Thursday, January 15, 2009

Al-fatihah for Samani

Samani Mohd Amin, who was detained under the ISA in 1976 with the late Pak Samad, died last night. He was 78.

Samani was with The Star when I joined the paper as a rookie in 1985 but I never knew the man well. Nuraina A. Samad knows him better than I do. They spoke on the phone just on Monday, here.

pic taken from Tok Mummy.


  1. Anonymous2:14 pm

    Dear Rocky,

    Al-Fatihah to One of the Towering Nusantara Malays. May your soul be blessed by the Almighty.

    Y.B Hisham Gemuk

  2. Anonymous2:25 pm


    The Barisan Rakyat bloggers are reporting about the Kuala Terengganu by-election.

    How come you are not doing a report as the Barisan Nasional blogger, Rocky? We need some balance and view from both sides.

    Go Rocky go, do it for us Barisan Nasional supporters!

  3. Anonymously Anon, you may want to leave your comment under the Ezam posting, not here ...

  4. Al-Fatihah.....



  5. Anonymous3:33 pm

    Ooopss sorry bro!!! Baru nampak posting Ezam kat atas tui...........

    Al-fatihah kepada Pak Samani... seorang lagi tokoh era Pak Samad yang kini meninggalkan kami..........

  6. al fatihah to uncle sam who had taught me newswriting way back in 1980.

  7. Anonymous6:48 pm

    Al Fatihah for Sam ... Amin
    Sam was a very approachable person on the editorial floor when I was at Balai Berita ... Wali Kota

  8. Goodbye to the unsung hero of Malay journalism. Memories of you will be with us forever Pakcik Samani. May Allah bless your soul...Al-Fatihah

  9. Anonymous2:50 am

    Like Nuraina,I know Arwah Pak Samani well too. He was one of the most jovial editors at Berita Harian, and very professional,when I first joined the NST as an intern and subsequently, a cadet journalist in 1976. Alas, it wasn't long before he was arrested together with Arwah Pak Samad for supposedly "communist leanings". Even so, he never lost his sparkle after his release. My regret is that we never stayed in touch. This is my lesson to myself!
    May Allah bless his soul. To his family, my deepest condolence.
    Thanks Rocky.

  10. Sdr Rocky,
    Al-fatihah untuk roh Allahyarham dan takziah kepada kaum keluarga yang ditinggalkan.
    Semoga roh Allahyarham dicucuri rahmat dan digolongkan di kalangan mereka yang beriman.