Truth Shall Prevail

Al-fatihah to a friend of mine, Wan Hazlan or better known as Lang, the bassist for the ska-reggae-dub band, Kuchalana.

He was abducted after work in KLCC on Tuesday night by three men and brought to Ulu Yam and got beaten up.

He was pronounced dead of severe brain damage, blood clogs, broken skull, spine and lung at 1:30pm yesterday at HKL.

The first time I met Lang was in 2005, when we worked with the UNHCR doing research on the Rohingya refugees in Malaysia.

He was very friendly and hardworking as we scouted through the Klang Valley looking for and interviewing the refugees.

He was one of those rare humble, down-to-earth, helpful, easy going and laid back types. Not to mention funny and smart too.

On one occasion, he chased down a guy in downtown KL after the guy mugged an innocent lady. He managed to get back her handbag. Now, how often do we see such brave act in our ever so selfish, mind-your-own-business society today?

I think the last time I saw him was at a show in Annexe, Central Market earlier this year. He was sporting a shorter hair and told me that his wife had given birth to a beautiful baby girl.

I still can’t believe this is happening. Who would’ve done such brutality to a peaceful, non-violent man?

I just hope the culprits who are behind this will brought to justice very soon.

My condolences goes out to his family and friends.


More about Lang here and here.

7 Responses to “Truth Shall Prevail”

  1. 1 aqief89 09/08/2008 at 7:07 AM

    al-fatihah…mmg sdh,geram & mcm2 ag dalam fkrn….aku doakn smoga orang yg pukul kazen aku 2 m’dapat balasannyer!!!!miss u abg lan from aqief(kazen lang kuchalana)

  2. 2 xumb 11/08/2008 at 1:29 PM

    ya, mmg org2 yg disyaki dah ditangkap lepas dorang serah diri. kita tunggu saja keputusan mahkamah akhir bulan ni. aku pun rindu sedara kau. moga tuhan mencucuri rahmat ke atas roh nya.

  3. 3 Neil Junk 11/09/2008 at 1:45 AM

    Al fatihah to arwah…

    Dear all i heard the news!!!..feel so sad…but whatever it is things happen for reason…. I heard that night arwah going out with the girl name Melisa…correct me if im wrong…Melisa is tunangan pihak ketiga…for me why should perempuan yang dah bertunang going out with someone yang dah berkahwin…arwah for me should be loyal to his wife and daughter…and Melisa you should be loyal to your fiancee but you having an affair with married man..but in this case…only god know what is happening…it look alike yang dikejar tak dapat yang dikendong berciciran…im pity for arwah and pihak ketiga but not towards melisa…for me dia adalah punca segala-galanya….

  4. 4 xumb 11/09/2008 at 2:07 AM

    arwah was picked up by the killers from his work place, not a date. as far as i know, arwah and melisa was good friends long before he married or she got engaged. this is a case of horrible misunderstanding and pure jealousy, IMHO. whether it’s true or not, only God knows, and whatever the issue may be, or whose fault is it, nobody does not have the right to take other people’s life. that’s the bottom line.

  5. 5 Neil Junk 11/09/2008 at 3:22 AM

    A lot of misundrstanding in this case.. so many people get a wrong idea…but whatever it is “truth shall prevail”..yes it is true..nobody does not have the right to take other people’s life..but the bottom line is..actually Arwah life is taken by Allah…..

  6. 6 xumb 11/09/2008 at 4:50 AM

    no, the killer took his life. if it wasn’t, it wouldn’t be called ‘murder’. God doesn’t kill people.

  7. 7 jejaka pemalu di sangkar tenang 22/09/2008 at 3:20 PM

    jadikan pengajaran… baik untuk yang perempuan… atau pun lelaki…

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