Because of expensive flight tickets, a woman and her family have not gone back to their hometown in Miri, Sarawak for the past six years.
Little did she know that sharing her story during a radio show would give her the chance to balik kampung.
On Tuesday, 12 October, a mother of four called Fly FM during the Douglas Lim & Ili In The Morning show and shared that she could not go back to her hometown even though the intestate travel ban has been lifted.
Speaking on air, Alyaa said that her husband recently started a new job after closing down their business during the Movement Control Order (MCO) period. They were selling putu bambu.
With her being a housewife to look after four children and her husband beginning to settle into the new job, Alyaa said she could not afford the flight tickets as they could cost up to RM3,000 for the entire family.
After hearing Alyaa's plight, host Douglas Lim asked if it was okay for Fly FM to sponsor her family to go back to Miri
"No, we are serious. It is not a joke," Lim told Alyaa, to which she replied that the offer had left her speechless.
"I have spoken to the people here and they have all agreed. We will be sending you and your family back to Miri so you can visit them," Lim continued.
"It's been six years. I don't know how is it like to be away from family for so long. I'm sure it must have been tough. But we want you and your family to have this opportunity. States are open (for interstate travelling) and you deserve to be back in Miri."
After hearing about the surprise gift, Alyaa said her sister back in Miri is giving birth next month.
The hosts then called up Alyaa's mother so that she can hear the good news that her daughter in Kuala Lumpur is coming home
In a video posted on Alyaa's Instagram yesterday, she expressed her joy at being able to balik kampung.She shared that her third and fourth children have never been to Miri.
"Thank you so much, Fly FM. You made my day today," Alyaa said, before filming herself asking her children whether they want to go to Miri.
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