By Rosli Mansor
The plight of Nurul Huda, 32, which was published in Ipoh Echo issue 298 (Feb 16-28), received the attention of many well-wishers.
Econsave Bercham Branch Manager, Shah Effendy Rosman told this scribe that the management appreciated what Nurul Huda was undergoing upon reading her story in Ipoh Echo.
“The management, via Econsave Prihatin fund, will contribute daily necessities worth RM1000 to Nurul. Hopefully, it’ll help reduce her burden,” said Shah Effendy on behalf of General Manager Northern 2, Chua Yong Chiang.
Meanwhile, a group of students from SMK Kg Pasir Putih led by Yong Soo Chin, chairperson of the school’s scouts unit, visited Nurul at her house recently.
“We sympathise with the family. We gave Nurul some food and cash collected from members and teachers.
“It’s an eye-opener. We should not leave out the poor and the destitute, as they’re a part of our collective responsibility,” said Yong.
She expressed her gratitude and congratulations to Ipoh Echo for highlighting the needy.
“Ipoh Echo has helped publicise the Ipoh community, especially the poor and the underprivileged. I hope this will be continued as it is an effective platform for the public to seek help,” she added.
Nurul and her husband thanked all those who contributed.
“Thank you Ipoh Echo for lending a hand and publicising our plight. We felt relieved knowing that our burden has been alleviated thanks to the public,” she added.