Thr Raaga Concert Duty

Sunday, August 19, 2007
[18th August 2007] I arrived at Stadium Indera Mulia, Ipoh at 5.30pm for a duty as a first aider. I regret for coming to this duty when i know that The Magnum Thr Raaga Charity Concert was mainly for Indians. After standing(like statue) infront of the stadium for half an hour, A/L/CPL Yang Jin Wei and I decided to gather some information about the concert by asking the person in charge there. =.='' Later only we knew that the concert starts at 8.00pm. We (Yang Jin Wei, Me, Donivald Tham, Yoong lip Zhang, Eric Ewe, Teoh Jia Heng, Cham Swee Wen, Sahtian and 2 Unknown girl from TCS) were so unhappy because we came 2 hours and 30 minutes earlier. The officer from St. John, Officer Ng(Yuk Choy) finally arrived an hour later.
One hour before the duty starts, Donivald, Jia Heng and the 2 from TCS were instructed by a person incharge there to standby at the operation room while the rest of us were standing near the left entrance to help out if any accident occurs. the 10 of us were divided into 3 groups to 3 different area - outside the stadium, operation room and backstage area. After half an hour standing outside the stadium with Cham, Lip Zhang came and change duty place with me. Yah! I can go to the backstage area. Oh, forgot to tell you, there's a wide LCD screen outside the stadium, when the stadium was full, the people that came late have to stand outside to watch the concert, thats why we have to standby outside the stadium.I was told by the person in charge, RELA members and the officer from time to time that the Indians like to fight and cause trouble, if any thing happens, we need to ensure our own safety.
I went into the backstage area throught the backdoor. I found Jin Wei and stand with him near the stage. The 2 of us were so boring watching at the Indian performers that perform in the stage. Officer Ng will tell Jin Wei the things that happens outside there. Although Jin Wei did not tell me anything, I heard something that was about someone who broke the glass door and a lot of things. Then the officer went out again.
This is where the climax of our duty begins. officer Ng rushed into our duty place. From far away, we can see that his face was very serious and his hands were showing us that he need a first aid kit. Jin Wei and I knew that something was happening. We quickly followed the officer along with our first aid kit. Tak,tak,tak,tak......, we arrived at a scene where small pieces of glasses were everywhere, and blood, REAL blood stained all over the floor, and 2 Indian guys around 40s were handcuffed with the sole of their feet( tapak kaki) bleeding. There were 2 casualty in the scene. Officer Ng and Jin Wei were stopping casualty 1's feet from bleeding while I was checking casualty 2 to see whether there's any injury or not. I felt nervous and panic in that time. I asked casualty 2 : '' Are you okay sir '', but he did not reply me, I noticed that there's a small cut in the feet. One of the RELA members told me that casualty 2 was drunk. Since there was not enough gloves for me to wear, I used a plastic bag to cover my hand and treat the wound. After 10 minutes, we finished our job there. The 2 Indian guys(casualty 1 & 2) were hand over to the police for causing trouble. We were back to our duty place again. Fuh......
According to Officer Ng, it all started when a group of Indians trying to push the glass door with a strong power in order to enter the stadium. A line of RELA members already standing by the entrance. The thought that if the Indians manage to break the lock and enter, they will stop them from entering. Unfortunately, a glass door was pushed down and smashed on the floor. the group of Indians dissapeared within a second. The RELA members managed to catch 2 of the Indians and handcuffed them.
The concert ended around 10.20pm. We were sent by the St. John Ambulance back to the headquarter to ensure our safety. Actually there were a lot of things happened during our duty hours. I cant manage to tell you so much(cuz i'm lazy). I dont know whether I should feel happy or what because this is the first time for a form 3 student to encounter a case like this. I hope that in the future I will be more calm because I've gained experience in this duty.
Who am I? I'm STILL a form 3 SJAM member who cant take the Adult test until next year! You think it's funny? I think so.

1 comments:

  1. I salute you for that courageous act. You did what was right. That is one life experience one can't find in books. Characters are built and nurtured through difficult times. A good Michaelian.

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