Edika recalls the tough days of caring for his family


  • Nation
  • Monday, 22 Jun 2020

Compiled by SIRA HABIBU, ALLISON LAI and R. ARAVINTHAN

EDIKA Yusof (pic) had put his acting career on hold for 15 years as he had his hands full taking care of his half-paralysed wife and three children, reported Harian Metro.

Edika, 52, said his wife Norhidayah Yusri, 42, became paralysed when their youngest child was still a baby.

He said it was tough raising a baby girl, and boys aged one and seven on his own and even had to ditch his acting career and work from home.

“I had to do all the work. Going to the market, cooking, cleaning the house and sending the children to school,” he added.

He said, however, the biggest challenge was over as the children have grown up and his wife could move around on her own using an electric wheelchair.

Edika and his wife are now selling skincare products online.

He said Norhidayah could slowly expand the online business together with the children in the future, as he was getting old.

His second son Fardeen described his father as a patient man, but shared that he would not tolerate it if they failed to tidy up or do their homework.

“We learned to wash our own clothes since Year One,” said the 16-year-old.

He said his father was always there to celebrate their birthdays.

Norhidayah described Edika as a good and loyal husband.

“From the first day I knew him, I was attracted to his responsible nature.

“He was then taking care of his mother and siblings,” she said.

> Jabatan Kemajuan Masyarakat (Kemas) Pahang contributed 16,967 personal protective suits for frontliners battling Covid-19, reported Berita Harian.Its director Anuar Mat Zin said it was part of their corporate social responsibility programme initiated in March.

He said the personal protective gears including disposable aprons, as well as head, body and feet covers, were made at eight district Kemas offices there.

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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