These Malaysians knock on the doors of needy families all over the country to offer help

  • People
  • Monday, 22 Mar 2021

Rizal (left) and his friends visiting a recipient (in green) in Perlis to help the family with groceries and home repairs. Photos: Rizal Khalif

On New Year’s Day in 2019, a few friends knocked on the door of a rented house in Kampung Melayu Subang in Shah Alam, Selangor. They were strangers to the occupants – a single mother with nine children, the youngest who suffered from Down Syndrome and a hole in the heart condition – but they were there to help.

That was how the #ketukpintu (which means “knock on the door” in Bahasa Melayu) initiative first started.

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