Single mother Loh Siew Hong, who recently gained custody of her three children after three years of separation, has left her job as an assistant chef in Genting Highlands.
This so the 34-year-old can be closer to her kids, reported Free Malaysia Today (FMT).
Loh told the portal that she quit her job on Tuesday due to concern over the future and safety of her three children - a pair of twin girls aged 14, and a 10-year-old boy.
"I will never be able to work in peace, knowing my kids are away from me.
"I'll try to open a food stall near where I live, or better yet, start a food truck business. It will be flexible and I can keep a closer watch on my kids," she reportedly said.
Prior to her resignation, Loh had been working at a hotel in the popular tourism destination, cooking Chinese and Indian dishes.
Although she had been offered an opportunity to open a stall at a college canteen in Hulu Kelang in Selangor, Loh said she prefers starting a food truck as it would allow her to sell meals in different areas.
According to Loh, she has had people helping her who had offered to help her get a food truck.
Loh also thanked those who have offered her to help her rebuild her family, including Yayasan Chow Kit founder Hartini Zainuddin, who has raised more than RM15,800 via an online fundraiser.
Hartini has also arranged for volunteers to tutor the three children to help them catch up on their studies.
Last month, the Kuala Lumpur High Court granted Loh's habeas corpus application to recover custody of her three children, from whom she had been separated since 2019.
She was living at a government shelter for domestic abuse victims when her ex-husband Nagashwaran Muniandy took the children and unilaterally converted them to Islam in Perlis.
The children were then left under the care of an Islamic religious NGO in Penang, after Nagashwaran landed in a Kelantan prison for drug-related offences.
Photo source: FMT via Samsher Singh Thind
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