Pak Budin was the doctor of the 10th Regiment. Ethnic Chinese, Muslim convert, and self-taught physician, he would cure various ailments and injuries through his remedies. Everyone who has seen Apa Khabar Orang Kampung would agree that his interview is certainly one of the most spirited, especially when he would talk about his method of 'korek' (digging) and the unusual (to us) use of 'anak ayam' (chicks).
His legs were once paralysed in battle but he managed to heal them. After that, he could scale mountains. He still went to his farm every morning.
We were sad to learn that Pak Budin passed away last Saturday at the age of 82. He never got a chance to see his interview. But his contribution is there; in fact his is the last voice you can hear on the trailer.
After Pak Kassim, he is the second person in the documentary to die since our interviews were conducted a mere five months ago. Some would say we are haunted! But it's better to just say: Inalillah!