Career affected by Covid-19


Compiled by AIN NADJWA, C. ARUNO and R. ARAVINTHAN

SINGER Sheila Abdull (pic) expressed her sadness of having to leave her job as a flight attendant.

She is among those who lost their airline job in the aftermath of the Covid-19 outbreak, Berita Harian reported.

Sheila, who is popular with the song Mungkinkah, was with the airline for four years.

“Previously, I took a year off for my pregnancy and childbirth.

“When I wanted to return to work, the MCO was enforced. I took unpaid leave until my contract expired on Oct 10.

“If it wasn’t for the pandemic, my contract would have been extended. I am devastated, more so when I think of the friends who suffered the same fate. I haven’t returned my uniforms yet, ” said Sheila, who is married to Ammar Habir of the group Drama Band.

She said she would miss getting ready for work.

“Usually, I would set the alarm to get up early in the morning. Get dressed in uniform, make up and style a bun. Just thinking about it makes me happy.

“Although I am very sad with what happened, I know everything happened for a reason, ” said Sheila, 32.

> A trader who sells pickled mangoes and guavas is getting the public’s attention by dressing up in a Kamen Rider costume, Kosmo! reported.

Kamen Rider is an enduring TV show from Japan about a motorcycle-riding superhero.

“I am a fan of Kamen Rider. I made this costume myself, ” said Samad Ismail, 31, who sells fruits in Ipoh.

Samad said that he also owned costumes of Mickey Mouse, Hello Kitty and Winnie the Pooh.

He acknowledged that the costume was a gimmick to increase sales.

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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