Man pays RM1,000 MCO fine with notes and coins

Compiled by C. Aruno, Diyana Pfordten and R. Aravinthan

A MAN paid a RM1,000 fine with notes and coins after his son was detained for violating the movement control order (MCO), Metro Ahad reported. A woman who only wanted to be known as Ayu, 37, said the incident happened on April 15 at a health facility in Johor.

“The man came in saying that he wanted to pay the fine because his 18-year-old son was detained by the authorities.

“He then handed over a paper bag full of coins and notes,” said Ayu.

It was not stated why he brought the money to the health facility.

Ayu said she was surprised and saddened when she was told by the man that he had to use his savings to pay for the compound.

“I asked him why there were so many coins and he told me that he had to dig out his savings,” she added.

Ayu said the money was sufficient to pay for the compound.

The story, which Ayu posted on her Facebook page, has gone viral online.

Ayu said she shared the story as a reminder and lesson for everyone to adhere to the rules of the MCO.

> Actress Ning Baizura clarified that netizens had misunderstood her comment on a video of a policeman who was teaching some kids a lesson after they were seen playing outside during the MCO, BH Ahad reported.

The children were seen barefooted in the video and were crying and asking for forgiveness as they were warned that they could be brought to the police station for violating the MCO.

“During the time, I was preoccupied as I was bringing my mum and son to the clinic and did not notice I had sent a laughing emoji instead of a crying emoji,” she added.

“I also showed the video to my son Ryan Sky and my intention was only that he be thankful for his life now.”

Ning insisted that she had no ill intention and was sympathetic for the children.

> A traditional kuih or snack known as gelopong buah naga or dragon fruit snack is very popular among the Kampar community, especially those who living in Sungai Besar, Selangor, Sinar Ahad reported.

For Rosidah Darus, the traditional snack was her late parents’ favourite.

The mother of four learnt the recipe from her mother.

“I’ve always made this snack with my late mother and it is also my father’s favourite local delicacy,” she said.

“Now my kids are fans of the snack. For me, I was previously not a fan but now it has become the family’s favourite snack.”

Rosidah said the traditional delicacy originated from Riau, Indonesia, and her ancestors were among those who had settled in Sabak Bernam.

“The Kampar community calls the snack gelopong but it is better known as onde-onde among the Malays,” she said.

The above articles are 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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