Thursday, December 04, 2008

Mishap in New Zealand

Mass Comm student and lecturer die in road crash. A study tour to New Zealand involving students and lecturers of the Faculty of Communications & Media Studies, UiTM, met with tragedy when the bus they were traveling in was rammed by a truck in Auckland. The dead have been identified as deputy dean Shafiee Ahmad, 51, and 2nd year student Sakinah Ahmad, 21, according to a posting here.

A tahlil will be held at the Faculty in Shah Alam tonight, 8pm. Friends and ex-Masscommites welcomed.


  1. Anonymous2:19 pm

    Sesungguhnya pemergian mereka adalah di luar jangkaan kita insan yang kerdil dan lemah disisi Allah S.W.T. dan yang beriman kepada Qada dan Qadar-Nya.

    Salam Takziah kepada ahli keluarga mereka semoga sentiasa tabah dan sabar dalam menghadapi dugaan Allah S.W.T. AL - FATIHAH

    EX UiTM

  2. Anonymous2:25 pm

    sad...sad.. but shit happens!!!

  3. Innallilahi Waina Ilaihi Rajiuun..

    May Allah Bless them with the Solihin...

  4. Anonymous4:54 pm

    Innallilahi Waina Ilaihi Rajiuun

    May Allah SWT Bless them always and they be placed in Jannah through His Mercy and Compassion. Al-Fatihah

    Warrior 231


  6. Anonymous7:59 pm

    I know the road they travelled where the mishap happened. Hamilton-Auckland. Nyaman tetapi sunyi. Al Fatihah

    Ex Mass Comm UiTM

  7. Anonymous8:10 pm

    UiTM study Tour in NZ?


  8. Anonymous9:03 pm

    He was my lecturer. He taught me Effective Speaking during Semester 1 in UiTM.

    He took us to Taiping for an assignment, he preferred the outdoors as opposed to a cramped four-walled room when he taught.

    We had one of the best times of our university lives on that trip, thanks to Allahyarham Tuan Haji Shafiee.

    I remember the first time I met him. At first, I was pretty scared of him because he looked garang with his misai and janggut, but he was actually a kind soul. And most importantly, he was damn good at his job. I really enjoyed his class. I even remember the speech I presented for a final assignment and it means more to me now because he gave me the second highest mark in class for that.

    I'm sure other students are as disturbed as I am to hear the news.

    And I also found out that another lecturer who is involved in the accident just got out of coma but is in critical condition.

    May Allah bless them all. Al-Fatihah.

  9. Anonymous11:36 pm

    I know quite a number of UiTM Communication lecturers, but can't figure out which is Shafiee. I know another lecturer who was travelling with group, Amirul. Fortunately, I heard in the news tonight, he's ok. Semoga Allah mencucuri rahmat keatas roh Shafiee Ahmad dan Sakinah Ahmad. Amin.

  10. thank you

    dari keluarga Shafiee

  11. he taught us international marketing kat masscomm, way back in d year 1999/2000 when we was in MC22 public relations deg. masa tuh dia belum gi haji lagi kot. we all panggil dia En. Shafiee. he's cool & obviously a good lecturer. terkilan he died in a tragic way. Al-fatihah-

  12. Anonymous2:50 pm

    I'm a Kiwi living in Malaysia and I feel for those families of one's killed in the crash. The roads around the Waikato are notorious for accidents, but unfortunately it is mostly tourists who get killed in that part of NZ. The Government has redesigned the roads to be safer, as well as having strict enforcement of speeds and observation of the road rules is their priority. In this instance, it seems that the Malaysians ignored the stop sign and drove straight into the path of the oncoming truck and trailer unit.
    It is sad when this happens as you don't get a second chance.
    My condolences to the families and students of UiTM.

    Jacob Winn

  13. Anonymous3:57 pm

    what bout the other lecturer condition?

  14. Anonymous6:52 pm


    Fina tq, now I remember him clearly...Al-Fatihah


  15. Anonymous11:47 am

    The lesson of this sad story is:



  16. Anonymous9:37 am

    Some one in the consulate department at High Commission should be fired, transferred or whatever.

    It was lucky that somehow, Lt. Col the military attache was sent to help, followed a TNC (not sure of his exact post though), from the UITM.

    If not, frankly speaking, I wouldn't know whether the "jenazah" can be flown home.

    Mind me saying, there are still one student in the ICU and another in ward waiting for discharge.

    It is very lucky for them that the Malaysian student community in Hamilton are helping out.

  17. Anonymous9:49 am

    The update on the students still in the hospital can be found here: