Leaving Normal: Lang Kuchalana 1977-2008
Our dear old friend Wan Hazlan @ Lan, the ex-bassist of the reggae/punk band Kuchalana, died around 1.30 PM today. Lan, affectionately known amongst friends as “Lang” (due to his Terengganu origins), was allegedly beaten-up severely by an unknown number of assailants after being abducted from the vicinity of the KLCC at about 10.30 PM last night.
Grieving friends and family are now at the KL General Hospital; some of them been there since 6 AM this morning. (written 2.20 PM)
To those who want to pay his/her respect, please do contact me or write here in the comments section.
UPDATE (11.35 PM / Wednesday, 16th July) – Lan’s jenazah is now on the way back to Kemaman, Terengganu. According to childhood friend and Kuchalana’s singer/guitarist Yus, it’s possible that Lan will be buried at around 1 or 2 AM this morning. Yus and Hakim are both back there to facilitate matters with the family.
UPDATE (Noon / Thursday, 17th July): According to Yus, Lan’s jenazah telah selamat dikebumikan at a cemetery in his kampung at about 4 AM last night. Yus also said that he heard from Lan’s family that the main suspect has been arrested, while one of the two accomplices has surrendered to the police.
Lan’s old band members in Kuchalana has a page of tribute to him: kuchalanas.blogspot.com
terima kasih to all the friends who have been getting in touch.