Saturday, December 26, 2009
A Candle For Antares
I don't really know Antares as a person. My first encounter with him was when he was performing in the KL Art Festival sometime in the late 80s, if I am not mistaken. After that I know him as a cartoonist. Later in life, I know him as a fighter for freedom through his blog, Magick River. When I was appearing in the Federal Court with Malik Imtiaz to argue RPK's case, Antares was in Court. Only then did I "meet" him properly.
He loves his country too much. He loves this Earth too much. He loves his family too much. He loves the spiritual too much.
Now he is fighting a debilitating Malaria infection in the hospital.
I know he has got too much fighting spirit then to just fade away to a Malaria infection. He will get through this, that man.
In the meantime, my thoughts are with you dear Antares, protector of the Magick River.
You shall soon come back and walk among us again.