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)

Wednesday, 2 April 2008

Oh dear, poor Fuzi...

Today Fuzi's case to get her marriage cert legalised was called at the Mahkamah Syariah. I was hoping she could get things settled by today.

I was thinking of waiting until later today to call her and find out the outcome. But just as I was walking back to my office after a coffee break at a nearby restaurant, Fuzi rang up. She sounded so frustrated. Her case is postponed yet again until later this month. She was told to bring along the 2 witnesses to her marriage in Narathiwat Thailand many years ago.

The problem is, she can only get in touch with one of the witnesses who stays quite near her place. The other witness, whom she doesn't personally know (he was a friend of another friend of her late husband) was last known to stay in Kelantan. I was thinking maybe Fuzi could send a registered letter to this witness, but in the Narathiwat marriage cert, his address was only written as Rantau Panjang, Kelantan. So how?

The guy who was supposed to be Fuzi's life saviour (he was the one who offered to help Fuzi settle the matter) asked Fuzi for RM500 so he can go to Rantau Panjang to look for this witness. What does he plan to do? Go to Rantau Panjang and ask from door to door if anyone knew so and so (the witness name)? Fuzi was reluctant to give him the money, saying that there's no guarantee he'd be able to find the witness.

Fuzi then asked if it was possible to check with the registration dept to get the witness' latest address. For that, the guy asked Fuzi for RM200. Seems all the bugger wanted was money and he was taking advantage of Fuzi's desperate situation.

I have never trusted this guy because Fuzi had already given him a total of more than RM1k - all without receipt. Over RM1K just to arrange for the court case. I've told Fuzi I didn't trust that guy. But Fuzi was so desperate to get her marriage cert legalised, she didn't really care. After today's court case and his demand for more money to help her out, Fuzi herself got fed-up. Today she didn't give him any money.

Later today Fuzi called again. She said she had already met up with the witness who is staying in her neighborhood. He has agreed to go but he expects to be compensated as he will have to take the day off (he's doing small-time business). Fair enough, after all he's not asking as much as the scumbag who was supposed to help Fuzi. This witness also mentioned that he knows of a friend who knows the other witness. So he's willing to help get Fuzi to meet up with this friend - hopefully this friend will know how to get hold of the other witness.

At the same time, I'm trying to get help from any syariah lawyers willing to help Fuzi settle the case without having to get both witnesses. I wanted to do that before but Fuzi was confident there was no need for that as she trusted the scumbag would be able to help her.

So no, the case is not settled yet for poor Fuzi...

And oh, since Fuzi was so upset this morning, she totally forgot about the blood tests for herself and her son Ijam and headed right home after the court case. Tomorrow she will have to come to Ipoh again just to get the blood tests done.


Kerp (Ph.D) said...

aiyahhh...leceh betul lah. why cant they make things easier? this is something that should seriously be looked into and if the needs be, get the whole regulation amended. from the way things are going, its totally necessary.

and with leeches lurking around, nothing will ever ease puzi's life a little, will it? can really feel for puzi. mcm2 masalah.

Salt & Turmeric said...

man tht sucks big time. why cant they let ppl kno wht they need before aksing ppl to come to the court? tht bugger yg keep asking fuzi money, i hope he'd fall and break his leg or sumthin.

p.s. garam & kunyit sbb i love fried stuff and those 2 are must-haves. ;)

david santos said...

Hello, Pi Bani!
Thanks for your posting and have a good day.


Pi Bani said...

Ya lorr... very leceh like that...

Banyak benar le pulak problems for Fuzi to think about!

That bugger tu sebenarnya buat-buat pandai and managed to convince Fuzi he'd be able to help her out. Even when I told her much earlier not to trust this man too much, she said, "Tapi dia nampak seperti orang baik2 kak!" Now only she believes me.

Samalah kita, I pun suka fried stuff compared to masak yang fancy-fancy semua tu. Macam ni senanglah kot kot lah bila2 you terdatang rumah I, everything oso I goreng! Haha!

Pi Bani said...

Thanks for the reminder. I hope I will remember what I'm supposed to do on 25th April.

Nightwing said...

Ya...agree with Kerp, why this was not mentioned the previous time? They should have given her a check list of what to do before asking her to come back.

Like that i wonder what will they ask again the next time she goes there.

Geram betul...that scum bag will get what it is coming to him. People already down still want to take advantage of.

Pi Bani said...

The problem earlier was Fuzi trusted the wrong person. All the scumbag wanted was money, so probably he thinks the more he manages to prolong the case, the more he can get money from Fuzi.

But not to worry, I've managed to get a syariah lawyer willing to help out. Will bring Fuzi to meet this lawyer next week to sort things out.

Hi&Lo said...

Pi Bani,

Indeed sad Fuzi of suspense she has to bear. The mountain of bureaucracy lebih teruk than Mt Kinabalu. I thot justice is tempered with mercy.

Pi Bani said...

This is what happens when one is not advised or represented by the proper person....

Nightwing said...

Helo Kak,

Bless you for doing so. Really hope she will get through this alright.

Salt & Turmeric said...

Pi, glad uv found a syariah lawyer to assist Fuzi. tht bugger now boleh blah. hehe.

p.s. ish kalau i gi rumah u Pi, senang aje. i lurve meehun goreng, ayam goreng, ikan goreng, paru goreng, karipap goreng. yg penting ada lingham cili sos. ;) unlike kerp tu. nak makanan omputeh aje. kah kah kah.

Pi Bani said...

Nightwing & Farina:
Yep, thank goodness I found a syariah lawyer willing to help - recommended by a fellow volunteer. Goodbye to Mr Scumbag.

Farina, oii, panjangnya list benda yang nak digoreng! Anyway, kat rumah I we have home-made chilli sauce - better than Lingham's! Si Kerp-ov tu kan Russian... tu yang nak makan makanan omputih je!

Queen Of The House said...

Pi, if Fuzi has the other witness' IC number ... senang saja nak check his address. Go the SPR website and check his voter registration records by inputting his IC number. That should supply his latest registered address.

Pi Bani said...

Tried that... rekod tidak dijumpai. Either he never registered as a voter or he's dead! (nombor IC lama pangkalnya pun 058xxxx)