After running out of essentials, 50-year-old Rohayah Che Samah raised a white flag in front of her house as she had been living on biscuits for the pass three days.
Since she had no rice left and her savings were running out, the single mother of six had no choice but to ask for help.
Along with her youngest daughter, 14-year-old Amalina Kamaraddin, Rohayah revealed that they had been surviving on biscuits and cakes given by their neighbours.
Speaking to FMT, Rohayah said, “I installed the white flag as asked to do so by my younger sister after often telling her about my problems, so that people would come to assist me.
“I actually did not know about the white flag (campaign) to seek help. I thank God that after I flew the white flag, people approached us with aid.”
Living in a 300-square-foot rented house in Kampung Pulau Kundor, Pengkalan Chepa, Rohayah was originally from Kota Bharu.
Rohayah said she was financially constrained since she depends greatly on her batik paintings that she sells at RM2 per piece.
“The most I earn in a day is from painting seven pieces of batik but there is not enough material since the movement control order came into effect.
“My other children who are in Kuala Lumpur are unable to support me as they have ordinary jobs and their income is also affected by the Covid-19 pandemic,” she added.