If you guys still remember, about a few years ago, a video clip about a man dressed as a BHP employee once went viral due to his random remarks that entertained the public. The video recording of the man known as Baha or Baha BHP has been filling the internet space for several years as netizens were amused with his eloquent chatter and random remarks.
However, beneath the smile and amusing chatter, many were unaware of his life story that has been plagued by sadness and misery. His story was shared by his own sister via TikTok @sayatiarachannel.
According to the series of TikTok videos posted by his sister known as Tiara, Baha is the eldest brother among their siblings. He was a hard worker and managed to continue his studies up to form six.
However, trouble befell upon their family when the house they lived in was auctioned off, prompting Baha to work hard to support the family. Tiara also shared that his brother used to work as a restaurant dishwasher and was only paid RM10 per day. The money that he gained from the work was used to share with the family.
In another post, Tiara recalled the moment where her brother tirelessly tried his best to provide food for them. “Once, we were out of food, so my brother went out to search for sweet potatoes for us to eat. It was raining at the time and he brought back an empty plastic and apologised to us because he failed to get the sweet potatoes, as it was raining so heavily,” Tiara shared.
Tiara revealed that Baha had burned all of the certificates that he had obtained because he no longer had any hope in furthering his studies. Many were shocked with the revelation as Tiara also informed that Baha used to be a normal person but he was overwhelmed and their string of bad luck changed him.
Despite the hardship that he faced, Baha never neglected his responsibility as the eldest sibling in supporting the family. Their family was also tested when their mother was diagnosed with mental illness when they were young. The family continues to be resilient in the face of multiple hardships. Tiara also shared that as a result of her brother’s hard work, she managed to pursue her studies and graduated as an engineer.
The series of TikTok videos which has garnered over 600k views received various reactions from netizens who mostly sympathised with Baha’s story.