Sunday, November 16, 2014

Mohamad Syawal Mohd Shukri: gets award for saving brother’s life

JITRA: A 6-YEAR-OLD boy who risked his life to rescue his younger brother when their home caught fire in August last year, was presented with the Hang Tuah Award for his heroic act.

Mohamad Syawal Mohd Shukri from Kampung Kubang Depu, Terengganu, was all smiles when he received the award yesterday in conjunction with the national-level Senior Citizens and Children’’s Day celebration at Dewan Wawasan here.

The oldest of four siblings, Syawal, who hopes to become a firefighter, said he never thought his actions to save his 5-year-old brother, Syakir, would earn him an award.

Syawal, who was accompanied by his father, Mohd Shukri Mohd Nor, 37, took home a trophy, cash and a certificate.

At the same event, Selangor Royal Council members, Tan Sri Datuk Paduka Wan Mahmood Pawan Teh and former Kedah mufti Tan Sri Sheikh Abdul Majid Mohd Noor were honoured with the ‘Tokoh Emas’ Award and Special Senior Citizen Award respectively.

The awards were presented by Kedah Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir and witnessed by Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Rohani Abdul Karim.

Rohani said the ministry would build a Sinar Kasih Complex for children and senior citizens in Nibong Tebal, Penang.

“The project will start next year and is expected to be completed in two years.”

*Taken from NST Online.

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