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The renowned Nasi Lemak Jambatan Tamparuli (NLJT) stall from Kuching, Sarawak has moved to Selangor. 

The stall owner Ustaz Mohd Ali Jainneh, who went viral last year for befriending a dog who frequented his stall, said on his business’ social media pages that his nasi lemak shop is set to open up in Shah Alam this week, with a week-long nasi lemak giveaway. 

NLJT will be offering 100 free nasi lemak packs every day, from February 2 to 7, in a bid to assist underprivileged communities in the area and hopefully also get business off the ground here in the peninsula.

“To commemorate our first week open, we are welcoming the people of Shah Alam to get free plain nasi lemak every day for six days straight. Hopefully this small effort can help those who are in need of food,” he said in the post. 

He added that the stall will operate from 5.30am to 9.30 am every Tuesday to Sunday and the free nasi lemak packs will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis.

For the first week, they will only be serving plain nasi lemak, nasi lemak with egg and nasi lemak with spicy fried chicken.

“All of our equipment and utensils are still on the way from Sarawak. God willing, all the other side dishes will be ready to be served by next week.”

Mohd Ali said in an earlier post that he was sad to leave Sarawak, where he had been operating since 2016 at two separate locations in Kuching and Samarahan, but didn’t want to be away from his wife either, who had to move here for work. 

“Just when our business was really growing, we had to change our plans and follow God’s path. 

“NLJT is actually her business. She taught me everything I know about cooking and running the stall,” he said in the post. 

“So, once my wife got the news that she had to move to Shah Alam, I didn’t think twice about moving our business there as well even though I knew we’d have to start from scratch.

In August last year, Mohd Ali and his establishment went viral on social media after he posted images of a dog, nicknamed Abang Long, patiently queueing up for food just like the other customers at his stall. 

He even ended up befriending the dog and would always feed it his signature fried chicken whenever it came around to his stall.

Abang Long also featured prominently on NLJT’s social media pages as Mohd Ali regularly uploaded comical pictures of their encounters every time the dog came by for a snack.

Just before he left Sarawak, Mohd Ali managed to enjoy one last moment with his furry friend as he uploaded photos of their final meeting on Instagram, as with a heavy heart, he fed it for one last time. 

“I hope we will meet again someday. Goodbye. Don’t forget me please.”

-malaymail

Some university students are not allowed to go back to their respective homes during this period of MCO. To help reduce the burden of these students, some universities have offered to let their students stay for free during this whole period and this includes free food as well.

Yesterday on Twitter, there was a commotion going on about a tweet by a certain university student. The tweet was a reply to a thread and it has since been deleted. The owner of the account deleted his account as well probably due to the amount of outrage that he has received.

The tweet says,

“This is an example of MCO food given to university students staying in residential colleges. It’s not that I’m ungrateful but…”

Netizens were outraged and many of them pointed out, “Twitter for iPhone” which indicates that this student can afford an iPhone. The others are saying that they feel like the owner of the tweet knows nothing about gratitude and is probably very spoiled.

Other students from the same university but different colleges have shown off some of the food that they have received for free and these students are really thankful for that!

It has been revealed by another person of the same university that the daily budget by the university is RM15 per student. So different residential colleges will have different ways of using the budget. Some might split it into RM3 for breakfast, RM6 for lunch and RM6 for dinner while some will do it RM3, RM7, RM6.

It has also been said that the residential colleges are trying their best to accommodate the students and they are open to suggestions/ complaints. There are currently 2,025 students in the campus and during the whole MCO (1&2), the amount spent on students’ food is close to RM700,000!

In addition to that, there have been claims that there were some students who want the food but did not take the initiative to collect it from the designated points. Some won’t even finish the food and will waste it.

W.O.B

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