Happily married after love at first ‘sound’


Compiled by BENJAMIN LEE, C.ARUNO AND R.ARAVINTHAN

LOVE was literally blind for a visually-impaired man in Kajang, Selangor, who met the love of his life on the social audio app Clubhouse, reported Harian Metro.

Two years after getting married, the bond between Muhammad Razlan Ibrahim Mukthar, 29, and school teacher Nadiatul Farhana, 34, remained strong despite his initial concerns of being rejected by her family.

“It was love at first ‘sound’ for me when I met Nadiatul on the app in July 2021 as I felt the positivity and tenderness in her voice when we first chatted.

“But I was originally afraid to propose to her as I’ve had many sad experiences of not being accepted by the families of my previous acquaintances because I’m blind.

“Thankfully, they accepted me and we got married soon after on Nov 12 of the same year,” he said.

Razlan had been blind since he was 10 due to the chronic eye disease Glaucoma.

Farhana said Razlan’s extremely positive attitude and active outlook on life convinced her that they were destined to be together.

> The drive of a mother of four to raise her schooling children remains strong despite suffering for over six years from paralysing nerve disorder and even being diagnosed with stage four thyroid cancer recently, reported Kosmo!.

Noor Patihah Mohd, 33, from Petaling Jaya said she felt like giving up after she was diagnosed with cancer despite only finally recovering her strength from her nerve disorder in 2021.

“I now have to undergo high dose radioactive iodine treatments as the doctor’s CT scan found that the cancer cells had spread to my lungs and bones,” she said.

Her family currently relies entirely on the salary of her husband, Muhammad Hanafi Shah Johan, 36, who works as a security guard and earns RM1,200 a month which is not enough to cover their cost of living.

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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