KOTA KINABALU: A woman who claimed to have dropped and lost an envelope containing over RM5,000 has gone to social media to appeal for its return.
The 33-year-old trader, Nur Syahirah Surian Sha was crying as she begged whoever might have found the money, to return it as they were meant to pay bills and suppliers.
“I lost the envelope with the money inside at the Kota Kinabalu market area on Sept 6.
“I searched for the envelope and asked everyone in the area if anyone saw it, until the market closed for the day but to no avail,” she said.
Syahirah said the cash was income from both her husband’s and her sales, and she was supposed to pay her rent, suppliers and other bills.
“Please whoever took the money, please give it back to me. I am not rich and that money was saved up throughout August so that we could pay our debts.
“That was all the money we had. Please have pity on us,” she appealed.
Syahirah shared her story on her Facebook account, which later garnered a lot of sympathy, but still no money.
In the meantime, Syahirah has opened orders online for various food types including local cendol cocktails to earn back what she lost.
“I am so thankful that people are supporting me so much, morally, emotionally and financially,” she said.
She said there were also some who donated money to help her cover some of her losses.
In thanking the Samaritans, Syahirah said she could only pray for God’s blessings to repay their kindness.
She said every little prayer and assistance or purchase made to help her were priceless.
“I have been crying everyday stressing out about this matter, but now I feel better because of the support shown by so many including friends and family, and strangers too,” she said.
To the person who might have taken her money, Syahirah continues to hope and pray that he or she would open up their hearts to return the money to her someday.
“I am begging you, please give the money back to me.
“But if you refuse, then there is nothing I can do. I just hope that our hard-earned money will be of good use and not misused,” she added.
Syahirah did not lodge a police report over her lost money.