Perak couple go the distance to help flood victims


Compiled by C. ARUNO, ZAKIAH KOYA and R. ARAVINTHAN

A MARRIED couple travelled 400km from Tanjung Tualang, Perak, to Segamat, Johor, with a boat atop their Perodua Myvi to volunteer to help the flood-stricken.

Harian Metro reported that content creators Azura Manas, 39, and Mohd Amli Mohd Mohiyadeen, 37, had left their house at 2pm on Wednesday and driven six hours to the Civil Defence Force (APM) office in Segamat to register as volunteers.

“I woke up on Wednesday morning to find messages for help and saw that 27 temporary flood relief centres had been opened.

“We will be sleeping in our car or pitching a tent if we can’t find anywhere to stay. That is not our priority now,” Azura said.

“Our boat can take five people. If the waters are not rough, we can evacuate three victims at a time; otherwise, only two. I want to help others who are badly hit.”

The daily said the couple had been involved in past evacuation work during the Selangor and east coast floods.

> Questions were raised when local rock queen Ella posted a simple “Thank you for 35 years” post on her Instagram account and deleted her photos.

According to Utusan Malaysia, the post could be a hint of her impending retirement from the entertainment industry.

“I am not disappointed. Best of luck to all. #PeaceLoveRindu,” added Ella, 56.

Her fans and fellow artistes then posted supportive statements and urged her not to quit singing. “Never stop; continue with your success,” comedian Zizan Razak commented.

Some fans requested that she hold her swansong if indeed she was retiring.

There have been no statements from her managers since the post.

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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