Working on Hari Raya not a burden for frontliners


KANGAR (Bernama): While many are celebrating Hari Raya Aidilfitri with their families, frontliners continue to work tirelessly to battle Covid-19 following the implementation of the movement control order nationwide.

They are the unsung heroes who are putting their lives on the line without proper rest and suffering from fatigue, after the pandemic hit early last year.

According to Constable Ahmad Kamil Mohamad, 26, from Kangar police station, this Aidilfitri was the third year he could not celebrate with his wife and children in his kampung.

"For me, this is not a burden but a responsibility as a policeman. Every time I am on duty during the festive season, my wife will cook and pack ketupat (glutinous rice) and beef rendang for me.

"Although I could not celebrate with my family, at least eating Raya dishes packed by my wife gives me happiness, ” he told Bernama here Thursday (May 13).

Sharing similar sentiments, 30-year-old government nurse Nur Zairah Mat Lazim said this is the second year she was working on Hari Raya.

"At first, I felt awkward, but now I am not sad anymore because I am being entertained by my friends, ” said the mother of one.

For People's Volunteer Corps (Rela) member Sani Abu Bakar, 43, this was his first experience of not being able to celebrate Hari Raya with his family because he was deployed at the Sanglang Road roadblock. - Bernama

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