It’s heartbreaking to see how bad the movement control order (MCO) has affected so many people in the country.

In speaking with Sin Chew Daily, Mr Lai went from earning a 6-figure income to now resorting to being a Foodpanda rider just to make ends meet.

Source: Sin Chew Daily

According to the Chinese publication, Mr Lai owned 2 computer stores along with 3 other business partners. At its peak, the 30-year-old was making up to 6 figures. However, business had slowed down over the past few years. Like many tourism companies, the Covid-19 outbreak was the final nail in the coffin.


Besides being forced to close down his business, Mr Lai had to sell off his car in order to pay off his monthly bank loans (RM3000 per month). Since food delivery services have been in demand since MCO started, the Malaysian opted for Foodpanda. He even shared that he’s been working over time to deliver approximately 300 meals a week – earning up to RM1000.

Source: Sin Chew Daily

Mr Lai also revealed that resorting to being a food delivery rider has been a humbling experience as this occupation is often looked down upon.

Nevertheless, we salute him for his can-do attitude and spirit!

Source: Sin Chew Daily.

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