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Sunday, July 19, 2009

In Memoriam: Capt. Yusof Ahmad (1945 - 2009)

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Being that Walski wasn’t connected for most of the weekend, he only got to know moments ago. And it’s something that Walski feels sad, and a tad bit disturbed about.

The Malaysian bloggerhood just lost one heckuva blogger – Captain Yusof Ahmad, aka The Ancient Mariner, who passed away early this morning, at the young-ish age of 64. He leaves behind a wife, and four children.

The late Capt Yusof Ahmad (with author Syed Akbar Ali)
(photo taken from Pokku's Post)

Walski can’t say that he knew the late Captain well, as he’d only met the guy a couple of times during a few of the blogger-attended events, over the past couple of years.

But the dedication this man showed in helping expose (and explain) the PKFZ scandal is to be admired. That, and speaking up against the many injustices and scandals that have cropped up.

His passing is a big loss to the bloggerhood, without a shadow of a doubt. Here’s one man who would have deserved a grand Viking funeral…
(a long list of blog tributes, and more, in the full post)

In truth, he can’t speak much about Capt. Yusof as Walski hardly knew the man personally, apart from having the honor of meeting the man a couple of times.

There are, however, loads of tributes from those who did know him better (in chronological order, as of the time of posting):

This past week has indeed been one filled with tragedy. This time around, it is a big loss for the Malaysian bloggerhood. Walski’s sincere and deepest heartfelt condolences to the family of the late captain.

Al Fatihah… and may God have mercy upon the soul of Capt Yusof Ahmad, The Ancient Mariner, now en route on his last, and greatest, voyage to that great unknown…

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