Malaysian sponsors flight tickets for family to return home after 6 years of separation

by | Oct 15, 2021 | NATIONAL, NEWS | 0 comments

A woman and her family had been sponsored by a Malaysian radio jockey to return to her hometown in Miri, Sarawak after being separated for six years.

On Tuesday (Oct 12), Alyaa took her chances and called a radio station during one of the programmes.

While live on-air, she said that her husband’s business had shut down during the Movement Control Order (MCO) and being a housewife meant she could not afford flight tickets to Sarawak.

After listening to Alyaa’s plight, Douglas Lim, the radio jockey, was compassionate to offer her flight tickets back home.

He said, “It’s been six years. I don’t know how is it like to be away from family for so long. I’m sure it must have been tough.”

The awe-struck Alyaa was grateful and now will be able to be with her sister who is giving birth next month.

Terence Tan was in high regard for Douglas and his humanity for understanding the woman’s troubles.

He wrote on Facebook, “So much respect to Douglas and the people that made it possible. Not all heroes wear capes.”

Rola Sak also had appreciated the efforts and believed it is in the nature of Malaysians to help each other regardless of race and religion.

“You gave the smile and joy to the family. Hope they enjoy the sweet time with their family,” he said.