Ice-cream vendor finds joy in helping those in need


Compiled by ASHLEY TANG and LIEW JIA XIAN

A STREET ice-cream vendor is deeply involved in charity work although he earns a meagre RM70 a day, Utusan Malaysia reported.

Hanizan Hadrus, better known as Abang Zan, 42, is not just famous among the children who buy his ice-cream but also among the people from Kampung Repoh, Arau, in Perlis for his charitable work.

His name is synonymous with the needy, the orphans, as well as among patients who know him as a hero who shows up whenever they are in need of help and support.

Hanizan said he became a social activist 10 years ago and never tires whenever he has to raise funds for the needy.

He sometimes even dons a Spiderman costume to cheer up young patients whenever he hands out aid to them.

Hanizan said he collects funds for the needy from those who were willing to donate.

“I will then distribute the aid, particularly through essential needs to those who need them, especially the patients with chronic ailments, ” he said.

He added that every week there would be a house for him to visit in Perlis to hand over the aid.

“I am used to doing charitable work. I do not feel complete if I do not help those who are in need.”

Hanizan, who is a father to an 18-year-old, said he also offers free hearse services to those who are in need.

He added that the van was purchased with the help of friends who donated to this good cause.



> Cosmetic entrepreneur and singer Safiey Illias’ cheek is discharging pus, no thanks to a blunder from a fat transfer procedure that was done last November, Harian Metro reported.

The 26-year-old said the initial fat transfer procedure cost RM4,000, but after a while there was a small growth on the right cheek.

“Two months ago, I decided to remove it with four times the initial cost, including five injection sessions to dilute the fat, ” said Safiey, whose real name is Mohd Safiuddin Illias.

“After that I started to feel weird like there was something on my right cheek. It then developed into a wound, was bruised and had pus in it. When I went to get it checked with the specialist, he was surprised too.

“Perhaps it is just the remnants of the procedure. I don’t know if it is the remnants of the fat or the silicon.

“So, a few days ago, I removed the pus but a little bit of it still remains, ” Safiey said.

Safiey admitted being fed up with doing cosmetic procedures at places that were not accredited or do not have specialty in conducting cosmetic surgeries.

“My advice (to others) is that if you want to do a procedure or cosmetic surgery on your face or other areas of your body, check (the place) thoroughly. Do not just do it.

“Look what has happened to my face. Fortunately the cost to transfer the fat was only RM4,000. But then it had given me terrible side effects and even has pus in it. It’s really bad, ” Safiey 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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