Compiled by C. ARUNO, MARTIN CARVALHO and R. ARAVINTHAN
SOME 500kg of durian were snapped up in 30 minutes after they were offered free through a drive-through concept by a local entrepreneur in Kuala Terengganu last Friday, Sinar Harian reported.
Mohamad Hakim Fahmi Awang, 40, who sells Musang King durians and lubricants, said he decided to offer the durians for free, to share his bounty with the local community.
“We understand that the Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in many facing hard times.
“There are those who wish to eat durian but are unable to afford it.
“So, the profit from my durian business gave me the idea of distributing a total of 100 plies of durian for free to the public,” he said, adding that he was happy with the overwhelming response when the fruits were snapped up within half an hour.
He hopes to organise a similar free durian handout soon if the opportunity arises and if his businesses continue to be profitable.
Mohamad Hakim said he currently makes sure his durians are fresh by packing them in containers, although it means a lower profit margin.
He added that this concept of selling durian will ensure that his customers do not feel cheated.
> Singer and actress Nur Fazura Sharifuddin said that she prays daily and offers special prayers to remain steadfast when faced with hardships in her life, Harian Metro reported.
“I will often pray and give alms and repent.
“A lot of this is done quietly,” she said during a live question and answer session she held with fans through her Instagram Story.
It was learned that this is the first time that the Nur Fazura held such a session with her fans to answer questions they may have.
She said that she is constantly making an effort to better herself as a Muslim.
She added she does this to remain steadfast while improving her faith daily, even by doing the smallest of acts.
Asked by a fan if she is considering having a second child, she merely gave a short reply saying, if the Almighty wills it.
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.