MCC contractor’s worker rewarded for returning lost bag
Posted on : 03 Aug 2022  Source of News: The Borneo Post

Dedek returns the bag to Chu, witnessed by Julaihi (fifth left) and representatives of the contractor and council.

MIRI (July 28): A worker for Miri City Council’s (MCC) rubbish collection contractor was rewarded today after he returned a missing bag, which he found while working, to its rightful owner.

Dedek Ismail, 37, found the bag early yesterday (Wednesday) morning at Taman Pelita here.

The bag belongs to 58-year-old Chinese national, Chai Ju, who mistakenly left it on top of a two-wheel rubbish bin in front of her daughter’s house.

“When I exited the car after returning from the market around 6am yesterday, I placed my bag on top of the rubbish bin.

“I was so absorbed in the conversation with my daughter that I forgot about the bag and went straight into the house,” she said, adding the bag contained a “big amount” of cash along with some important documents.

Dedek, who have been working with the contractor for over 10 years, said he kept the bag neatly after finding it and continued with his work.

Upon finishing work, he put the bag into a storage place at his workplace and went to rest for the day.

Later that day, the council received a report about the missing bag and immediately tracked down the rubbish collection contractor that covers the area.

A staff member of the contractor confirmed that one of its workers had found the bag.

This morning, Dedek, who was accompanied by representatives of the contractor’s company, met with Chu at Miri City Hall to return the bag to her.

Chu praised Dedek, who is Indonesian, for his honesty and rewarded him with an angpow.

Miri Deputy Mayor Julaihi Mohamad, who witnessed the handing over, hoped Dedek’s honesty would be an example for and emulated by others.

“We are happy that even foreigners here have adapted the attitude of our local community, who are honest, sincere, and trustworthy,” he said.