Nur Amalina Che Bakri’s Full Explanation
Yesterday, starting at 5.17pm, a group of local journalists gathered at the 17A1 best student for Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) 2005, Nur Amalina Che Bakri’s mother’s house to listen for themselves her answers regarding the all the issues circulated on social media.
The conversation was held through a Skype video conference which last over an hour was very friendly in fact the student of Edinburgh University, United Kingdom answered each questions that were asked.
Currently the 24 year old girl who was born December 7 once again became the main headline of local press yesterday; a year after her story was published regarding allegations that she failed her studies abroad and returned to her mother’s house quietly.
The rumour however was not true. Once again, this week, this intelligent girl’s story has been greatly talked about.
Since several days ago the social media were heatedly talking about Nur Amalina’s pictures where she wore leggings that were taken from her Facebook photo archive.
Perhaps this is the price to pay for becoming an icon who is excellent in education making it into an annual routine her family has to face.
Before listening to Nur Amalina’s explanation, this girl’s latest development should be given attention because currently she is also involved in preparing a research paper to be included in medical journals in Europe.
What is to be proud of, besides her medical education, Nur Amalina who achieved outstanding results, was also offered to take an additional degree in pharmacology in a one year period compared to four years.
Certainly it is not easy to struggle with a double degree let alone in a foreign country.
The following is Nur Amalina’s story:
Suitable with the title as best student, Nur Amalina was also wise in handling issues surrounding her and was calm. The first step she did was call her mother, Sabariah Hassan to get some advice.
This is Nur Amalina’s explanation regarding the issue of her pictures in leggings and with a male friend which was widely circulated in the internet. Among the pictures circulated are private collection and was taken without her permission with bad intentions including dishonouring her:
Considering herself as a person expressive in fashion, it is not considered as a license for her to go beyond all boundaries. The leggings seem to expose her skin, but in fact it was bought by her mother.
Nur Amalina was also criticized because it was claimed that she took off her headscarf as soon as she landed overseas. Many assumed Nur Amalina purposely took off her headscarf to adapt with the western country. The best solution is we should listen to her justification:
According to Nur Amalina, she is prepared to accept any reprimand given to her as a life guidance however let it be carried out in a good manner. She also requested that all her personal pictures be removed from the internet because it could arouse various disgraceful perceptions let alone if people who see it do not get the real picture and clarification.
Nur Amalina furthered her studies to United Kingdom eight years ago to study A Level with a sponsorship from Bank Negara Malaysia.
Behind the negative rumours claiming she returned to Malaysia because she failed her studies in 2009, Nur Amalina continued to obtain various excellency in the field she is pursuing. Among it are:
June – current:
Medical Research Intern
Edinburgh Breast Unit WGH & Cancer Research UK, Edinburgh
Feb – May 2010
ERASMUS Research Intern
CHDR, The Netherlands
Aug – Sept 2009
District Medical Officer
Meru District Hospital, Tanzania
Worked in the maternity, pediatric, HIV and emergency ward.
While we are all criticizing how un-Islamic Nur Amalina is, she also did community service by teaching English not in a condominium or bungalow, instead at the Orphanage, Tanzania and Zanzibar in 2009.
She also taught the same language since 2008 until now at Bergamo Scoule Elemtare, Italy.
For her research work, Nur Amalina is currently busy preparing drafts for the final chapter of “Reproductive: Obstetrics and Gynaecology” in ABC of Medically Unexplained Symptoms 2011/2012 under the supervision of Dr Andrew Horne, Gynaecologist Consultant, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, University of Edinburgh.
She is writing a book chapter on medically unexplained symptoms in obstetrics and gynaecology, which involved chronic pelvic pain, dyspareunia and vulvodynia.
While we are all great in writing on blogs/twitter/facebook like me, Nur Amalina is also in the process of completing a manuscript for a publication in the Journal of Clinical Oncology for the research “The resection of lymph nodes and the consequences in survival rate of patients with breast cancer (2011/12)” under the supervision of Prof Mike Dixon, Professor of Surgery and Consultant Surgeon, Edinburgh Breast Unit, Western General Hospital.
The reality is, behind the humble nature portrayed by Nur Amalina throughout the video chat, I felt that we should support her and always pray for her success because she is the hope for the next generation.
And to Nur Amalina, I myself hope and pray that this will continue to be in our hearts and memories – our culture and religious teachings by taking previous cases as a lesson.
And to those who continue to criticize this girl, do you all know her achievements? Does she eat or not abroad? Who takes care of her when she is ill? Did we not learn that all that as part of our customs?
Nur Amalina, I know you are reading this – my prayers for you, be strong and remember to continue to take care of her family’s name and our religion. Thank you for the wonderful chat that we had yesterday! -www.hazrey.com