A dream to visit Makkah was destroyed as a Malaysian man’s grandmother found out that her cash savings were eaten by termites. This unfortunate event was first shared by her grandson, Muhammad Khairul Azhar Mat Nawi who spoke to Harian Metro about the incident.
M’sian reveals that the RM30,000 cash his grandmother saved were eaten by termites
According to local newspaper Harian Metro, about RM30,000 was saved up by Khairul’s grandmother for a trip to the Holy land, Makkah. “She operates a small business where she sells kuih and these money are her hard-earned savings from her business”, he said, adding that his grandmother had started saving a few years ago.
He revealed to the Malay daily saying that their family was aware of their grandmother’s desire to head to Makkah through a private company. He said that he knew his grandmother was saving up for it but wasn’t aware that she was saving all her money in a box wrapped in a piece of cloth.
“If we knew she was saving her money in a box, we would’ve advised her against it”, he said.
Chipped in to help fulfill grandma’s lifelong dream
Following the unfortunate tragedy, Khairul revealed that his grandmother is 72 years old and probably thought it was more convenient to save her money in a box than to head over to a bank. Speaking to Harian Metro, Khairul mentioned that the family first found out about this when his mother headed home to visit his grandmother.
“We’ll send the money in for assessment to see if it can be replaced but I was told that if the notes are 50% destroyed, the banks may not be able to replace it”, he mentioned.
As of now, the family has decided to chip in and replace the RM30,000 so they could send their grandmother for her Makkah trip next year as that’s their priority.
“We hope this serves as a lesson to those who are also keeping their notes in boxes”, said Khairul.
Such an unfortunate event but the silver lining is that the family is willing to help the grandmother fulfill her lifelong dream.