A reflection of a caring Malaysia

A STORY carried in The Star on Aug 3 has gone viral on social media, with some saying that it brought tears to their eyes. Head-lined “A bond he didn’t expect” (online at bit.ly/star_bond), it was about a lawyer who took pity on an impoverished shoplifter and selflessly helped her, and how more than two decades later, was reconnected with her and her son.

The compassion shown by lawyer Ahmad Zaharil Muhaiyar in helping a Malaysian Indian woman who had stolen a pencil box for her son is a wake-up call for all of us to help and show compassion to our fellow citizens who need help, irrespective of race.

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