By Nurul Nabilah
PUTRAJAYA, 22 January 2022: Abang Viva was one of ten people chosen to receive certificates of appreciation from the Malaysian Fire and Rescue Department (JBPM) in connection with the 2022 annual parade, which took place here on Saturday (22 January).
Azwan Omar, 30, also known as ‘Abang Viva,’ made headlines when he volunteered to travel from Melaka to the Klang Valley to help flood victims.
In order to help those affected, he, who is the youngest of the four siblings, was capitalised with only RM50, a Perodua Viva car and a boat.
The certificate of appreciation was given by the Director General of JBPM, Datuk Seri Mohammad Hamdan Wahid.
For the public category, the certificate was granted as a sign of appreciation for being willing to sacrifice their lives to save the lives of others and minimise property losses.
The youngest recipient, Muhammad Hadif Syazwan Anas, 12, also received a certificate of appreciation for his courageous action to save his ancestor from being carried away by the headwaters tragedy in Yan, Kedah, on August 18 last year.
In addition, certificates of appreciation were presented to 15 print and electronic media practitioners, five Volunteer Fire Brigade (PBS), and six private organizations.
The department greatly appreciates the cooperation and collaboration of media agencies in delivering news that is credible and fast information related to fire and rescue operations to the community over the past year, a statement released by JBPM’s Corporate Communications Unit said. ***
Source: Astro Awani
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