During Raya, many have taken the opportunity to head home to visit their loved ones. That includes the living and those who have since passed. However, local singer Reedzwann got a nasty shock when he visited his father’s grave.
Reedzwann (real name: Muhammad Khairol Ridhuan Khairol Husni) like many others returned to his hometown to visit family during the Raya week. He especially wanted to stop by his father’s grave to pay his respects. Yet, he was not expecting to see the grave exhumed and the headstone piled with others.
“I just arrived in Perak. I wanted to see my father’s grave,” Reedzwann explained tearfully in his Instagram Story. “Then I saw my father’s grave was gone. The headstones too had simply been arranged at the side.” In another photo uploaded by the singer, it could be seen that dozens of headstones had been piled to one side.
“The people from the mosque didn’t tell us anything,” the singer claimed. “If they wanted to exhume (the grave), at least let the family members know first. (We) don’t know what was (discussed), but suddenly the grave is gone.” He also uploaded another photo of empty land, presumably where the graves used to be.
Netizens tried to come up with explanations for Reedzwann, with some telling him to not blame the mosque. They suggested that perhaps the mosque had tried to contact them about the matter, but Reedzwann’s side simply didn’t get the call. The singer was quick to clarify matters. “We didn’t get any letters, we didn’t get any notice from the mosque,” he said. “(We only discovered that) the grave had been exhumed.”
“My house is near Perak,” Reedzwann explained. “My parents live in Perak, the grave is only 2km from my house. It’s very near.” He added that he had actually gone to Sekinchan to celebrate Raya first, and his father’s grave had still been around then. “But when (I) returned from Sekinchan, my father’s grave was gone. (I had) already planned to visit my father’s grave after returning from Sekinchan but… hmm,” he said.
Additionally, his father’s grave hadn’t been the only one exhumed. Reedzwann claimed that the graves of many others had also undergone the same indignance. “Even the grave of someone who passed only two months ago has been exhumed and the headstone was piled to the side as well,” he stated. “I’m not the only one who is shocked and sad. There are many people in this area who harbour feelings about what has happened.”
Our hearts go out to Reedzwann, his family and those who were affected. Hopefully, they get the explanation they deserve regarding the matter soon.
Sources: Harian Metro
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