State leaders put keris, car up for auction as #Aid4Palestine


KOTA BARU: Two state leaders are putting items of personal significance up for auction, with the proceeds meant to help Palestinians suffering from attacks by Israel.

Kelantan Deputy Mentri Besar Datuk Mohd Amar Nik Abdullah (pic) will auction off his personal collection of four keris which have been in his keeping for almost 30 years, Bernama reports.

In a post on his Facebook account titled "Charity Auction for Palestine", Mohd Amar said: "Among the collection is a Keris Melela Lok 5 made by a Kelantan craftsman, inlaid with silver, lok cun (and) hulu pipit teleng.

"One hundred per cent of the proceeds of this auction will be donated to #Aid4Palestine," he said in the post on Sunday (May 16).

When contacted, Mohd Amar said he expected the items to sell for at least RM20,000.

Kedah Mentri Besar Muhammad Sanusi Md Nor, meanwhile, is auctioning off a 2010 Volvo XC60 3.0 which he bought in 2018 for RM60,000 and spent a further RM25,000 on repairs and maintenance.

"This is the only car I've settled in full with the bank. I really love this car but I love our Palestinian brethren more," he said in a Facebook post on Saturday (May 15).

Muhammad Sanusi said 100% of the winning bid, to be paid to PAS' Humanitarian Fund, would be channelled to #Aid4Palestine.

The reserve price for the car has been set at RM55,000.

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