Malaysian volunteers after being helped by Nepali during quake

Malaysian volunteers after being helped by Nepali during quake

A 27-YEAR-OLD man from Alor Setar, Kedah, who received help from a Nepali during the earthquake, repaid the kindness by offering to be a short-term volunteer to assist in the disaster, reported Kwong Wah Yit Poh.

The paper said Tommy Yeoh was on a six- month backpack holiday to India, Nepal and some nearby countries. He experienced the earthquake which measured at 7.8 on the Richter scale a week after he arrived in Nepal.

"I left home on March 10 and spent 41 days in India. I never thought I would experience such a serious earthquake.

"I was visiting Boudhanath Stupa when the earthquake occurred. A local who operates a coffee house offered shelter to me and another tourist from China. When I got back to the good Samaritan's coffee house, I learnt that they needed volunteers, and I immediately agreed to join," he said.

Yeoh, who reached Malaysia on Wednesday, said he hoped to stay longer in Nepal but his family members were worried about his safety.

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