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Muslims rally to help distressed Chinese lady driver


PETALING JAYA: A group of civic-minded Muslim men rallied together to help push a stalled car belonging to a Chinese woman, away from a busy street as it was blocking traffic.

The incident, believed to have occurred in Penang, was captured on video and posted by Muhammad Bakhtiar on his Facebook page today.

“We live in (a) multicultural society. A car driven by a Chinese lady broke down in the middle of the road, and cause(d) slow traffic at Jalan Kelawai. A group of Muslim worshippers that were attending Friday prayers moved the car to the side,” he said in the online message accompanying the video.

Penang state assemblyman for Seri Delima, RSN Rayer, who spotted the video, posted a message saying, “I Love Penang di Pulau Pinang kita semua adik beradik tak kira Melayu Cina India saling membantu diantara satu sama lain !!!”

(I love Penang. In Pulau Pinang we are all brothers and sisters. We are ready to help each other regardless of whether we are Malay, Chinese or Indian).

At the time of writing, the post has been liked by 344 Facebook users and shared 220 times.

This incident was in sharp contrast to last Friday’s case, in which a Chinese driver was assaulted by a group of Muslim men, who were enraged at his constant honking in front of the surau they were praying in.

Although the driver did apologise for honking continuously because his path was blocked by a number of parked cars, the incident left many at loggerheads with each other over the behaviour of both the driver and the men who assaulted him and vandalised his vehicle.

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