Kisah kelab wayang gambar

Al-Marhum Mustaffa bin Dapat SPM1981, MRSM Kuantan.

Sebelum adanya video, internet, youtube dll pada zaman ini, wayang gambar menjadi tempat orang ramai menonton filem-filem. Sekitar 1978-79 ketika saya di Form 1-2, tayangan-tayangan wayang gambar di dewan besar MRSM Kuantan banyak memaparkan cerita yang kurang baik, lakunan artis-artis Barat. Bila dakwah dan kesedaran Islam mula berputik 1980-81, wayang gambar sudah pupus dengan sendirinya, kesan dari kesedaran dan kebangkitan pelajar yang cenderung kearah penghayatan Islam. Jika tahun-tahun 1978-79 surau hanya bilik kecil disebelah Dewan Muzik, tapi pada 1981-82, oleh kerana fenomena ratusan pelajar lelaki dan perempuan bersolat jemaah dan mendengar kuliah di surau, Dewan Muzik (atas Dewan Makan) terpaksa dijadikan Dewan Surau (lalu bilik guru muzik, Cg. Abdullah Mohd berada di dalam Surau!). Jika pada 1978-79 hanya sebilangan kecil pelajar wanita memakai tudung, tapi pada 1981-82 kebanyakan atau ratusan pelajar wanita memakai tudung.

Ketika saya di tingkatan 1 (1978) hanya Salimah Mas’ud (kiri sekali) merupakan pelajar wanita setingkatan saya yang memakai tudung. Empat tahun selepas itu, ketika kami di tingkatan lima, kebanyakan pelajar perempuan yang berjumlah kira-kira 350 orang di MRSM Kuantan memakai tudung. “Impian semalam, hakikat hari ini. Impian hari ini, hakikat esok”.

Antara kenangan saya (K82) dengan Mustaffa Dapat (K81) ialah pada tahun 1981 bila saya form 4 (imam Surau), Al-Marhum form 5 (anggota Badan Wakil Pelajar, BWP), dia bercadang menghidupkan semula Kelab Wayang Gambar dan meminta semua pelajar bayar yuran RM2. Al-Marhum mungkin hanya melaksanakan arahan atau kehendak pihak-pihak lain. Pelajar-pelajar jadi keliru. Dipihak pimpinan pelajar, kelab tersebut hendak dihidupkan semula. Di pihak Surau pula sebaliknya. Saya mengeluarkan pandangan kelab tersebut tidak perlu dihidupkan dan pelajar jangan bayar RM2. Kesan darinya, sambutan para pelajar terhadap hasrat tersebut adalah tidak memberangsangkan.

Saya ketika di Tingkatan 5 Neon (dua dari kiri, belakang sekali). Bangunan di belakang adalah Dewan Surau (tingkat atas), di bawahnya Dewan Makan. Sebelum itu, Dewan Surau adalah Dewan Muzik yang terpaksa diubah menjadi surau kerana bilangan pelajar yang semakin ramai bersolat jemaah pada tahun-tahun 1981-82, berbanding 1978-79. Hari ini sudah ada Surau Maktab khas yang berasingan. Proses kutipan derma bagi peminaannya bermula dizaman kami dan dikecapi hasilnya dizaman selepas kami.

Mustafa Dapat dan seniors Form 5 panggil saya ke sebuah bilik di Asrama Blok G. Biasanya bila ramai seniors panggil seorang junior ke bilik, sesuatu yang tidak dikehendakki akan berlaku. Saya beranikan diri kerana benar. Di hadapan ramai lelaki seniors form 5 didalam bilik tersebut, saya beri penjelasan sekiranya wayang tersebut tentang Islam seperti penerangan ibadat Haji dll, dia (Mustaffa) akan dapat pahalanya seramai pelajar yang menontonnya. Sekiranya wayang tersebut lucah seperti zaman 1978-79, dia akan menanggung dosanya seramai pelajar yang menontonnya juga.

Youtube pelajar-pelajar MRSM Kuantan yang telah pergi meninggalkan dunia ini dalam usia yang masih muda. Moga Allah swt mencucuri rahmah keatas mereka, mengampunkan dosa-dosa mereka dan memasukkan mereka ke dalam SyurgaNya bersama para Nabi-nabi, Siddiqiin, Syuhadak dan Solihin. Tahun didalam kurungan adalah tahun menduduki Peperiksaan SPM. Saya menduduki SPM di tahun 1982.

