Disability didn’t disable his dream

Against all odds: An elated Raja Amirul Mukmin (centre) sharing his joy after obtaining 8As and 1B despite his handicap. — Photo courtesy of Sinar Harian

PASIR PUTEH: Despite being a person with disability (PWD), Raja Amirul Mukmin Raja Safari obtained excellent results in the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) examination which was announced last week.

The student of SM Sains Machang, who scored 8As and 1B, is determined to go to university to change the fate of his family.

Raja Amirul Mukmin, 18, said that even though he was born with a shorter left hand from birth, it did not stop him from mastering all subjects.

“I am aware that I am disabled and need to be disciplined and concentrate more than normal friends do, especially for English and Additional Mathematics.

“Earlier, it was not that difficult to study but when it got close to the actual exam, there were a lot of temptations including friends inviting me to play and so on at the dormitory,” he told reporters at Kampung Gong Tengah, Cherang Ruku, Kelantan, here yesterday.

Raja Amirul Mukmin said that even though he was in a residential school, he managed to get up as early as 3am to study.

He said he has so far received an offer from the Petronas University of Technology Zakat Trust Fund, Bernama reported.

“I accept the offer but I intend to continue my studies at International Islamic University in the field of Chemistry,” he said.

Earlier, Raja Amirul Mukmin was visited by Kelantan Education Department, Special Education Sector principal assistant director Saipul Bahari Ab Manaf.

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