Friendship that goes beyond race

  • Nation
  • Thursday, 16 Apr 2015

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A FRIEND in need is a friend indeed as shown by the friendship between two women of different race and religion.

Harian Metro reported about Zawiyah Jusoh, 67, whose Chinese friend known only as Ooi, helped to raise funds for her kidney surgery.

The news report under the heading “Our blood runs red all the same”, Zawiyah from Kuantan said: “My operation is fixed for May 20 but I cannot afford to pay for the procedure. I am at my wit’s end on how to get the money.

“I am not working. I am living on welfare. I cannot ask from my children because they don’t earn good salaries.”

Zawiyah said she needed RM6,500 for the operation.

Ooi, her friend of 40 years, proceeded to help raise the funds for her.

“It saddens me to see Zawiyah in such a desperate state. I may not be able to help her financially but I will find other ways so that she will have the money she needs,” she added.

> The husband of actress Diana Danielle was non-committal to the controversy involvingsexy photographs of her wearing a bra and draped in a US flag, Kosmo! reported.

“Frankly, I have no comments about the photo. If I were to answer these questions from the perspective of a husband, then it would mean that I have mixed personal matters with career choices,” said Farid Kamil Zahari, who is also an actor.

Diana, 24, came under the public spotlight for the photo shoot which was arranged by a fashion magazine for its March edition.

Farid, who married Diana in 2012, said he had no right to interfere in the matter and he could only pray that it will all end well.

“Maybe this is a challenge that every artiste has to go through,” he added.

> Found in translation is compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with a >, it denotes a separate news item.

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