Volunteers and organizations work hard to provide Malaysians who are having a hard time with the necessities they require during the lockdown. From food to necessities such as diapers for babies, they do their best to ensure the less fortunate within our community can make it through the day. This is why it’s disheartening to see stories such as this one, as shared on Facebook, by a local named Fairuz and then shared by @IniAlannnn on Twitter.
Tak rasa bersalah ka buat macam ni? Call sana sini minta bantuan, padahal dah ada lebih daripada cukup untuk hidup. Punca rezeki disempitkan ja, sebab ambil hak orang lain. ? pic.twitter.com/Un1uteqDld
— Say No To Wap Cengkih! (@IniAlannn) June 27, 2021
“Don’t you feel guilty doing this? Calling for help here and there, but eventually, you’re exposed for having more than enough to live. It’s the reason you’re not gifted with prosperity because you take what’s not yours.”
The photo shows the room filled with food and necessities, with bags of rice stacked on top of each other. In the original Facebook post, the user explained that the person called authorities asking for assistance only to find out they had more than enough of stock for a family of two children.
Netizens expressed their disappointment in the replies.
“Looking at the stock of food at that amount, I think if the lockdown were to last until the end of the year they’d probably still have enough food.”
Tengok stok makanan dia banyak tu aku rasa kalau PKP sampai hujung tahun pun dia still cukup makanan.
— nepp (@hanief_ramli) June 27, 2021
Orang macamnilah yang tak boleh hidup bermasyarakat. Tamak! Bayangkan dia ambil hak orang lain yang betul2 memerlukan. Tak berkat dia bagi anak2 makan!
— Emma (@EmmvNasir) June 27, 2021
“People like this cannot live in a community. Greedy! Imagine if they took it from someone else that really needed it. It won’t be blessed for their children to eat!”
This netizen explained how situations like this make it difficult for others who really need assistance.
“It’s because of people like this that make welfare organizations request various documents and strictly filter requests. It troubles those who are actually desperate for seeking help.”
Sebab org mcm ni la,pusat zakat dan jabatan kebajikan masyarakat minta mcm2 kertas kerja dan tapis secara ketat
Sampai menyusahkan org yg betul2 terdesak nak kan bantuan segera https://t.co/ZVUru42MTt
— Alexei Ivanovich ?? (@zackfaraday) June 27, 2021
It goes without saying, but we must reiterate, that receiving assistance should be in moderation. While you are struggling, countless others share the same fate. Let’s be considerate to others who also need the welfare you are receiving. When we help each other, we will grow together as a community.
*Cover Image Credits: Facebook Twitter @IniAlannn