SEGAMAT, June 19 (Sin Chew Daily) -- A hawker selling tau fu fa (soya bean pudding) and soy milk delivers the pudding and drink for free to seek blessings for his father's speedy recovery.
The pudding and soya milk are made using delivery fees his patrons pay him.
Nazmuddin, 26, told Sin Chew Daily he had been running a shop selling soya milk at Jalan Tasek Alai since 2017. He was unable to operate his business in the shop during the Movement Control Order (MCO) and switched to delivery service.
"I do not impose any delivery fee but accept whatever my patrons offer me. Some patrons are kind and pay high delivery fees. For example, a customer ordered RM7 of products but gave me RM20 for delivery service. I only discovered this when I checked the envelope later," he said.
A week before the Ramadan fasting month, Nazmuddin's friends pooled some funds for him to make soya milk and tau fu fa to be delivered to COVID-19 hospitals and quarantine centers for frontliners taking care of patients down with COVID-19 infections.
During the fasting month, he delivered soy milk and tau fu fa to frontliners almost on a daily basis. He later thought of distributing tau fu fa and soy milk to the public free of charge and hence saved up the delivery fees customers paid him. He distributed the pudding and drink to the public free of charge every Friday during the fasting month at the Econsave car park in Segamat.
Nazmuddin said he delivered 150 packs of tau fu fa and 300 packets of soy milk on the last Friday of fasting month.
"I am good at making soya milk and tau fu fa. I hope the public who receive the drink and pudding for free will pray for my father too.
"I learned how to make tau fu fa and soya milk from my father," he said.
Nazmuddin said he arrived at the car park between 17:00 and 17:30 and his friends volunteered to help him distribute.
The distribution once caught the attention of the police due to the large number of people present. The police arrived at the car park to ensure the public observed social distancing rules.
"I packed the tau fu fa and soya milk at home so that the public would not have to wait too long. Those who received for the first time were surprised," he said.
Nazmuddin continued to deliver free soya milk and tau fu fa after the fasting month.
However, he decided to pay a visit to his ailing father in Negeri Sembilan after the government allowed interstate travel.
The free distribution of soya milk and tau fu fa will resume in July, he said.
Currently, Nazmuddin is making and delivering tau fu fa and soya milk all by himself.
"I will continue with the delivery even after MCO is lifted," he added.