It was very alarming when i came across Raja Petra's recent article , when he specifically mentioned his name as being very ill and dying. I've heard it as rumours but never knew what was really wrong with him. As i googled his name , i managed to track down a blog which was then the recent update of his condition .
And he came to UMMC the other day , and by chance I was paiged yesterday . Initially I was annoyed because I was in the middle of a very interesting event happening to me so far this year. But as the person on the phone told me the history ; 36 years old ( that was what she said !!! ) ... I straight away knew who it was and then did not mind at all to do an early pre- operative assessment.
Who I am talking about you may ask ? To me ; he is one of the most inspiring and brilliant personalities I've ever met in my life. Though Ive not worked directly under him before ; his reputation was electrifying. Being sharp and witty , he was always known to be very articulate and can mesmerize another easily. I thought at that time , I was a "speaker" to be reckoned with but after meeting and seeing him in action , i felt so small !! He was that good that I did not even think twice when the buzz at that time predicting him as a future leader ; perhaps the future Prime Minister of Malaysia.
Adlan Benan Omar ; those studying in UK in the 90s would have known him , if not personally but of his reputation. He later was in DSAI's bandwagon and an asset to Keadilan's youth but soon after disappeared ; one wonders what actually happened then..
The reality hit me yesterday when I saw him in haemodialysis . Gone was the cheerful and sarcastic aura. He looked so weak , emaciated and ill. The diabetes which he suffered from his younger days has crept and cause irreversible end organ damages. I must say that he is indeed very ill and is of high risk if he is to go under general anaesthesia. I spoke to his mother and also Rizal ; a loyal comrade. It is certainly very stressful to those who are close to him and never would i have imagined him being in this current state.
Let us du'a for him , Insya-Allah.