Compiled by C. ARUNO, PAVITHRA RAMAN and R. ARAVINTHAN
TWO brothers from Melaka cycled across Peninsular Malaysia to raise funds for their friends struck with cancer and stroke, reported Utusan Malaysia.
Ahnuar Salleh, 56, and his brother Mad Ithnin Salleh, 42, took the initiative to cycle 2,300km for 14 days around the peninsula.
Ahnuar said that the initiative titled “Charity Ride around the Peninsula” which began on Aug 30 and concluded on Sept 12, was a mission to raise funds for two of their friends who are afflicted with cancer and stroke.
“Mad Ithnin and I wanted to generate funds for our two friends for treatment, as well as for Cancer Survivor Malaysia (CSM),” he added.
He said they began their journey on Aug 30 from Pantai Merdeka, Kedah, and took multiple routes through several states before making the return trip to Pantai Merdeka.
“We met many people from all walks of life who offered moral support and shared their knowledge about cancer and stroke.
“I hope that through this campaign, the community will be more aware about silent killers such as cancer and stroke and will provide support to patients,” said Ahnuar.
> Wheelchair-bound Muhamad Firdaus Ibrahim, 26, fulfilled his dream of travelling abroad to Bangkok by himself, reported Harian Metro.
He said his vacation began on Sept 16 and lasted five days.
“The idea of travelling alone came about because I wanted to experience riding a train in a foreign country, as well as to inspire disabled and normal people to do the same,” he added.
Firdaus said he did not plan for the trip. Train tickets and hotel bookings were done as he travelled.
Firdaus, a financial administrative assistant at the Perak Forestry Department, has been disabled for the last 10 years after a motorcycle accident.
The above articles are compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with a >, it denotes a separate news item.