KUANTAN: A good Samaritan’s compassion for a homeless man is an example of strength in racial unity, said Deputy National Unity Minister Datuk Seri Ti Lian Ker.
He praised Azrin Fazni Azmi, 30, for his consideration and willingness to help Low Chee Wei, 45, who lost his job and ended up living on the streets.
Ti said Low, also known as Uncle Ah Sai, used to work in Singapore as a cook but circumstances forced him to return to Kuala Lumpur.
“Uncle Ah Sai is a friendly and enthusiastic person, originally from Johor. Luck was not on his side as his employer had to close the business due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
“He had been seen around the area of a shopping mall in the Klang Valley for several months. A bench or a wall became his resting place while public toilets were where he would clean himself,” said Ti.
He said this all changed when Low met Azrin, who made a living delivering food orders.
Ti said Azrin would take the time to chat and give food to Low every time he arrived at the mall to collect orders from his customers.
“Even with his busy work, it did not stop Azrin from being aware of the situation around him.
“Azrin is concerned for those who are less fortunate.
“This touching story has been shared by Azrin himself on social media and has caught the attention of the public.
“Various parties have contacted Azrin to channel assistance to Uncle Ah Sai and some have also expressed their intention to help him find work.
“With Azrin’s help, Uncle Ah Sai has now got a job in Kuala Lumpur and his employer is also providing hostel accommodation,” Ti said.
Ti said he ordered food from Azrin to be sent to his office and upon arrival at the lobby, he presented Azrin with a certificate of appreciation and reward in recognition of his noble attitude.
“The inspiring story of Azrin and Uncle Ah Sai shows the symbolic harmony of unity between the races in Malaysia that remains intact despite enduring problems and hardships of life in this pandemic environment.
“Azrin’s effort is genuine and should serve as an example or a role model to the entire community out there, especially young people regardless of religion and race,” said Ti.