M'sian Asks To Use Her Friend's Brother's Death Certificate To Avoid Going Back To Campus

Netizens slammed her for asking the insensitive question a day after he died.

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A Malaysian was furious when a family friend insensitively requested to use the death certificate of his brother to avoid returning to campus

Twitter user @asyraffmfauzi shared a screenshot of a conversation in which the person expressed condolences to the family for the loss of their brother, but followed up with the insensitive question just a day later.

He wrote on his Twitter post, "If you really are facing an emergency, why would you ask to use someone else's death certificate? Do you have no respect for the dead? Do you think this is like going to a clinic and asking for a medical certificate?"

He added that his family was still waiting for the hospital to provide their late brother's swab test results to be sent to the forensics department when they received the message.

His post went viral and netizens were outraged by the woman's request

Two Twitter users wrote that his family should cut ties with the woman.

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Another user wrote, "It is understandable if the person requesting the death certificate is a relative as they could help with the funeral process, but it is rude for her to request it since she is not related to the family. This shows that she has no common sense."

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"When she dies, we should all photocopy her death certificate and pass it around so we can all get a holiday," said another, sarcastically.

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The woman later apologised to the family, and @asyraffmfauzi stated that they have forgiven her

He clarified that the misunderstanding happened because his family was in mourning at the time she asked the question, and the way she asked the question was also inappropriate.

"I'm not posting this to shame anyone, but rather to raise awareness. Before asking questions like this, you should ask how someone is doing. If you ask someone a question in the wrong way, you risk hurting their feelings, especially if the question is about death," he said.

"Do not normalise this behaviour," he added.

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