Kamisah Sooki and her husband placed the groceries and daily essential items outside the front door of their house last night and promptly posted about it on the Malaysia-Singapore Border Crossers Facebook page. Their wanted to do what they could to help stranded Malaysians who may be facing hard times because of the pandemic.
The Facebook page has about 70,000 members and they hoped to reach those in need.
"We have experienced it before... sleeping rough... so we understand what some Malaysians are going through here," said Kamisah.
"Dear Malaysians in Singapore. Sesiapa yang sudi boleh ambil sahaja yang perlu di depan pintu rumah saya. Saya dah sediakan plastik seberapa banyak yang kalian mahu ambil, (Anyone who wishes can help themselves to any of the essentials I have placed in front of my house. I have prepared plastic bags so take what you need)," she wrote on the Facebook page along with her home address.
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On her personal Facebook page, she added: "Some pizza for you too if come tonight, ya."
The 55-year-old refreshed the stash outside her doorstep an hour later after seeing the overwhelming response.
Kamisah, who works as a security officer, said she too had been separated from her four children who are in Malaysia since the border between the two countries was closed due to Covid-19 in March.
"I have a rented house in Kampung Melayu Majidee in Johor Baru. Every week, we will go to JB. At the moment, my youngest child lives there.
"Every three months, I will visit my three other children who are in Kota Baru in Kelantan, Kulim, Kedah and Kota Tinggi, Johor.
"So I really understand the feeling of being separated from family. I also miss my children and grandchildren, ” said Kamisah. - Bernama