Kind hearted food delivery riders helping YADIM deliver food aid to the needy

Minister in the Prime Minister's Department (Religious Affairs) senator Idris Ahmad (right) flagging off a group of food delivery riders who will deliver food aid to help the needy.

By Nancy Nais

KUCHING, Oct 23: Roaming in the city with kindness at heart, a group of food delivery riders from GrabFood and FoodPanda will go the extra mile by delivering food aid to the less fortunate today.

The group, engaged by Islamic Da’wah Foundation Malaysia (YADIM) under its Musaadah 3.0 program cheered as they ride off after the flag off ceremony by Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Religious Affairs) senator Idris Ahmad at Masjid Al-Ghazali, Jalan Depo, Semariang.


Representing the group, Muhd Nur Ikmar Rahman said it was an honour to be given the opportunity for them to help the needy, while at the same time they can still move around to work and earn an income.

Joining forces, they will deliver the food aid in Semariang area, according to the list provided by YADIM.

Lauding the heartfelt program, Idris said such program is akin to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob’s ‘Keluarga Malaysia’ concept.

“YADIM is committed to help the rakyat, especially the less fortunate during this Covid-19 pandemic. At the same time, I call on everyone from all walks of life to mobilise your energy, put aside any differences that separate us and come together as one strong family to restore the country for one common cause, shared prosperity.

“It is inclusive, which transcends religion, race and ethnic boundaries. In order to address the challenging situation faced by the country right now, this demands the consensus and spirit of solidarity,” Idris said.

He also urged every Muslims in the country not to forget their prayer that Allah SWT will lift the Covid-19 disaster as soon as possible.

Among those at the event were Semariang assemblywoman Datuk Sharifah Hasidah Sayeed Aman Ghazali and YADIM chief executive officer Kamarul Arief Tuan Soh.

Meanwhile, Idris also visited the family of missing fisherman Khamizan Saidi at Kampung Semariang Batu.

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Religious Affairs) senator Idris Ahmad (left) visited the parents of missing fisherman Khamizan Saidi at Kampung Semariang Batu.

Khamizan, 40, who was the skipper, together with Ng Ching Hui, 36; Christopher Teo, 32; Yap Tze Kang, 41; and Leody Lee Jiann Tarn, 35, haven’t been seen or heard since Oct 1 after they left Jetty 98 Fishing Village at 5pm.

The five were reportedly heading on a fishing expedition in the South China Sea, between Karang Berumput and Tukan Bass which is about 9.3 nautical miles from Santubong.

As he spoke to Khamizan’s father Saidi Razak and the rest of the family members, Idris hoped that they will remain strong and continue with their prayers for the five to return home.

Thanking Idris for the visit and contribution, members of the enforcement agencies and local villagers who conducted their daily fishing out from there during the search and rescue operations, Saidi who could only nod with tears said, “Hopefully they will come home, in what ever condition.” — DayakDaily