Compiled by FATIMAH ZAINAL and CRYSTAL CHIAM SHIYING
Young technical assistant Ain Farhana Abdul Aziz has become a moral compass for the nitpicking young generation when she recently shared her inspiring career story via a Humans of KL post on Facebook, reported Harian Metro.
Before landing her current job at Rapid KL, the plucky 23-year-old held down a cleaning job after graduating from Universiti Teknologi Mara in April last year with a geomatics diploma.
Ain Farhana said relatives and friends gave her a lot of flak about her career choice, especially when she was eventually offered a job at a company in Damansara.
She had given up the job just after a month because she felt she had very little opportunity to learn new things.
This was despite being offered a car and an attractive salary package.
After quitting, Ain Farhana continued as a cleaner at the Rapid Sdn Bhd depot in Subang with her mother, who is also a cleaner.
“If my mother can do this type of job to make ends meet, what makes you think you can’t?” said Ain in the post.
“There is good in everything that happened as after a few months of working as a cleaner, I was offered the technical assistant job here,” she told the daily.
> Deejay and former Akademi Fantasia contestant Emma Suhaimi was attacked by an assailant while she was fast asleep at her condominium in Kota Kinabalu, reported Berita Harian.
Emma, who is also popular singer Adira Suhaimi’s elder sister, suffered injuries to her head, nose and cheek while her housemate sustained light wounds on her hand and eyes during the midnight incident.
The 27-year-old deejay was admitted to Queen Elizabeth II Hospital while her housemate received outpatient treatment.
Social media reported that a robber armed with a machete broke into Emma’s home but police snuffed the allegations.
“It wasn’t a robbery case, instead it stemmed from a personal problem between one of the victims and an ex-boyfriend,” said Kota Kinabalu district police.
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