Here’s a quick shout-out to some of the amazing Malaysians who inspired us with their kindness this 2020.
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They say that there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every action spreads to all those around.
Considering the trials and tribulations we faced together throughout 2020, TRP pays a quick tribute to our fellow Malaysians with hearts of gold that inspired the nation with their selfless compassion, affection and generosity to help those in need;
Recovered patients who donated blood plasma to help fight Covid-19
Answering the nation’s call to help fight Covid-19 during the early months of the pandemic, patients who had recovered from the coronavirus came forward to donate their blood plasma to help save infected patients.
Reportedly, there was anecdotal evidence that using convalescent plasma could be effective in treating patients with severe cases of Covid-19. Read the full story, HERE.
Retired medical professionals who volunteered to help frontliners
Thousands of retired doctors and nurses like 68-year-old former hospital matron, Biby Maideen,came back into service to assist frontliners during the pandemic despite senior citizens facing a higher risk of contracting the deadly disease.
Learn more about Biby’s heroic sacrifice, HERE.
Local fashion designers and engineers who helped make PPE for frontliners
Famous fashion icons such as Jovian Mandagie, Khoon Hooi, Radzuan Radziwill, Alia Bastamam and a group of 3D printing enthusiasts did their part to help mitigate the shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) for frontline medical workers during the pandemic with their amazing skills.
The Malaysians who helped get stranded college students home during lockdowns
Tertiary students across the country were left stranded following last-minute decisions made by the Higher Education Ministry (MOHE) to hold classes online instead of on campus because of the Movement Control Order (MCO).
Find out how ordinary Malaysians came together on social media to help these kids get home safely, HERE.
Young Malaysians who crowdfunded for Sabahans to go home and vote
Pulang Mengundi Sabah was a crowdfunding initiative by students and working graduates to aid Sabahans return home during the Sabah 2020 State Elections. Donations were collected from across the country to help people get flight tickets to return home to vote.
Find out more about the project, HERE.
The scientist who’s helping to save our sea turtles
Malaysia’s very own Dr Chan Eng Heng is a major figure contributing to the world’s sea turtle conservation efforts. The senior citizen is globally recognised for her works in research, conservation and rehabilitation of sea turtles as well as public outreach education programs,
The former University Malaysia Terengganu professor had even been inducted to the United Nations Environment Program Global 500 Roll of Honour in 2001. Find out more about her work, HERE.
Malaysians who started the #KitaJagaKita hashtag to help their fellow countrymen during lockdowns.
The #KitaJagaKita movement was started by local author Hanna Alkaf and supported by concerned citizens and non-government organizations (NGO) to look after vulnerable people during the MCO. The project had distributed donated food and supplies to the poor, homeless and families in need across the nation.
Find out more about the effort, HERE.
The Terengganu guy who dressed up as a ghost to scare neighbours into staying indoors during MCO
Taking on the appearance of an old and terrifying-looking hermit, Mohd Urabil Alias took it upon himself to dress in costume to scare his neighbourhood into abiding standard operating procedures (SOP) enforced during the MCO.
Find out more about his contributions, HERE.
The Malaysians who went to help rural Bajau Laut communities in Sabah during the pandemic
The Misi Cemas Pulau initiative was a program organised by NGOs such as Impact Malaysia and others to provide humanitarian aid to the isolated floating villages and island communities in Semporna, Sabah.
With funds collected from ordinary Malaysians, the project provided food and supplies to over 400 families scattered across several islands off the coast of Semporna as well as help educate people about the dangers of Covid-19.
Learn more about the mission, HERE.
Ustaz Ebit Lew and his philanthropic efforts
From feeding the starving animals at Zoo Negara to hiring an entire cargo plane to help the disadvantaged during the pandemic, Malaysians won’t soon forget the incredible efforts managed by local preacher and philanthropist Ustaz Ebit Lew this 2020.
Find out more about his good deeds, HERE.
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