Benarkah Tentera Pengaman African Union Menembak Noramfaizul?

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Tentera Pengaman African Union Di Dakwa Melakukan Tembakan

eXception terbaca satu berita yang mengaitkan Tentera Pengaman African Union dengan kematian Allahyarham Noramfaizul. Berita ini amat mengejutkan, bagaimana tentera yang sepatutnya bertanggungjawab menjaga keselamatan berubah menjadi malaikat maut… Adakah hanya kerana mereka memegang senjata maka mereka boleh melakukan tembakan sesuka hati?


Peacekeepers in Somalia Fire on Car, Leaving a Journalist Dead

MOGADISHU, Somalia — African Union peacekeepers shot and killed a Malaysian journalist covering the famine in Somalia, while a new burst of violence erupted in the central part of the country, Somali officials said Saturday.

Witnesses said African Union peacekeepers opened fire on a car carrying journalists on Friday afternoon as it passed near the crowded K-4 junction in central Mogadishu. A Malaysian cameraman, Noramfaizul Mohd Nor, 39, died after being shot in the chest, and another journalist was wounded. According to a report by the Malaysian National News Agency, both journalists were on a humanitarian mission and were escorted by Somali armed forces.

It was not immediately known why the peacekeepers fired on the car, and the African Union said Saturday that the shooting was under investigation.

“The facts are very unclear at the moment,” said Maj. Gen. Fred Mugisha, the force commander. “I have spoken personally to the Somali president about the situation and offered my sincere reassurance that a full investigation is under way and that the appropriate action will be taken against any soldiers found to have acted improperly.”

Mogadishu, Somalia’s bullet-pocked capital, is awash with loosely organized militias and thousands of undisciplined troops, and there have been several cases of peacekeepers and government soldiers accidentally killing civilians. Also, the peacekeepers and government forces sometimes fire in the air to clear jammed intersections, because there are no working traffic lights in Mogadishu or just about anywhere in Somalia.

“The African Union truck came after the car and started firing,” said a woman who saw the attack and who provided only her first name, Halima.

Meanwhile, fighting has erupted in Galkaiyo, a town in central Somalia that is divided between the Puntland semiautonomous government and a separate, clan-based administration. Puntland officials said they were fighting Islamist militants who had killed one of their top commanders. But officials with the Galmudug state government, which is a small clan-based administration based in Galkaiyo, said the fighting was a clan dispute.

The fighting in Galkaiyo has killed more than 20 people and wounded dozens, threatening to complicate an already tricky political conference that begins on Sunday. The United Nations has invited several dozen Somali politicians, including cabinet members of the Transitional Federal Government and leaders from Puntland and Galmudug, to Mogadishu to devise a “roadmap” to prepare for the end of the transitional government, whose mandate expires next year. The politicians, many of whom have been accused of pilfering millions of dollars, are expected to carry out an ambitious program of reforms, including the writing of a new constitution.

Few analysts believe the transitional government has the will or the skills to pacify Somalia, which has been mired in varying degrees of chaos since the central government collapsed in 1991. Much of the southern third of the country is still controlled by the Shabab, who have blocked desperately needed food aid from reaching many famine-stricken areas.

Mohammed Ibrahim reported from Mogadishu, and Jeffrey Gettleman from Nairobi, Kenya.

Sumber: New York Times

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Al-Fatihah Buat Allahyarham Noramfaizul, Wira Negara

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Allahyarham Noramfaizul Wira Negara… Adakah Mat Sabu Akan Mempertikaikannya Nanti?

MOGADISHU 3 Sept. — “Saya masih tidak percaya kejadian yang menimpa kami, hakikat jurukamera saya, Noramfaizul Mohd. Nor, maut akibat terkena tembakan peluru sesat pada petang Jumaat, masih belum dapat saya terima,” menurut wartawan BernamaTV, Khairulanuar Yahaya.

Beliau dan Noramfaizul, 39, adalah antara 54 anggota Misi Kemanusiaan Kelab Putera 1Malaysia di Mogadishu, Somalia yang berlepas pada 28 Ogos lalu dan dijadual tiba di tanah air, esok.

