The flash flood that occurred last weekend (18th December 2021) not only resulted in loss of possessions, but also took away several lives.
The lives lost during the flood were mostly of those who got caught in strong currents, resulting in drowning. What was supposed to be the happiest day for this Malaysian couple, turned out to be the most devastating.
There were countless of posts crying out for help by the ones who were affected by the flood, and at the same time, countless of condolences posts too. One of the condolences posts that has taken the interest of netizens were of this man known as Muhammad Syafiq.
Muhammad Syafiq had recently gotten married on the 12th of December, and his wedding reception was supposed to be on the 19th of December. However, a day before the reception, disaster hit. Just like most of the reports of lives taken by the flood, Muhammad Syafiq was caught in the strong current and drowned.
One of the late Muhammad Syafiq’s relative messaged renowned Malaysian fashion designer, Rizalman, to ask for a favour; to deliver a message to the public in order to extend prayers for Muhammad Syafiq. She sorrowfully stated in the Instagram message, “Dato’, will you lend me a shoulder? My niece just got married last Sunday (12th December), and today (19th December) was supposed to be the wedding reception. But the groom just passed away. (He) drowned trying to save his wedding attire. Please keep up in your prayers, so we would be strong enough to face this. (I) didn’t mean to bother you on your holiday. My apologies, Dato’.”
Muhammad Syafiq’s wedding photographer had also tweeted regarding the unfortunate and truly sad incident. In his tweet, he wondered if the groom was doing well because he was not replying to his text messages. That was when the deceased aunt came to him and broke the news.
During the time he posted the tweet, Muhammad Syafiq was still missing in action (MIA) and the searching process was still ongoing. However, after a few hours, he updated his tweet informing his followers that Muhammad Syafiq was finally found and was brought to Serdang Hospital for a post-mortem.
The Kuala Lumpur International Airport Facebook page posted their condolences to Muhammad Syafiq’s family members, as he was one of their employees.
We hope everyone is staying safe during tribulation times such as these. The Malaysian spirit is beyond a doubt real. Without regard for one’s race nor religion, fellow Malaysians are weathering this storm together by helping each other out. It is a truly touching encounter.