Sayang anak tangan-tangankan


Saya tidak akan menyalahkan emak kerana tidak membenarkan saya untuk berdiet (every now and then when I think I am fat)- emak sering meyakinkan saya bahawa saya sudah cukup kurus.

Saya juga akan menyokong emak kerana berusaha mengawal pemakanan kedua-dua adik saya yang sangat suka makan – walaupun adik lelaki saya yang seorang itu sering berubah fikiran : pernah dia menangis kerana emak tidak memasak lauk yang dia sukai, dan pernah pula dia marah-marah kerana emak memasak sedap-sedap sehingga dia tidak boleh menguruskan badan.

Kenapa?

Kerana mungkin sekali jika saya dan adik-adik tidak sihat (aneroxic atau obese), emak akan dibawa ke mahkamah (jika emak ada di UK), seperti ibu dalam berita di bawah:


‘You are loving this youngster to death’

Journal Live, Feb 26, 2007

Saya turunkan beberapa excerpt yang menarik perhatian saya.
The family of an eight-year-old boy who is clinically obese were last night accused of “child abuse”.

Tomorrow – in an unprecedented move in the fight against child obesity – his mother and grandmother will attend a formal child protection conference to decide his future, which could lead to proceedings to take him into care.

Connor, of Strawberry Gardens, Wallsend, could be placed on the child protection register – along with victims of physical and sexual abuse, or on the less serious children in need register.

Consultant paediatrician Dr Michael Markiewicz, of a private London hospital, said unless Connor lost a lot of weight, he was facing an early death.

The Jubilee Primary School pupil has missed weeks of classes because he cannot manage the five-minute walk to school without running out of breath or vomiting.

“I will fight for Connor, I will not let them take him away from me. They say he is a victim of child abuse, how can he be?

“We all love him. If he was being abused he would be thin, surely. If he was abused I would not be feeding him, I would not be jumping to his every beck and call to make him food to eat.”

Benar. Sayang anak tangan-tangankan, itu isu yang lebih besar. Sayang tidak bererti membiarkan orang-orang yang dikasihi melakukan apa sahaja yang mereka sukai walaupun kelak memudaratkan diri.

Sayang kepada rakan-rakan bererti kita perlu menegur kesalahan mereka, biar mungkin pahit yang akan dirasa jika mereka berkecil hati. Kasih sayang sesama kita seharusnya membawa ke syurga. Tegarkah kita membiarkan sahabat-sahabat terhumban ke neraka kerana dosa-dosa yang kita sedari tetapi tidak ditegur? Lebih buruk andai kita terheret sekali kerana tanggungjawab yang tidak ditunaikan.

Sering saya tekankan dalam pertemuan saya dengan adik-adik di Manchester: Kalau semua orang menjaga diri mereka dan keluarga mereka dari terjerumus dalam dosa – itu sudah cukup untuk menjadikan dunia ini bebas dari masalah.

Pokoknya, perbaiki diri, tegur ahli keluarga. Islah circle of influence masing-masing.

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4 comments

  1. Owh begitu, just saw it on BBC news, tp sempat tgk vdo bdk tu je not the report, feeding is a crime? Huhu I thought there are lots of obese kids there. Now in Malaysia, media is blaming the Fast Food (there are pressure by NGOs to ban fast food add), well roti canai, nasi lemak n mee goreng is not a healthy food either

  2. I do follow the new issue. Banning unhealthy food ads is good, but to ban all unhealthy ads is better. You see, all those ads that exploit women. What is the purpose of having Siti as the model for your printer?

    Hey, roti canai is undeniably unhealthy but at least it doesn’t contain as much poison as Twisties does. By poison I mean MSG.

  3. Agree on banning, still doesnt meant Malaysian will stop eating unhealthy, actually most ppl dont really understand healthy diet, mayb campaign is much better…
    Using sex in ads is another issue. its not just women, men are exploited too! (At least not that bad in Malaysia)
    Well Siti mayb is not exploited, i bet she got free printers and ink suplies for years (no need to refill) for that ads Hehe

  4. Why on earth do we need women to advertise everything? A phone, a printer, a laptop, ciggarettes, just put that thing. That will do I think.At least for me, but maybe not for stupid men who need naked women for them to be influenced to buy a motorola phone.Yeah, yeah..men are exploited too, in this way. Hahaha..

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