by Daniel Chiam
"Seize the day, Caper Diem"
I don't know how many of you are well aware of whats currently going on in Sabah at the moment. To be honest, I don't think what you read on the news and on the online social media can even describe the true event that's going in Sabah now. I know I can't because I'm not there personally but that doesn't make me any less Sabahan than all my family and friends who is currently in Sabah.
The main concern at the moment shouldn't be who to blame or what causes it but I strongly believe that the main concern now is to resolve the whole situation and bring peace to the land of Sabah once again. Reading all the different updates from friends and friend's friends in my whatsapp group really does make me worry about everyone in Sabah, especially places where the attacks happened. To be honest, it also made me nervous a bit to go back to Sabah this weekend, but my family need me and they are my priority.
Somehow it just pisses me off to see people share false information about the whole situation in Sabah on social media. Pictures from other war in the past was posted and saying that's what it really like in Sabah at the moment. Stories was made up and I just don't get it. What the point of all that? I can't believe that someone out there is really sick enough to enjoy the fears and worries that they instill in others. If you are one of them, just stop it. Whatever attention that you get from all that is just bullcrap and won't do you any good in life also.
False information is one thing and over sharing of information is also another. Please people, if you know something that our armed forces is doing, just don't, DO NOT simply share it out with the world. What you are doing could jeopardize the whole actions and plan to actually help end this madness soon. Let our armed forces do their job and just keep whatever it is you know to yourself.
I can't help but to worry about my family back in hometown too. Tho no signs of the attack is going that side but still, there's nothing certain about how the whole situation is going to happen. All I could do is just to pray for everyone's safety and call them up to make sure that they are safe and keep reminding them to take extra care.
To all the brave heroes that's fighting for peace in Sabah, I salute and thank each and everyone of you. All of you are indeed brave and we really appreciate for all that you have done. To all the fallen heroes, may your soul rest in peace and know that you have fought a good fight and for a good cause. I pray that God will take good care of the family you left behind and may they will always be proud of your contribution to the country.
"Seize the day, Caper Diem"