September 22, 2020 House of Trust

A Tribute to Dr Tetsu Nakamura

We would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Dr Tetsu Nakamura, a man whose work will forever inspire us do more for humanity. We are truly saddened by the horrific attack on such a selfless humanitarian and his team. 

Words cannot express our admiration and awe of Dr Nakamura and his colleagues at Peshawar-kai who have dedicated their blood, sweat and tears to improve the lives of Afghans, working on water management, dams and enhancing traditional agriculture. He is certainly a towering figure, an irreplacable role model for all.

Dr Nakamura treating patients
*Picture Source: Japan Times

Dr Nakamura, thank you for going the second mile to open clinics in villages without doctors, constructing the 25km canal under the slogan “One canal instead of 100 clinics” and choosing to stay on for over 30 years in Afghanistan despite the departure of many aid groups during troubling times.

Your courage to continue this excellent work despite the possibility of losing your life is exemplary. Thank you for valiantly inspiring us as citizens of this world through your big-heartedness and heartfelt humanity. 

The governor of Nangarhar lifts Nakamura at a completion ceremony for his canal project in February 2012.
*Picture Source: Nikkei Asian Review

With such numerous accolades such as the Ramon Magsaysay Award, Fukuoka Prize, Kikuchi Kan Prize and Order of the Rising Sun, still your greatest accoplishments include transforming individual Afghan lives, miraculously reviving abandoned villages from arid land to fertile fields and playing a key role in reconstructing Afghanistan. Legacies of an icon fondly known as Uncle Murad which will be spoken of for many generations to come. 

Constructing Canals and Reviving arid land
*Picture Source: Peshawar-kai

With the motto “to shine light into dark corners”, you have indeed been a beacon of hope in times of hopelessness and a source of strength for the weak and helpless. 

We are certain many will courageously take up your challenge to “choose not to go to places where everyone is willing to go, but rather to places where help is desperately needed and no one else is willing to go”. 

*Picture Source: Japan Today

We strongly believe that your “dream of the day when lush farmland would bring stability and security to the lives of people stricken by violence and war” will eventually come to pass with many more carrying on your torch of humanity. 

Thank you once again Uncle Murad. 

Sincerely, 

Bait Al-Amanah (House of Trust)

11th December 2019 

Related Posts

Ucapan Belanjawan 2020 Parlimen Malaysia

October 31, 2019

October 31, 2019

Ketua Pembangkang, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob (BN-Bera) dalam Ucapan Ketua Pembangkang telah mengutarakan ketiadaan peruntukan untuk projek berimpak tinggi...

Pemeliharaan dan Pemuliharaan Alam Sekitar Malaysia: Kerajaan Negeri Lebih Baik?

February 20, 2020

February 20, 2020

Isu pencemaran alam sekitar merentas sempadan bukan perkara baharu. Malah, natijahnya tidak terhenti setakat mengancam kesejahteraan dan kesihatan hidupan di...

Happy New Year, Fellow Malays!

January 3, 2020

January 3, 2020

As we embark into the new decade, we should simultaneously look at the elephant in the room. As much as...

Johor Wifi: Internet Percuma Untuk Semua

February 7, 2018

February 7, 2018

Dalam revolusi budaya siber, banyak perubahan berlaku khususnya dalam pembangunan teknologi komunikasi dan maklumat. Perkembangan teknologi komunikasi dan maklumat yang...

The New Decade of Johor

February 5, 2018

February 5, 2018

“Progress is Dynamic. No full stops, no finality. It should point towards a greater vision – not just achieving a...

Response to the Ministry of Economic Affairs Performance Report 2019

January 28, 2020

January 28, 2020

Recently, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MEA) published a report on the ministry’s initiatives, achievement and performance in Malaysia’s socio-economic...

Ke Arah Kemapanan Pasir Gudang

September 19, 2019

September 19, 2019

Selaku penduduk Pasir Gudang, saya sentiasa terpanggil dan mengikut rapat perkembangan insiden pencemaran berulang di kawasan ini. Isu ini nampaknya...

Recalibrating Markets, Firms, Society and People

October 11, 2018

October 11, 2018

Summary of YAB Dato’ Seri Mohamed Azmin bin Ali’s Opening Address at Khazanah Megatrends Forum 2018 Earlier this week at the...

Kedudukan Sekolah Agama Di Johor : Status Quo dan Masa Depan

February 8, 2018

February 8, 2018

Negeri Johor merupakan sebuah negeri yang memartabatkan ilmu sehingga digelar sebagai Hab Pendidikan Serantau. Misalnya, di Pagoh terdapat Hab Pendidikan...

Masa Depan dan Kelangsungan FELDA

March 29, 2019

March 29, 2019

Kepentingan FELDA dalam fabrik sosial dan ekonomi Malaysia adalah suatu perkara yang tidak memerlukan perbahasan. Namun, masa depan dan kelangsungannya...

Dilema Stateless yang Tidak Bernoktah.

February 24, 2020

February 24, 2020

Memegang kad pengenalan biru merupakan suatu nikmat yang sering diambil mudah oleh rata-rata daripada kita, sama ada dari segi hak...

The Garden of Eden is no more

January 24, 2019

January 24, 2019

Thank you, Professor Klaus Schwab, Hilde Schwab and the World Economic Forum for this generous award and inviting me to...

Polemik Jawi & Pendidikan Liberal

August 16, 2019

August 16, 2019

Banyak yang telah dibahaskan tentang khat Jawi di Malaysia akhir-akhir ini. Yang jelas, isu ini telah begitu dipolitikkan sehingga tersasar...

Ucapan MB: Majlis Penyerahan Hakmilik Tanah FELDA Pemanis 2

January 16, 2018

January 16, 2018

TEKS UCAPAN YAB DATO’ MOHAMED KHALED NORDIN MENTERI BESAR JOHOR SEMPENA MAJLIS PENYERAHAN HAKMILIK TANAH FELDA PEMANIS 2 DI DEWAN...

Comments
Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *