“The Home Sweet Home in Muar, Johor which was an animal home established by Mohd Azman bin Hasbullah was burnt down to the last piece,” said the news reporter, “Siti, an eleven year old which was volunteering there at that time stated that she saw five men lingering around the Home Sweet Home a few minutes before the fire started. We believe this is a case of revenge from a few of Azman’s old friends.”
I switched off the television, feeling angry and frustrated. Now, S.O.S foundation is experiencing a loss of money at about RM 800 000 since the blaze.
“What am I to do now?” I grunted as I lay back on the sofa.
“It’s okay, Azman,” Suraiya comforted me, “We could always start again.”
I shook my head. To me, now all hope was gone and there was no way I could start all over again. Too much money was lost, about half of the capital. I buried my head in my hands and thought it over. Impossible.
In a week's time, my wife had helped me to start again even thought I felt that it was of no use. Campaigns were held with better and more exciting activities. We did everything all over again but with better improvements.
“Encik Azman, we have caught the person responsible for the burning down of Home Sweet Home. They will be free if you forgive them. But if you don’t, they will have to attend a trial and be proven guilty,” the police department called one day.
I was angry at the mention of Jamal’s name and a few others, “Tell them that I would NEVER forgive them and they can stay in jail for the rest of their life.”
With that, I ended the call. I smiled, relieved that justice had finally come. I guess everything had to be seen on the bright side. There is always a second chance for everyone.