Hari Isnin berikutnya, semasa perhimpunan mingguan di dewan, Mustaffa Dapat naik ke pentas mengumumkan Kelab Wayang tidak jadi dihidupkan semula diakhiri dengan katanya, “Saya tidak mahu jadi ketua kelab maksiat”. Pengumuman beliau disambut gembira oleh pelajar. Disamping raut muka yang menarik, Al-Marhum seorang yang baik peribadinya. Oleh kerana itu saya percaya nasihat ikhlas saya agar kelab wayang jangan dihidupkan semula dapat diterima oleh beliau dengan mudah dan segera.

Moga ALlah swt merahmati Al-Marhum, menanam kesabaran dan keteguhan kepada balu dan anak-anaknya untuk mengharungi hari-hari muka.

(Ini tulisan saya ke Facebook Ansara Kuatagh (Alumni MRSM Kuantan) sempena mengenang salah seorang pelajar seMaktab, Al-marhum Mustaffa Dapat yang meninggal dunia pada 2007).

Ustaz Halim  http://www.inijalanku.wp.com

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.Sunday, October 21, 2007

In memory of Mustaffa Dapat

Allahyarham Mustaffa b. Dapat (b. 21 October 1964, d. 28 August 2004).
Mustaffa Dapat was born to a former British Army employee, Dapat b. Selamat. He was initially intended to be named as ‘Ahmad Suhardi b. Dapat’. However, his aunt changed his name to ‘Mustaffa’ instead when the registration of birth was made. He grew up in Kampung Stulang Baru, Johor Bahru, Johor and attended Larkin School. His father by then became a Postman at Bukit Panjang Post Office, Bukit Panjang, Singapore while his mother run an eatery stall in Larkin.

Later he attended MARA Junior Science College, Kuantan, Pahang (1977-1981). He went to Oklahoma to study engineering but later transferred to Ohio University in Columbus, Ohio and earned a bachelor in aeronautical engineering in 1986.

He came back to Malaysia during the first economic recession. After his mother passed away in 1987 to stomach ulcer, Mustaffa enrolled in the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) KD Pelanduk as Cadet Officer. He graduated in 1989 as the best cadet officer and earned the golden sabre from HM Seri Paduka Baginda Yang DiPertuan Agong, beating more than a dozen ex RMC cadet officers in his intake.

He was initially destined to be trained as the engineer for the RMN’s Air Wing KD Rajawali. However, still as a Sub. Lt., he was sent to Royal Australian Navy submarine school near Sydney in 1992 instead. He earned his ‘dolphins’ in 1993, the first RMN officer to be certified as submariner, along with Lt. Abdul Rahman Ayob and Senior Petty Officer Suhaimi after the training in an RAN Oberon Class submarine.

His track record was so impressive that the RAN, through Australian MINDEF, requested their Foreign Office to ask MINDEF, through Wisma Putra for Lt. Mustaffa to come and serve for another tour of duty, in the RAN submarine squadron. During this time, he participated in a submarine exercise with the US Navy.

(Left photo) An article in an RAN Bulletin, with Group Captain Australian Submarine squadron, HMAS Platypus. Mustaffa Dapat is second on the left. Centre is Kept. Abdul Rahman Ayob.

(Right photo) From left, Lt. Cdr. Zulhelmi Isnin, Cdr. Abdullah Sani Ismail, Mustaffa Dapat and Kept. Abdul Rahman Ayob. This photo was shot in TLDM Lumut, 1997.

After serving ten years short commission service, Mustaffa left the RMN in 1997 due to economic reasons. He joined ATSC Sdn. Bhd. (then under Airod) and served as the Project Manager for the MiG 29N maintenance program, based in TUDM Kuantan, under former RMAF Brig. Gen. Richard Robless Sr. He later joined Rajawali Aerospace Sdn. Bhd. as a General Manager, also following Robless.

In 2001 when Perimekar Sdn. Bhd. put up the bid for the submarine project, Mustaffa was employed as a consultant to the project. He later joined Perimekar as a Project Manager and facilitated the project management during the lengthy technical negotiations between DCNi, Thales (now Armaris), Perimekar and the RMN. The contract was signed in June 2002 for the acquisition of two Scorpene Class SSK submarines. By then, LTAT through Boustead Bhd. was a 51% shareholder of Perimekar.

Mustaffa was sent to Cherbourg, France in December 2002, to facilitate for the Perkimekar’s contract to ensure the RMN Submarine Project Team’s work supervising and monitoring the construction, testing and commissioning of the two submarines are fully completed, according to the contract.

