Crowd­fund­ing to get m-cy­cle for Saidin

New Straits Times - - News -

KUALA LUMPUR: Teacher Ah­mad Saidin Mohd Idris, who set so­cial me­dia abuzz for rid­ing his mo­tor­cy­cle 130km daily to teach Orang Asli stu­dents at SK Len­jang in Pa­hang, may soon get a scram­bler or dirt-bike, through crowd­fund­ing.

The cam­paign, launched on Wed­nes­day on gen­eros­ity.com, aimed to col­lect RM10,000 in a month for a mo­tor­cy­cle.

Hazim Nordin, 39, said he started the cam­paign af­ter read­ing a re­port on Saidin, who trav­els through muddy tracks to Orang Asli stu­dents.

“In the pic­tures I saw, I think he was us­ing a small mo­tor­cy­cle to travel 130km ev­ery day.

“I be­lieve the scram­bler can make his jour­ney tol­er­a­ble,” he said.

Even if the cam­paign fell short of its tar­get by its dead­line of June 17, Hazim said the fund would be dis­bursed to the teacher as the le­gal ben­e­fi­ciary.

“I think peo­ple ap­pre­ci­ate the ef­fort put in by this teacher.

“Malaysians are talk­ing about it.

“They em­pathise with him and they see his strug­gle.”

Hazim, who is a soft­ware de­vel­oper in Cy­ber­jaya, de­cided to help Netizens move be­yond em­pa­thetic words to take ac­tion with the help of tech­nol­ogy.

At press time, eight peo­ple have do­nated RM700.

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