I received this news from a trusted acquaintance about a woman with 7 chronic diseases seeking financial assistance from the public. The news came via email and normally when receiving such news, I would verify it with the person in the news to ascertain facts and make sure it is a bona fide case before mass circulating it. But as it was, this was one of the rare occasions I did not.
The sender - a Mohd Monier - is one of the rare few I have come to recognise for sending genuine news, and have been doing so for more than a few years. As a member of a welfare ngo, Warga Kilang - as memberships are limited for people in the manufacturing industry - I saw no reason to doubt the above said news at all. However, people being susceptible to mistakes, it seems I too made a small blunder. Well, not exactly true, but close enough.
After circulating the news earlier in the afternoon, I received a feedback from a reader who pointed out on the supposed newspaper publication date: 14 February 2008! Today - the day I relayed the news - is only the 11th! Woe me! I felt like someone had just 'dush, dush, toing, piang, piang and kebaboom' me! [sakit tau! :) ]
Anyway, all was not lost. I called the husband of Puan Norsiah and he told me that the pulication date was actually 14th February 2006 - 2 years ago! But that does not mean everything is well and rosy for them now as the wife still suffer from her ailments, and the family could use with some financial assistance.
Should any of my friends here would like to assist or even know more, kindly visit the news here. May Allah s.w.t. bless you, thank you.
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