THIS IS MALAYSIA: THE GOVT KEEPS TAKING.
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THIS, TOO, IS MALAYSIA: A SMALL BUSINESS GIVES TO THE NEEDY.
Restaurant Misha Catering, Medan Tok Sira, Kuantan, offers a plate of warm food freely to people who are down on their luck.
“Suspended meals” for the needy in Kuantan
Since the start of the project last month, Wan Sharmil Aizan said donors had contributed about RM250 every week, which was equivalent to 50 meals.
“Suspended meals” for the needy in Kuantan http://www.nst.com.my/news/2015/10/%E2%80%9Csuspended-meals%E2%80%9D-needy-kuantan …
KUANTAN: Restaurant Misha Catering has proved that “free lunch” does exist as it offers a plate of warm food freely to people who are down on their luck.
Its operator Wan Sharmil Aizan Wan Sharifuddin, 41, said she had run a concept for generous people to donate RM5 in advance for a set of decent meal to be prepared by the restaurant for the needy.
“This will help those who cannot even afford to have a square meal a day. They will have rice with one main dish of a piece of chicken or fish, vegetables and a drink,” she said when met at her restaurant in Medan Tok Sira.
Although still new, a visit by the New Straits Times showed that quite a number of people had come to redeem the free meals under the concept known worldwide as “suspended meals”.
Wan Sharmil Aizan, who runs the restaurant with her mother Engku Azmiah Wan Akhbar, 64, said the value of the suspended meals was the same as that bought by other paying customers.
She said the project was targeted at needy students, those who were jobless, low-income earners and the homeless. She said the dishes for the suspended meals and those for paying customers were all the same.
“We do not prepare a specific number of suspended meals per day as it is based on donations from the public and friends. “The number of suspended meals will be on display at the restaurant entrance daily,” she said, adding that she properly recorded the amount of donations to ensure transparency.