Ustaz Ebit Lew is a Malaysian Muslim preacher who is well-known for approaching and giving aid to all kinds of people, including transgendered and the homeless.
However, his recent efforts during the Movement Control Order (MCO) have gained a lot of attention.
Ustaz Ebit, whose real name is Ebit Irawan Ibrahim Lew @ Lew Yun Pau, visited the elderly in a mostly-Chinese area, bringing them food, money, and words of comfort.
In just two days since it was posted on April 14, Ustaz Ebit’s video on the visit has received 375,000 reactions, 26,000 comments and 113,000 shares on Facebook.
“It’s a day of tears. I couldn’t hold back my tears going into a Chinese area. They are all like my grandfathers and grandmothers,” he said while also apologising for taking so long to visit them.
Ustaz Ebit was surprised that so many of those he met lived alone in rundown houses, some without running water and were relying on wells.
He said some had asked him to help them find their children.
“Some were working as rubber tappers but are old and not healthy enough to do that anymore. There was one 90 year-old aunty living by herself,” he said, adding that he had cried in the car.
If you wish to donate and help, Ustaz Ebit also listed the CIMB bank account number (8603546376) of Pertubuhan Kasih Umat Malaysia at the bottom of his post.
TRP's Head of Editorial, Hamzah was formerly a hard-news journalist who reported on politics, did investigative work, and occasionally went undercover. He now spends his days sitting at a desk, checking grammar and fielding calls from PR companies, which is totally fine and fulfilling. For sure. He's also married with kids now so his wife and mother said he can't do risky things anymore.