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al-Fatihah – Salman Nasaruddin March 5, 2008

Posted by elizabethwong in Malaysia, RIP.
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On Tuesday, my friend, Salman passed away at UH, a victim of a hit-and-run accident in the affluent Section 16.

He was walking back at around 10 pm and when he was hit, it was so loud some of his neighbours heard it, including his sister. She called an ambulance, not reaslising it was her brother who was hit.

I took some time off yesterday to visit his house. Election or no election, he was still my friend.

Salman was a keen photographer and we had been planned a group photo exhibition together. But of  late, he is better known as the person who has been taking those fantastic panoramic photos, on the campaign trail of Anwar Ibrahim.

I was lucky to have caught with him last week and spoke about his work. “We got to sit down after the elections,” I’d said to him.

One of our madcap ideas last year was to go to Janda Baik with a group, stake our tripods and take night photos.  There is said to be a spot filled with an abundance of stars. Now we won’t be able to do it.

This has cast a pall on the remaining days of the election. Many of us were aghast and broken that someone could drive and hit another person, and leave him there to die. I appeal to to anyone who may have witnessed this inhumane crime to let us know the details.

We shall miss you, Salman.



1. Malay Women in Malaysia - March 5, 2008

That’s a very nice gesture, Liz.. 🙂

2. monsterball - March 5, 2008

Whatever it is..best of luck to Liz on the coming election.
May she be elected ….not only to win……but with huge majority….as we have enough of present government.

3. wattahack? - March 5, 2008

its hit & run time so Eli u too best be on alert cause its the dirtiest election ever!

4. bamboo river - March 6, 2008

My deep condolence to his family . Eli, just remember , everytime you see those beautiful bright stars in the sky…..

5. independent political observer - March 6, 2008

Is there a Conspiracy from Within UMNO to Topple Abdullah?

Find out…….


6. simon - March 6, 2008

never walk alone at night.

get yur boyfriend and or other pkr people to accompany u at all times.

there is a difference between a private individual and a person who is contesting a state or parliament seat.

Millions and some say …..billions of ringgit are involved……..

7. mekyam - March 9, 2008

Al-Fatihah to Salman.

What a terrible thing to happen. My deepest condolence to his family and friends.

8. Woody - March 9, 2008

Dear Salman,

Wherever you are, you helped Malaysian to this victory. (9 March 2008)

God Bless.

9. Sumayyah - March 15, 2008

Dear Elizabeth Wong,

I am Sumayyah, Salman’s elder sister. I would like to say thank you for your kind words and to all readers who has given our family your well wishes.

What happened to Salman was very tragic, but it did show how one can live courageously, fighting for something that they believe in, despite age barear, or any odds for that fact.

Again, thank you and let us remember Salman as one of the freedom fighters in Malaysia. Every little helps…

Your’s sincerely,

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