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Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Single mum flies white flag after 3 days of eating biscuits

 

Rohayah Che Samah, seen here receiving some financial aid, said her children working in Kuala Lumpur have also had their income affected by the pandemic. (Bernama pic)

KOTA BHARU: Feeling helpless and depressed after three days of surviving on biscuits as she had run out of rice, a single mother flew a white flag in front of her house, signifying that she needed help.

Rohayah Che Samah, 50, said she did that as her savings were running out and in fact, she had run out of rice three days ago.

Rohayah who lives with her youngest child, Amalina Kamaraddin, 14, said since then, they had been eating biscuits and cakes donated by neighbours.

“I installed the white flag as asked to do so by my younger sister after often telling her about my problems, so that people would come to assist me.

“I actually did not know about the white flag (campaign) to seek help. I thank God that after I flew the white flag, people approached us with aid,” she said when met at her house, here, today.

Rohayah and her daughter Amalina live in a 300sq ft rented house in Kampung Pulau Kundor, Pengkalan Chepa, here. She is originally from Salor, also in Kota Bharu.

The mother of six said she was financially constrained as she was only depending on her small earnings from batik painting at RM2 per piece.

“The most I earn in a day is from painting seven pieces of batik but there is not enough material since the movement control order came into effect.

“My other children who are in Kuala Lumpur are unable to support me as they have ordinary jobs and their income is also affected by the Covid-19 pandemic,” she added. - FMT

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