Migrants make up a substantial a part of the Malaysian inhabitants, and never solely simply when it comes to numbers. Prefer it or not, foreigners are integral to the way in which we dwell our lives.
They’re in our workplaces, subsequent to us on the bus, and in our housing areas; Malaysia would simply not be the identical with out them.
However we regularly take most migrant employees who aren’t expats (learn: white and rich) as a right. There’s even a powerful anti-immigrant sentiment amongst some Malaysians.
Nonetheless, a Malaysian tweeted a touching story about his encounter with a Bangladeshi man donating cash at a mosque would possibly simply soften some hearts.
Dalam beb cause dia. Sentap. Aku kadang nak derma pun pikir bajet macam², beli benda yg tah apa. Hari ni Allah hantar bangla je jentik hati aku 😊
— iR (@elvierra26) February 15, 2019
It is a translation of the viral tweets by @elvierra26 which reached 36,000 retweets.
After Friday prayers, a bunch of us have been leaving the Mosque. I noticed a Bangladeshi man take out his pockets to donate some cash. When it was my flip, I glanced into the contents of his pockets.
I noticed a RM50 notice and a RM5 notice. He took the RM5 notice and put it in his pocket and he slipped the RM50 notice into the donation field.
RM200 donation on a RM2,000 wage
After that, @elvierra26 ran into the Bangladeshi man once more on his technique to work. He was questioning if he realised him watching him earlier.
He requested the Bangladeshi man how may he afford to present a RM50 donation when it may purchase him every week of meals.
The Bangladeshi man defined that he earns RM70 a day and that he donates RM50 every week, totalling to RM200 a month.
This was his reasoning:
“God gave me palms and legs to work and earn cash. What extra, I ask God to deal with my household at house. This RM50 is compensation.”
He wowed @elvierra26 together with his reasoning. He says:
Even after I need to donate, I must verify my price range. Even then, I spend extra on pointless issues. God should have despatched this Bangladeshi man to vary me.
Netizens have been reflective
Some netizens remarked how at the same time as a neighborhood, they’ve by no means come near donating RM50.
Others have been reflecting on their experiences assembly foreigners. Some knew of Bangladeshi’s who would take additional time without work work, main RM40 pay cuts each week, to go for Friday prayers.
One remarked how as a Seize driver, she realises that they’d be those to present probably the most suggestions.
Generally all it takes is one fated encounter and a viral tweet to open our minds and hearts to these invisible round us.
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