Earthquake Update: I Pray This Is Not True

Peter heard this story from someone when he attended a relative?s wake (death not related to the earthquake/tsunami) in Balik Pulau just now. There was this Malay family of father, mother and five children who went out to the beach to gather fishes that was brought in by the first few smaller waves of the tsunami in one of the fishing villages near there. While they were busy collecting the fishes, another big wave caught them and dragged them out to sea. Both parents survived with serious injuries but all the children perished, one who was still an infant. I hope this is just a tall tale but if it is true, this is a sad day indeed.

Author: Peter Tan

Peter Gabriel Tan. Penangite residing in the Klang Valley. Blissfully married to Wuan. A LaSallian through and through. Slave to three cats. Wheelchair user since 1984. End-stage renal disease since 2017. Principal Facilitator at Peter Tan Training specialising in Disability Equality Training. Former columnist of Breaking Barriers with The Borneo Post. This blog chronicles my life, thoughts and opinions. Connect with me on Twitter and Facebook.