Monday, 9 July 2007

Update: Shearwey: Weeping for Barbarianism...

Update:-

I have been informed by a friend of mine, Jiun Wei, that the couple arrested in connection with the case, are in fact, Shearwey's own mother and her boyfriend...This, she says, appeared in Nanyang Siang Pau (I don't read Chinese Dailies)...I also heard from my mother, that the 8pm news too confirmed the suspects' identity...

At 4.49 pm today, I wrote (see below): To be completely honest, I find the circumstances surrounding the whole case a little funny, to say the least. But I refrain from commenting further now, because Shearwey's precious life is already lost, and no matter what, we cannot bring her back...

I also wrote: I pray God gives the family the strength to see them true this terrible ordeaI and may the perpetrators (whoever they may be), be punished as harshly as the law allows...

Now that the news is out, I shall say that when I said "a little funny", I was in fact refering to her disappearance itself, because:-

1) No mother (however 'stupid') leaves her 3 year-old child outside the car, and walks away for 10 minutes. She might leave the child inside the locked car (that itself is already stupid) with strict instructions to not open the door for anyone, if she had to leave for a while...But no mother will leave the child outside...Unless, the child was meant to disappear...

2) It also seemed a little odd that the exact child who was (in a leave of sanity) left outside the car shall turn up dead, burnt and her body scattered in 4 places...She might turn up raped and murdered, but the act of burning the body in itself shows something a little deeper, and in fact, angry...

And yes, I still pray for God to give the family strength to see themselves through this terrible ordeal, especially the parents...

And my heart now weeps even more to know that it is someone that Shearwey trusted who took her life...In fact, the last person on earth anyone should have had to suspect...

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Picture from The Star: Little Shearwey...



As I write today's post, my heart weeps for 3...

I weep for the lost of such a dear and innocent life of dear little
Shearwey Ooi Ying Ying...

I weep for the pain the anguish of her parents, relatives and friends...

And I weep for the society that we have become, that even children, especially little girls, are not safe anymore...



To be completely honest, I find the circumstances surrounding the whole case a little funny, to say the least. But I refrain from commenting further now (until more proof or news), because Shearwey's precious life is already lost, and no matter what, we cannot bring her back...

I pray God gives the family the strength to see them true this terrible ordeaI and may the perpetrators (whoever they may be), be punished as harshly as the law allows...

know nothing I say will make a difference, but I wish to offer my condolences and prayers to the family, especially to her parents, Ooi Eng Chew and Jess Teh...



Today, I wish to share a little poem that one of this blog's readers,
Wielmaja, shared with me, when I was anguishing over Chee Keong's passing on May 19th...


God's Little Angels

When God calls little children
to dwell with Him above,
We mortals sometimes question
the wisdom of His love.

For no heartache compares with,
the death of one small child.
Who does so much to make our world,
seem so wonderful and mild.

Perhaps God tires of calling
the aged to His fold.
So He picks a rosebud
before it can grow old.

God knows how much we need them,
and so He takes but few.
To make the land of heaven
more beautiful to view.

Believing this is difficult
still somehow we must try.
The saddest word mankind knows
will always be Good-bye.

So when a little child departs,
we who are left behind,
Must realize God loves children.
Angels are hard to find!


~Author Unknown~



I hope you will all join me grieving for the death of little Shearwey.

Although the poem above helps us to come to terms with a child's death in the faith that he/she is a specially chosen one of God's, no child (or person) deserves to die the way Shearwey did...

And I pray justice will be served...



Remember Shearwey; Remember the heartless barbarians we have become, and weep...

Dear Shearwey, may you rest in peace...







7 comments:

zewt said...

i am wondering how come the press didnt quite reveal the motive of her murder....

may the person responsible answer to God.

mott said...

dear shearway...

may u forever rest in peace... and forgive those who did this to you...

a very sad day, indeed.

J.T. said...

Poor child. To think that someone she trusted could have made her suffer. I hope whoever who did this pays dearly, in one way or another.

winniethepooh said...

May you rest in peace little Shearwey.

jimi said...

Kasihan. Banyak sangat berlaku kejadian seumpama ini.

I hear songs of children
Echo in the sky

I hear songs of children
A tomorrow so bright

Lagu yang Jimi titipkan di blog Jimi, buat kanak-kanak dunia yang masih lagi terdedah kepada semua bahaya.

Semoga abadi Shearway di syurgaloka.

PrincessJournals said...

i had a feeling tht the mother had something to do w it after reading the story on the star yesterday and true enuf!

i dont understand how cud a parent/(s) do this kinda thing to their own child?

Daphne Ling said...

Hey Zewt, Mott, JT, WinnieThePooh, Jimi, and Princess Journals,

Yes, I am sure we are all wondering the whys the hows and all the other questions which may remain unanswered for a long time...

I don't seek to judge Shearwey's mother or her boyfriend or the family...What she did was wrong, but let's leave that to the justice system to deal with, and hope they don't fail...

The only thing which irks me is Shearwey's mother led the public to mobilise their forces (over 1000 people!) to look for Shearwey, and to play with people's time, sympathy and kindness!

Dear Shearwey...The poor, poor darling baby never had a chance...