Boy with blue eyes attracts attention
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