The death of Universiti Pertahanan Nasional Malaysia (UPNM) student, cadet officer Zulfarhan Osman Zulkarnain is really upsetting.
My condolences to his family. AlFatihah.
| Zulfarhan Osman and his parents
I was first informed about the case yesterday by a JB friend.
Zulfarhan was a JB boy.
I was told that he was tortured and beaten to death by his fellow students.
Reports so far indicated the same.
‘Bullied’ navy cadet dies, police investigate case as murder
Whatever it is, let’s wait for what will come out of the investigation.
I have always been against bullies in any form. If I happened to encounter them, I tend to fight the bullies even though I know I can’t win and have to suffer for it.
This is a little venting I did on bullies in Johor and at my old workplace back in February 2015,
Achtung! Bullies in the building!
In the case of Zulfarhan, I thought there were no more physical bullying in our universities these days.
I thought our young ones are more sophisticated than us and therefore they don’t do that sorts of bullying to express their sense of superiority over others.
Guess I was wrong then.
Ya, probably these bullies who killed Zulfarhan will later on become like those at my old workplace who victimised their subordinates and others due to their misplaced sense of superiority.
I sure hope the authorities will quickly charge them and serve it as a lesson for others who have the urges to pick on the weak and helpless.
I also hope that in cases like this, I would not in future see these kind of lame headlines anymore,
Higher Education Ministry Views Zulfarhan Osman’s Death Seriously
Can’t they come out with something more intelligent or meaningful to say?
What? Could they possibly view the case any other way but seriously? Come on la.
I wish the ministry could instead give some sorts of assurance that in future, when parents send their children to universities they don’t have to worry about them getting beaten and tortured to death.
I sincerely hope this case will not end up like so many others – forgotten after all the publicity had died down.
I’m still waiting for what will happen to the teacher who beat up tahfiz student Mohamad Thaqif Amin Mohd Gaddafi who later on died of his injuries as highlighted in this post.