Datuk Wira Lee Chong Wei recently became the centre of attention after photos of him donating to a KL mosque went viral on social media
On Friday, 29 May, the Al-Hidayah Mosque (MAHSP) Facebook page uploaded photos of the former badminton player along with a caption that read, "Thank you, Datuk Lee Chong Wei for donating cash and equipment to MAHSP amidst the Movement Control Order (MCO)."
The post has since been shared by The Federal Territories Islamic Religious Department (JAWI) Facebook page, several local news outlets, and even multiple Indonesian media platforms.
However, Lee Chong Wei was shocked to find that many people learned about his donation
He told Harian Metro that a lot of people suddenly contacted him.
The humble former athlete said, "I did not expect that it would be made public because I already asked the mosque representative to not upload photos of me. I did not want people to know, that is why I did not post anything on social media. I was really shocked when people contacted me to ask about the matter."
"I have no other intentions, I just wanted to contribute. Previously, I asked a Malay friend on how I could help because Malay and Chinese people have different cultures. They encouraged me to donate, so I bought some items and chose a mosque to fund. I'm only doing what I can," he added.
Netizens showered the badminton star with compliments, praising him for his generosity
One person commented, "Alhamdulillah. After painstakingly putting Malaysia on the map, he is blessed with a kind heart. Let's go to the next chapter, Datuk. We are always praying for you."
"Well done and thank you very much to Datuk Lee Chong Wei for his contributions. May Allah multiply his blessings. Amen," wrote another netizen.
One user noted, "This is what we want. Our religion doesn't matter, we are all the same. Thank you, Chong Wei."