Mydin boss praised for forgiving desperate flood victims who looted store in Sri Muda

May God bless his kind soul.

SHAH ALAM – Driven by extreme hunger and desperation, several flood victims were photographed breaking into a Mydin store at Taman Sri Muda yesterday (Dec 20), which has gone viral online.

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Aside from the looting, The Star also reported that the company is facing losses amounting from RM200,000 to RM300,000 due to the flood according to its managing director Datuk Ameer Ali Mydin.

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In a statement today, he took to Facebook to publicly forgive those who looted the store, saying that he empathised with those who did so.

I do not condone stealing, but it’s possible that they had no choice left but to steal in order to survive.

Therefore, I’ll forgive them this time, given that it’s out of the need to survive due to help arriving slowly and not because of other reasons,” he said.

 You can see his statement here.

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Mydin boss praised for forgiving desperate flood victims who looted store in sri muda | weirdkaya
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Ammer’s kind gesture has since touched many netizens, who praised him for his compassion.

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They also urged others to give the company their full support once the dust settles.

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On the other hand, some pointed out that other companies were providing aid to flood victims as well.

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Let’s pray together for all the victims affected by the flood and give a helping hand whenever we can! #kitajagakita #daruratbanjir

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