Boy with blue eyes at­tracts at­ten­tion

New Straits Times - - News -

BEAU­FORT: The blue eyes of a local boy caught the at­ten­tion of the me­dia cov­er­ing the work­ing visit of Deputy Prime Min­is­ter Datuk Seri Dr Ah­mad Zahid Hamidi to Kam­pung Bingkul here yes­ter­day.

Mohd Khairul Hisham Mustapha Ka­mal, 9, was among the chil­dren who flocked the vil­lage mosque as Zahid per­formed Zo­hor prayers and pre­sented do­na­tions to the local com­mu­nity.

“My brother, Mohd Hafizudin, 12, and I heard there was a pro­gramme by an im­por­tant per­son ad­dressed as ‘Datuk’.

“That is why we were here since 10am, two hours ear­lier be­fore they came, to see what is hap­pen­ing,” he said.

The SK Mem­pa­gar pupil said he and his el­der sis­ter, Nu­rul Shafiqah, in­her­ited blue eyes from their Bruneian mother.

Khairul said be­cause of his blue eyes, he finds him­self at the cen­tre of at­ten­tion and strangers of­ten asked him to take self­ies with them.

Ear­lier, Zahid vis­ited the Al-Aman Or­phans Home and a madrasah at the vil­lage be­fore per­form­ing Zo­hor prayers with vil­lagers.

He was ac­com­pa­nied by Chief Min­is­ter Datuk Seri Musa Aman.

Dur­ing the visit, he pre­sented con­tri­bu­tions to about 300 mosques un­der the Beau­fort con­stituency and to 120 tah­fiz stu­dents as well as do­na­tions to the or­phan­age.

Mohd Khairul Hisham Mustapha Ka­mal

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