. The child is innocent and yet paying the price...:(

Keep well now kak.

Kerp (Ph.D) said...

ye la kak Pi, if only Hana is more open like Yah, you wouldnt find it hard to korek.

Pi Bani said...

Zawi:
Actually when she registered for the child's birth cert, she was already married to her second husband. I wonder why she didn't take the opportunity to clear the matter then. Probably she simply didn't know how to go about.

Pi Bani said...

Nightwing:
There are soooo many innocent children out there paying the price for their parents' doings. Sigh...

Kerp:
Yah ni pulak terlampau sangat bercerita sampaikan naik pening kepala I dibuatnya...

Hana is totally different. You've got to know what to ask exactly. Otherwise you don't get answers.

silversarina said...

kesianlah salah tarikh pulak ....

kadang-kadang bila sesuatu perkara diambil mudah memang kesannya besar,anak-anak yang jadi mangsa :(

Pi Bani said...

Silversarina:
Memang most of the time anak-anak yang jadi mangsa. Sama ada jadi mangsa tak berbin atau berbinti... or jadi mangsa jangkitan HIV... or kalau mak bapak aje yang ada HIV pun anak-anak tetap jadi mangsa walaupun tak dijangkiti. Mangsa stigma, mangsa diskriminasi.

Daphne Ling said...

Hi Kak Pi,

Wah, Hana's story very complicated huh? By the time I reached the last line of that para about her children and their last names, I blur adi...

By the way, in Ijam's case, it's very sad...But we gotta look on the bright side (for anyone on meds for life): Better take meds alot, alot for life, and live, then don't take, and die...

Right? But easier said than done...

Kerp (Ph.D) said...

i'm not a total KPC, kak Pi, but i'm just so curious la to know about their background...really...

J.T. said...

Hi Pi

Oh dear, Fuzi's case seems unending. Just when we thought we would have an answer by February, it is postponed again. Poor Fuzi, it must be agonising just waiting from month to month.

Hope you will be able to find out more about Hana although it seems daunting. With more information, you will be able to help her, right?

Pi Bani said...

Daphne:
The problem with the infected children is that most of them especially at a younger age like Ijam, don't know what HIV is all about. Some don't even know they have HIV. So there comes a time when they'd feel fed up every day kena makan ubat when they don't even know why.

Pi Bani said...

Kerp:
Tak kira lah hang KPC ke KFC ke... memanglah we do tend to get curious with the backgrounds of these people.

JT:
Whether or not I will be able to help Hana when (and if) I get more info depends on what kind of info I get. But I really pity her child la... she's quite a bright student. Sayanglah if all these teasings makes her reluctant to go to school.