Compiled by C. ARUNO, JUSTIN ZACK and R. ARAVINTHAN
A VIDEO on TikTok shone the light on a single father of three who is forced to bring his children along as he ekes out a living, Metro Ahad reported.
Muhammad Nizam, 33, said despite his predicament, he had to fulfil his responsibilities as a father to his three children, aged three, six and seven.
Having just divorced from his wife five months ago, he and his children now rely on his income as a delivery rider.
He added that on school days, he would send two of his daughters off while the third, who is also the youngest, would follow him to work.
“During the evening or weekends, I will bring all three as I deliver packages to customers or to find recyclable items to sell,” he said.
On the video, Muhammad Nizam said he did not notice that he was being recorded and admitted to feeling some shame.
However, he was also grateful for the support and help given to him.
> A father of four died in a freak incident during an outing with his family in Lata Berangin, Kuala Krai, Sinar Ahad reported.
Mohd Syazmer Mohd Rodi, 32, died on May 19 while diving in the popular tourist spot.
His sister-in-law Mazlinda Leo Azaman said Mohd Syazmer was excited and had dived multiple times beforehand.
“We were not far from the bathing area and suddenly, the situation became frantic.
“In my heart, I knew something bad had happened because shortly before that, he had just dived into the water,” Mazlinda said, adding that she was then told that blood was seen on the water’s surface.
It took about 25 minutes for the body to be found. A post-mortem showed Mohd Syazmer had died from serious head injuries.
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.