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Malay passengers moved by Chinese Grab driver's patience and understanding

  • “Although he is not a Muslim, he holds no prejudices against us. He is very friendly and the fact that he was willing to wait for us shows that he really respects other people's religion.”

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 30 (Sin Chew Daily) -- In a multiracial country like Malaysia, it is utterly necessary for us to respect and help one another irrespective of race or religion, as this country belongs to all of us.

In this Merdeka month, young Malay woman Ainul Nunanaa tweeted her own experience of how religious tolerance and respect has added colors to the glorious month just as we prepare the celebrate the nation's 62nd birthday.

Her story has since gone viral on the social media.

Ainul said she was taking a Grab ride with her cousin, hoping to get to the nearest surau at a LRT station to perform their evening prayers.

However, due to traffic jam, they could not get to the surau on time, and the driver had to wait for the two women to perform their prayers on a clean open field.

“When the driver arrived, my cousin was still praying. I explained that to him and he did not grumble, telling me instead he could wait for us.”

She said the Grab driver was a Chinese man in his forties.

She was shocked when the driver told her her cousin could continue with her prayer.

The driver was very patient and never rushed them. In the end, he waited for almost six minutes.

During an interview with MStar, Ainul said they had asked the driver whether he wanted to charge additional for the wait, but he said it was not necessary.

She also said the driver's car was very clean and smelled good, but most importantly his heart was “pure” because he knew how to respect people.

“Although he is not a Muslim, he holds no prejudices against us. He is very friendly and the fact that he was willing to wait for us shows that he really respects other people's religion.”

Ainul explained that they were around Sri Petaling at that time and were looking for a mosque or surau nearby to perform their prayers. As they had just arrived in Kuala Lumpur from Jitra, Kedah, and were not familiar with the surroundings, her cousin decided to pray on a clean field as it was almost time for the evening prayers.

Responding to Ainul through its official Twitter site, Grab said she was lucky to have met a kindhearted driver who respects other people's religion. Grab also expressed its gratitude to Ainul for commending the act of the d river, and promised to relay the message to the said driver.

 

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