Kejadian tembakan itu berlaku ketika krew BernamaTV, TV3, Astro Awani dan RTM bergerak dari pusat operasi ke asrama tempat mereka tinggal kira-kira satu kilometer, selepas membuat liputan pemberian bantuan kepada mangsa kebuluran di sekitar Mogadishu.

”Saya duduk di bahagian paling hadapan di sebelah pemandu kenderaan pacuan empat roda itu, manakala Noramfaizul duduk di bahagian paling belakang di sebelah kanan bersebelahan jurukamera TV3, Aji Saregar Mazlan yang turut cedera.

”Kejadian berlaku dengan sekelip mata ketika kenderaan kami membelok ke kiri untuk masuk ke persimpangan asrama.

”Saya mendengar dua das tembakan diikuti kenderaan perisai pasukan pengaman Kesatuan Afrika melepasi kami. Beberapa detik kemudian, saya mendengar rakan media menjerit nama jurukamera saya yang tercedera.

”Keadaan menjadi begitu kelam-kabut dan saya melihat Noramfaizul yang rebah telah dibawa keluar dari kenderaan dan diberi rawatan di asrama tempat kami tinggal selama lima hari di Mogadishu,” katanya.

Noramfaizul cedera di bahagian bahu sebelum diberitahu beliau turut cedera di bahagian paru-paru dan meninggal dunia kira-kira 6 petang waktu tempatan (11 malam waktu Malaysia).

Selain Somalia, Allahyarham sebelum ini pernah mengikuti tiga misi bantuan kemanusiaan anjuran Kelab Putera 1Malaysia.

”Dua misi bersama-sama saya sebagai wartawan membuat liputan mangsa kekejaman Israel di Gaza dan liputan bantuan kemanusiaan membantu mangsa banjir di Pakistan, tahun lepas serta misi kemanusiaan ke New Zealand membantu mangsa bencana gempa bumi awal tahun lalu,” katanya. — BERNAMA


Keberanian Allahyarham Noramfaizul, jurukamera Bernama yang mengikuti misi kemanusiaan ke Somalia wajar dibanggakan. Sedangkan ketika para pemimpin pembangkang dok melaungkan jihad dalam ceramah fitnahnya, seorang pun tak seberani macam Allahyarham Noramfaizul yang sanggup mengambil risiko ke Somalia negara yang sedang mengalami pergolakan… Mereka hanya tau mengkritik dan mencaci misi kemanusiaan ke Somalia tanpa segan-silu, sedangkan mereka sepatutnya di caci-maki kerana BACUL… Mereka sendiri tak berani hendak ke Somalia… Apa lagi menjadi sukarelawan…

Adakah Mat Sabu sekali lagi akan mempertikaikan kewajaran Allahyarham Noramfaizul diberi gelaran Wira Negara seperti mana dia mempertikaikan gelaran pejuang negara kepada anggota Polis yang terkorban dalam serangan awal subuh di Bukit Kepong? Sedangkan Mat Sabu sendiri BACUL kerana tak berani menjadi sukarela misi kemanusiaan ke Somalia…

Ikuti kisah sebenar yang dicatatkan oleh Blogger Papa Gomo yang turut serta dalam misi kemanusiaan tersebut… Sesungguhnya eXception berasa malu kepada Papa Gomo kerana hanya menyiarkan cerita ini berdasarkan berita diperolehi bukan berdasarkan pengalaman sendiri seperti Papa Gomo… Apapun tahniah kepada Papa Gomo kerana menjayakan misi kemanusiaan ini dan pulang dengan selamat…

Live From Mogadishu Somalia – Real Story About Bernama Reporter Killed In Mogadishu

Pengajaran kepada rakyat Malaysia… Somalia bergolak kerana perang saudara… Pembunuhan semakin menjadi-jadi di sana dan seolah-olah ianya satu perkara yang dihalalkan… Mahukah kita melihat negara Malaysia yang aman dan damai seperti yang kita kecapi sekarang berubah warna? Adakah kita mahu melihat Malaysia berubah seperti Somalia? Sanggupkah kita melihat anak-cucu kita nanti menjadi seperti gambar di bawah?