In late July, Mustaffa fell ill due to viral fever and was admitted to the Louis Pasteur Hospital, Cherbourg in early August. Five days later he was transferred to another hospital in Caen where he remained for the next two and half weeks. Within that time, it was diagnosed that Mustaffa suffered a rare penicillin allergy called ‘Steven Johnson syndrome’. He went into a coma and eventually just before six a.m. on Saturday, 28 August 2004, Mustaffa Dapat died never regained consciousness.

His body was bathe and kapan (wrapped with burial shroud) at the Caen mosque and taken to Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport on the afternoon of Monday 30 August 2007 and was flown back to Kuala Lumpur onboard Malaysia Airlines flight MH 021 at noon, the national day of 2004. His remains arrived in KLIA at 5.30 am 1 September 2004, accompanied by his widow Masniza Mansor, his 8 year old son Muhammad Faza Aiman, his three month old baby Misha Elyssa, Puan NorAishah Mohd. Nasri (wife of Deputy Leader, Submarine Project Team in Cherbourg; Capt. Rosland Omar), his best friend and fellow submariner (who also represented the RMN), Cdr. Abdul Rahman Ayob and Perimekar manager based in Cartagena, Spain, Anuar. Lt. Cdr. Zulhelmi Isnin, his wife (who is a TLDM officer as well) and Lt. Cdr. Baharuddin Md. Nor were at KLIA for the reception of Mustaffa’s remains and the party that accompany it back home.

His remains was taken to Masjid Kampung Chempaka, Kampung Tunku, Petaling Jaya and later was interned at Kampung Tunku Cemetery that noon. Relatives, former colleagues from the RMN and the Defense Attache’ of the French Embassy of Kuala Lumpur were there to pay their respect. So was representative of DCNi and Armaris.

His last summer, his wife was expecting their second child. However, he insisted I came for a visit in June of 2004, the 60th celebration of D-Day landings. We arrived in Paris Charles De Gaulle on 3 June 2004, rented a Picasso Xsara from Europecar and drove directly to Cherbourg, Normandy. (After we came back home, he also insisted that his father, Pak Dapat to also come for visit. It was his last wish to see people close to him before he died three months later)

For the longest time since school, we promised ourselves that we should one day step foot in Utah and Omaha Beaches, St. Mere De Eglise and Point Du Hoc and witness for ourselves the largest military landing which changed world history. We also wanted to go to Bastogne, Belgium and Arnhem, Netherlands.

The last time I was Mustaffa was on 9 June 2004 at the Cite La Mer maritime museum in Cherbourg. We hugged and promised to meet again here, for
the 70th D-Day celebrations.

During my stay in Cherbourg, since summer was just starting, Mustaffa held a private barbeque party at his home. We were also invited for dinner at Kept. Rahman Ayob’s (then, Cdr.) home, as a reciprocity.

I became closer to Kept. Rahman since then. When Mustaffa fell ill and hospitalised, I was communicating with Kept. Rahman almost every other day. The moment I learnt about Mustaffa’s passing, we spent the next three days trying to arrange for his burial here in Klang Valley. Former Chief of Navy Laksmana (B) Tan Sri Abu Bakar Abdul Jamal played an important part in the RMN’s role for the funeral. He was on regular communications with then Deputy Chief of Navy Laksmana Madya Dato’ Ilyas Md. Din.

This last photo with Mustaffa was shot at during dinner at Kept. Rahman’s home, West Cherbourg.

Mustaffa Dapat would have been forty three today if he was still with us. His passing was missed by the entire submariner community in this country, especially the RMN. I remembered specifically in LIMA ’01, during breakfast at Awana Porto Malai, former Chief of Navy Laksamana Tan Sri Ilyas Md. Din (then Fleet Operation Commander Laksda Dato’ Ilyas Md. Din) said to me “Mustaffa’s departure from the Navy was a great loss to us but later proven to be a great service to the nation. He would one day made Chief of Navy had he stayed on and served”. So did former RMN Inspector General Laksmana Pertama Danyal Balagopal confirm the same point “Mustaffa is definitely ‘CN’ material”, separately.

That was how much respect his superiors had for my best friend. Adieu, mon kapitan………………….

http://zakhir.blogspot.com/2007/10/in-memory-of-mustaffa-dapat.html

Satu Respons

  1. assalamualikum. us. halim terima kasih banyak-banyak kerana us pemberi semangat untuk saya terus kekal sistem mrsm. buat masa sekarang saya dah berpindah ke mrsm pc. mohon nanti us ada kelapangan ke mrsm pc lihat adik-adik. (Us. Mohamad Zabidi… sepupu us razmi / yong .. perak). tq.

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