Anguish, shocking, disbelief and disheartening - these are few words that describe the initial feelings when I and with other Malaysians received the tragic news. It happened before five months back but we never ever thought lightning would strike same place twice. I thought it was a hoax and i hope it was but as more reliable sources broke the news out, i had to accept the saddest truth.
Yesterday, the whole world was shocked to learn that Malaysia Airline MH17 - flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was shot down over Ukraine that killed 298 people onboard.
Though at this moment, we still do not have the confirmed party who fired the deathly missile - US blaming Russia and Russia blaming Ukraine (some even said that this tragedy will spark Cold War II). This tragedy has caught Malaysia in between these two super powers. But one thing is for sure, the people around the world who cherish love and lives we come together as one to demand truth and transparency and immediate action to bring the perpetrators to justice.
Being a Malaysian, indeed, it is the darkest period for us. In the midst of recovering from the ill-fated flight MH370 and we are still left clueless on its whereabouts and yesterday, we were hit my another tragedy which is too overwhelming to endure the pains and sorrows ensued.
Though this tragedy can bring us to our knees but no doubt Malaysians are united and together we are strong.This challenging period will be another test for us - another test to gauge our strength and another test to gauge our unity. And we all know, we shall overcome.
To those families and friends had their loved ones in that ill-fated flight, you have our heartfelt prayers and thoughts:
There in my Father's home, safe and at rest,
There in my Savior's love, perfectly blest;
Age after age to be nearer, my God, to Thee.