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Monday June 20, 2011

Not too busy to feed the poor

PETALING JAYA: She may be a high-flying career woman but come every night on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, Munirah Abdul Hamid can be seen handing out food to the poor and homeless in Kuala Lumpur.

As founder of the Pertiwi soup kitchen, she and her team help to feed hundreds of hungry men, women and children in the Chow Kit and Kotaraya areas.

Hot meals: Munirah giving out packed food to the poor and homeless in Chow Kit. She founded the Pertiwi soup kitchen to share her joy ‘in a small way’.

“The meals are so important to them,” said the 61-year-old, who is in the business of genomics and robotics.

As the executive director of Malaysian Genomics Resource Centre Berhad, a public-listed company, and managing director of four others, Munirah starts her day at 8am and ends it just after midnight.

* Full report in The Star today