| James Kon |
ROAD users around Jalan Berakas and even in Muara may have seen Chang Chin Ho walking on the roadside carrying heavy plastic bags.
With no transport but working hard to make ends meet, the 34-year-old – nicknamed ‘Ah Ho’ – looks older than his age.
In order to get food to his elder brother, 38, and younger sister, 29, Ah Ho usually walks from his house in Madang to the Serusop area.
Yesterday, for Chinese New Year, KFC put a smile on Ah Ho’s face by donating daily necessities for him and his family.
KFC came to know about this customer when a kind and concerned Bruneian, Noremy Erany, shared a heartfelt story on her Facebook page about the local Chinese man who has been living his life walking long distances and doing odd jobs to make ends meet. In the Facebook post, which went viral and was shared by many others, Noremy remarked, “Him I respect… You know why? Because not once have I ever seen him begged for money. He works hard for it.”
The government has helped Ah Ho with his home in Madang while his family also receives monthly assistance from the government, which they are all grateful for.
Jonathan Bong, Senior Marketing Manager at KFC (B) Sdn Bhd, commented, “We (KFC) want her voice and his story to be heard as a great example of what we can all achieve with perseverance despite whatever setbacks one may face.
“Tying in with this year’s National Day theme of ‘Generation with a Vision’, it’s not about how great or small the vision is, it’s about not giving up or faltering even through trying times… We want to share this story as it inspired us.”