Local graduate works as garbage collector in Spore

Written by: GK | 16 Dec 2020 21:22
Muhammad Khidir Samsudin - Photo from Michelle Lim Facebook
Written by:
16 Dec 2020 21:22

A DEVELOPMENT Science graduate from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) has been working as a garbage collector in Singapore for the past three months.

Earlier this month, Muhammad Khidir Samsudin, who hails from Batu Pahat, found an old iPad among the trash while going about his work. He found the item together with fellow garbage collector Yuamirul and the garbage truck driver, Wan Hanafiah.

Khidir said that there was no password set on the iPad but he found the owner's Apple ID. Initially, he thought that the owner had thrown the iPad away because it was common to find gadgets in the rubbish.

"Maybe because they want to upgrade their gadget and throw away their old one," he said, in a report.

From the Apple ID, Khidir saw Michelle's email and he decided to get a confirmation on whether she lost the iPad or threw it away herself.

Michelle then replied and said that the iPad went missing over a year ago.

"I put my contact number in the email and waited for a response. Surprisingly, she contacted that night and said that she lost the iPad a year ago. Then we planned a meet up to return the iPad," he explained.

"When I got the message from her, I called her immediately. Her voice sounded excited but she also wanted to cry. When we met to pass the iPad, she looked so happy. I knew that the iPad must have been important and meaningful to her."

He said that as a reward, Michelle bought him and Yuamirul a meal.

Khidir, who tweets on @EdaySam, has uploaded several photos along with the caption, "1 December was a great day for us! Leave it here for our memory. I'm Malaysian!"

He included screenshots of a Facebook post by a woman named Michelle Lim. It read, "Lost my iPad Pro more than a year ago. Today around 7pm, checked my email and saw 'FOUND YOUR IPAD' in my inbox! Least expected that it was real. These two good samaritans are with SembWaste (Senoko Depot). Eday contacted me. Shocked and surprised, I almost cried."

"My heartfelt thanks to Eday and Yuamirul. They are Malaysians working here in Singapore," she added.

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