Malaysia Now and Then: ‘We are always on our own’, says Sekinchan padi farmer

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  • Wednesday, 08 May 2019

A 43-year-old farmer from Sekinchan, Abang Zaki has worked in the padi fields most of his life. -Pic by Joe Kit Yong for Ceritalah.

“THERE’S a new disease. It’s spreading fast. It’s called BBM”.

Abang Zaki (not his real name) lights a kretek (clove) cigarette and inhales deeply.

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