哈丽最后的正义

写了博客,写了一年半,如果你问我,什么事让我最感怀,我想,就是哈丽(Harinder Veriah)之死。

(详文请看我写过的:哈丽之死此恨绵绵蓦然,回首哈丽)

哈丽死了十年。

十年,是长?是短?

十年来,哈丽的先生,学者Martin Jacques(马丁杰克),坚信爱妻是在香港饱受种族歧视之下,医疗疏忽而致命。哈丽的人生,就在三十三岁那一年,骤然终结了。 

临终前,哈丽曾说过:“I am bottom of the pile here. I am Indian. Everyone else here is Chinese.” (“我压在这里最低层。我是印度人。这里其他的都是中国人。”)

就凭着这几句话,马丁和香港的Ruttonjee Hospital (律敦治医院)打了十年的官司。马丁的这一场战役,不只让他心力交瘁,更曾让他濒临破产。

十年了,他们的爱子拉菲,已成了俊美的十一岁少年。

今年四月初,医院眼见即将面临败诉,提出了庭外和解,赔偿了一笔巨款给马丁和拉菲。 英国的《观察家报》(The Observer)有了一篇详尽的报道。

马丁终于为爱妻赢得正义

文章结语,马丁说:“赔偿没有带来欢愉,没有喜悦,没有平安。什么都换不回哈丽;我要的只是哈丽。因为歧视和疏忽,拉菲在十六个月大的时侯丧母。如果哈丽是白人,或是华人,我相信,她今天,还会活着。”

(“There is no joy, no happiness, no peace. Nothing can bring Hari back, which is all I want. Ravi lost his mother at the age of 16 months as a result of prejudice and negligence. If Hari had been white or Chinese, she would be alive today. ”)

谨此纪念哈丽,一个马来西亚的女子,她的美丽,她的坚毅,她那早逝的动人的生命。

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Janet Williams 張玉雲

I am Janet Williams, an academic living in the southeast of England. I blog about culture, history, languages and my community. I created Chandler's Ford Today. During my spare time, I make Origami. Thank you for stopping by.

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