Three Children No Longer Eating Rice with Salt

Three children of a family in Tapah who only had meals of rice with salt are now gaining the attention of many. 

Econsave North 2 General Manager, Chua Yong Chiang said the heartbreaking story of the family affected by the COVID-19 pandemic made him come forward and offer help.

“The continuous Movement Control Order (MCO) will surely have a significant impact on families who have lost their source of income.

“Today (July 8), the Econsave management went to the site to help 37-year-old Hamidah Nagor Gany’s family by donating food items worth RM300. 

“We hope this contribution can ease their burden while waiting for the MCO to be lifted,” he said in a media statement.

Hamidah Nagor, who lives in Taman Sri Bidor, is a single mother who has been working at a nearby vegetable farm for the past six years and has lost her income when the farm does not operate during MCO.

The sponsored goods were presented by the Yang Dipertua of the Tapah District Council, Muhamad Sahlan Husnin.

Present were council member of Tapah District Council, Ishsam Shahrudin and Econsave Manager of Kampar Branch, Tow Ching Herng. 

Hamidah expressed her gratitude for the help received. “Thank you to all who helped me. This donation will definitely cheer up my family and we will be able to cover our daily expenses until the situation goes back to normal.

“We don’t have to eat rice with salt because our neighbours have been helping us a lot too,” she said.

Meanwhile, Sahlan hopes that the collaboration with Econsave management will continue in order to help the less fortunate.

“Apart from reducing their burden, it will help to restore their spirits which are low due to the pandemic,” he said.


Rosli Mansor


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