In the evening while in Kota Bharu, you would probably see elders in hundreds walking the streets to a mosque. One the many mosques in Kota Bharu is Masjid Mushamadi Kota Bharu, the state Mosque, where all old and young residents of Kota Bharu would prefer to go for a daily prayer.
While in Ridel Hotel I was fascinated with the number of people who walked the streets in the vicinity to the mosque. It showed how obedience the Kota Bharu’s residents in observing the prayer in the mosque, thus I think this society is blessed with numerous “rahmat“.
Unfortunately however, it is not so blessed as many of the youth are involved in drug abuse. I talked to one resident who said his son was napped by the police yesterday afternoon on suspicion of a drug abuse. With the police were several pills of synthetic drug known as Pile Kuda. He said he was unaware of his son’s activity and involved in a drug abuse, but only knew when the police napped him.
So it seems, the youth in Kelantan is being dropped from the society’s normal lifestyle, i.e. Prayer time, mosque, Islam, and the lots. The state has neither a program to formulate youth with a useful activity, or providing a recreational area where youth can find a suitable activity to fill their useful time.
The state should offer a place for youth to promote social activities such as cycling, book reading, or any other sport activity to escape boredom in a town where the emphasis is always on Islam.
Please UMNO, you can help youth in Kelantan. Do something please.
PS | Remember, how British drugged Chinese in Shanghai?. Oh well, now who drugged Kelantanese youth?.
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