Malaysian ex-company manager makes charity work his full-time job after retirement

  • People
  • Monday, 20 Sep 2021

The family that does charity work together, stays together. Koppalai (right), Manjula (left) and their son Daniel Devan sorting out food items for the underprivileged. Photos: Koppalai Kirnan Palaniappan

Part of the weekend routine for retiree Koppalai Kirnan Palaniappan, 63, and his wife Manjula Gurunathan, 51, is to swing by their neighbourhood grocery store to pick up dry food items including rice, sardine, eggs, wheat flour and sugar.

However, the couple isn’t buying items to feed their family of five. Instead, Koppalai has been distributing these foodstuff to 14 underprivileged families in Sungai Buloh, Shah Alam and Klang in Selangor every month for over a decade.

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