Wednesday, 2 March 2011

A Lifetime Experience

Riot in Cairo
·          The number of days that I counted is not exactly from the day the riot began. I start with the day I saw a small demonstration in front of Ministry Petroleum’s building on my way back from Uni.


DAY 9.  31st JANUARY 2011.  
The past 7 days, I’m gonna tell it today. But I won’t promise that it will be in order. I’ll write whenever it pops in my head.
Today, Perintah Berkurung have been extended to 20 hours. From 12noon to 8am the next day. We’re only allowed to go out for only 4 hours. My housemate just came back from the shops. Most of the shops were closed. The’re not much bread left in the bakery. Eggs too,were finished. The Egyptians were busy buying vegetables. Afraid that there will be none in the next following days.
Last night, there seemed to be many plane and helicopters flying around. Not like the normal night in Cairo. I heared a sound. Like a siren, but more like a semboyan. Probably come from one of the helis. Kak Fara said that it’s the sound when it’s darurat. I wonder wether it’s true. It’s really hard to get a good night sleep this past week. Wondering wether we’re gonna be alright, or not.
We got the news yesterday that the jails have been broken. All the criminals are out. The police have no authority to do their duty anymore. Ok. We’re damned freak here. We heard that many supermarkets had been broken. Houses too! Kak Zaty’s house had been broken. Aza’s phone and laptop had been robbeb. It looks like  the criminals use this hectic time to broke in . Because we don’t have internet access. Phone line has been blocked, until recently. We cannot contact the Malaysian people. I bet my family were worried.

DAY 10.  1st FEBRUARY 2011.   
We moved in to Markas AQ yesterday. The Malaysian Embassy wants us to say together. So it’ll be easier to inform us. Pihak kerajaan Malaysia ada mengemukakan cadangan untuk hantar pelajar2 Malaysia ke negara jiran. Saudi, Jordan or Syria. I’m not sure. But until now we haven’t heard any news about it.
There’s gonna be a big demonstation today. Most probably in Tahrir Square. Near Anem’s place. I wonder whether it’ll turn out to be a riot again. Hmm...... Oh yeah, Anem already move out to ARMA. It’s safer there.
I seriously dunno what’re gonna happens next. This is Egypt. We can’t predict things here.. like we usually do in Malaysia. Their politics’re not stable. Any thing can happen.
I really hope Malaysia do something bout this. If they don’t wanna take us to other country, Fine with me though! But please,, send us some money. Or food. We can’t  even withdraw our money. And the price have been going up like crazy. If we don’t have money, we can’t buy food.

Lepak-ing at midnight   =)

Latest news from the university. Our exams is still on. Seriously??!!

Ma just called. She said that PM will send TLDM ship to Egypt to bring us to a safer place. The ship’s current whereabout is in Teluk Eden. It’ll be a few days to get here. Parents of the students are very unhappy with Malaysian government right now, because of their late action. Even the Indonesians had gone back to their country. It’s only us.. Left here together with the Egyptians.
Ma said, “ Be positive! “
And I asked, “ positive about what? “

“ With all that happens. Don’t worry. Life is colourful. “ Ma replied.

Sure I will!

DAY 11.  2nd FEBRUARY 2011.   
Another day in Cairo. We’re waiting for the help. They’re on their way. It takes 5 days for them to evacuate us to Jeddah. And from there, MAS and Airasia will take us to Malaysia. We don’t know until when we have to stay like this. Latest Egypt news states that now there are two parties. The ones that protest, and the ones that support Hosni Mubarak. WTH???  Takut diorang berperang je. A friend of mine told us that in Mansoura, balai polis dah kena bom.
I just got the call from Ma. Johor banjir!!!!!
Nasib baik rumah Tok Aba kat atas bukit. Tapi banjir kali nie lagi teruk dari dulu. Rumah arwah Tok Cu dah tenggelam.
Global warming. Climate pun dah tak menentu..

DAY 13.   4th FEBRUARY 2011.  
We still haven’t left. Well,, to be exact, we,, the 1st year student of Al-Azhar University under AQM. Anem is on her way to Cairo Airport leaving to Jeddah. I really hope it’ll be our time soon. I’m already stressed out. The news that we heard from the Embassy is we’re gonna have uni break at least 6 months. But the Dean said class and exams starts as usual.. I’ll just go with the flow.
Yesterday En.Siraj arrived in Cairo with Dato’ Razak under the NGO Malaysian Relief Agency. They brought the fund for Malaysian students. We use the fund to buy food and cook for them. So, technically, we’ll be among the last to go to Jeddah. Ma support it 100 percent. It’s the chance to do charity and help people.
And I agree with her .

Sukarelawan MRA

Bekalan makanan yang dibawa dari Malaysia

DAY 15.  5th FEBRUARY 2011.
Tazkirah by Dato’ Dr. Razak from MRA. It’s felt good though,, listening to old people’s advice. InsyaAllah, it’ll be our turn to fly either today or tomorrow. We had fried rice with curry for  breakfast. But I don’t have the appetite to eat much. I couldn’t even finish a bar of cadbury.  LOL!

Itadakimasu~~ ^^v

Latest news from Tuan Siraj. They discussed with GMN, they want the Malaysian students to come back to Egypt at the end of February. So, we just wait for the result.

Those were the entries that I manage to type during the riot. yeahh,, it's not a full story. But, at least you get the rough idea  =P


Post a Comment