Tuesday, January 18, 2011

SALUT MOHAMED BOUAZIZI

















Lahir 29 March 1984
Sidi Bouzid, Tunisia
Mangkat January 4, 2011 (umur 26)


SALUT MOHAMED BOUAZIZI

bila aku baca berita tentang kau yang berani
maka aku tunduk segan
bila aku baca berita kau mangkat
gugurlah si ayer mata

tamatlah riwayat kau yang yang pendek
26 kali kau beramadan
26 kali kau bermusim bunga
26 kali musim dingin sampai
tapi hidup kau penuh sengsara
kau membesar dibawah telunjuk leila si first lady

kau belajar
kau berjaya
kau ke universiti
kau berijazah
tapi kau hanya menunggu kerja
seperti beribu ribu anak muda
dengan penuh harapan yang setia

lalu kau membuat kereta sorong
menjaja buah dan sayur
inilah satu kehidupan yang bukan asing lagi
di negara dibawah pemerintahan leila si first lady

betapalah susahnya hidup
ibu adik dan kakak
semua menunggu rezeki dari jualan kamu

maka ditakdirkan datanglah mala petaka
lalu kereta sorong kau dimusnah
lalu sayur kau di rampas
lalu buah buah kau terbarai
kau menjaja tanpa lesen
lesen yang wajib dibayar untuk leila si first lady

wahai anak muda yang berani
bila kau membakar diri
kau telah membakar seluruh bumi arab
dari moroko hingga ke bahrain
dari damsheik hingga ke dubai
kemarahan rakyat meluap luap

rakyat jordan telah turun ke jalan raya
rakyat aljeria telah turun ke jalan raya
rakyat muritania telah turun ke jalan raya
bangun mengacungkan tangan
menuntut keadilan
mendobrak kezaliman

bila kau membakar diri
tanda bantahan terhadap leila si first lady
telah disambut oleh tiga anak muda di aljeria
telah disambut oleh tuan empunya cafe di al-khahairah
telah disambut oleh seorang anak muda di muritania

wahai mohamed bouazizi
bila pintu langit dibuka
kau lihat kembali ke tunisia
kau lihat kembali ke kereta sorong mu
kau lihat kembali ke kota kecil kamu
kau lihat kembali satu tunisia telah bangun
kau lihat kembali satu bumi arab telah bergolak
kau lihat kambali keberanian telah datang
untuk menentang kebatilan
untuk menegak keadilan

wahai anak muda
bila pintu langit itu tertutup
berehatlah kamu bersama segala roh yang suci
bersama segala pejuang yang berani
senyumlah untuk dirimu
leila si first lady telah diburu lari

al-fatihah untuk semua yang gugur
salut untuk mereka yang berani
salut dari aku untuk kamu

Sumber : tukar tiub

Leila Trabelsi: the Lady Macbeth of Tunisia
guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 18 January 2011 20.00 GMT

Tunisia's first lady was said to be manipulative and ruthless Leila Trabelsi, Tunisia's first lady Leila Trabelsi is said to have fled Tunisia with $50m worth of gold bars.















Every revolution has its femme fatale, the Lady Macbeth figure blamed and vilified – fairly or unfairly – for the woes of a downtrodden nation. The Philippines had Imelda Marcos, criticised for her shoe fetish; Romania had Elena Ceaucescu, who pretended to be a scientist; France had Marie Antoinette.

As the jasmine revolution unfolds in Tunisia, the sinister game of "cherchez la femme" is being played once more. This time the target is the country's first lady, Leila Trabelsi, second wife of the deposed president Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali.

If Ben Ali was despised by many in Tunisia, Trabelsi, it seems, was truly hated. Wives of overthrown leaders are usually reviled for their love of luxury and designer clothes or shoes – Marcos had 2,700 pairs – but Trabelsi, an elegant 53-year-old, appears to have gone even further, with unsubstantiated reports that she fled Tunisia last week with more than $50m worth of gold bars.

"True or not, it's very believable. That's the sort of thing Leila Trabelsi would do," French writer Catherine Graciet, co-author of a book on Tunisia's first lady, told the Guardian. "What's more, she wouldn't have the slightest qualm about doing it."

Trabelsi was brought up with 10 brothers in the heart of the Tunis medina, the daughter of a fruit and nut seller. She was working as a hairdresser when she met her future husband and gave birth to their first daughter while he was married to his first wife.

When Ben Ali took power in 1987 he obtained a divorce and wed Trabelsi, who allegedly set about installing members of her family in positions of power. In the decades that followed the Trabelsi name became synonymous with the corruption that riddled Tunisian society and business, and a byword for shameless greed and excess – a son-in-law reportedly kept pet tigers in his garden, which he fed cuts of prime beef.

"Whether it's cash, services, land, property, or yes, even your yacht, President Ben Ali's family is rumored to covet it and reportedly gets what it wants," said a US government cable revealed by WikiLeaks recently.

Another stated: "Often referred to as a quasi-mafia, an oblique mention of 'the Family' is enough to indicate which family you mean. Seemingly half of the Tunisian business community can claim a Ben Ali connection through marriage, and many of these relations are reported to have made the most of their lineage. Ben Ali's wife, Leila Ben Ali, and her extended family – the Trabelsis – provoke the greatest ire from Tunisians."

Graciet, whose book La RĂ©gente de Carthage, written with Nicolas Beau, is being quickly reprinted, says Leila Trabelsi's reputation, and that of her relatives, is deserved. "She was extremely powerful in running her family and ensuring they had their hands on very large parts of the economy. She also had political powermaking decisions about government posts and firing ministers."

She concludes that Trabelsi was a "Machiavellian figure . . . intelligent, ambitious, calculating, manipulating and utterly without scruples or morals.

"In short, she was absolutely fascinating!"
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