On September 12th, a TikTok video surfaced, capturing a foodpanda rider on the streets. The rider was walking along the road with his food delivery cooler bag after his bike had been confiscated by the police.
While the video didn’t specify the location, it was believed to have taken place in Sepang, Selangor. The caption accompanying the video read, “I hope everything will be easier for you, brother.”
Initially, the caption also included a remark about the challenges of working for platforms like Grab and foodpanda. It questioned whether such honest work should be considered shameful.
The video indicated that the rider’s bike had been confiscated, presumably by the Road Transport Department (JBJ) and the police.
@kikyycoco semoga abang dipermudahkan segala urusan 🤲🏻💪🏻 #fypシ #xyzbca #jpjmalaysia #riderfoodpanda ♬ Royalty – Egzod & Maestro Chives & Neoni
Why Was the Bike Confiscated?
The Road Transport Department (JPJ) soon addressed the situation on their Facebook page. They explained that the rider’s motor vehicle license (LKM) had expired on 6 February, rendering him uninsured.
The JPJ said that they were “concerned” that the rider would get into an accident because he didn’t have insurance, hence their decision to confiscate his motorcycle.
A Heartwarming Turn of Events
As the video gained traction on social media, it caught the attention of Malaysian influencer Aisar Khaled. He was moved by the rider’s plight and decided to take action. Aisar posted on his social media accounts, announcing his intention to help.
On September 13th, a video surfaced on Instagram, showing Aisar arriving at the rider’s home. The rider, named Syahrul, explained his situation, sharing that he had been unable to pay his road tax, which led to the confiscation of his bike.
Aisar, showing incredible kindness, invited Syahrul to join him in his car. They headed to a motorbike shop together.
In a heartwarming twist, Aisar surprised Syahrul by gifting him a brand-new bike. Overwhelmed with emotion, Syahrul hugged Aisar in gratitude.
To add to the generosity, Aisar also gave Syahrul a stack of RM50 notes, providing him with immediate financial relief.