Mom’s positivity gives journalist strength

KUANTAN: His mother’s positive outlook has given Kosmo! journalist Mohd Ghazali Alias much needed strength ​​upon receiving the news that Utusan Melayu (Malaysia) Berhad, the company which published the daily and Utusan Malaysia, had ceased its
operations.

Mohd Ghazali, 29, said although he had heard the news since the day before, he was still hoping that it was just a rumour as he was getting ready for work yesterday.

It’s probably Mohd Ghazali’s last trip down the staircase of his Kosmo! office as he pushes boxes of papers for the journey home yesterday. Photo: Bernama

Having served Kosmo! for the past five years, including as the bureau chief in Pahang, Mohd Ghazali said he had to muster enough courage before contacting his mother, Rokiah Zakaria, 64, in the afternoon to inform her the sad news.

“My mother just listened and only after I calmed down, she reminded me that the rezeki (sustenance) is God’s work. It is okay and Insya Allah (God willing), there will be something for me as long as I am diligent and continue to work hard. – Bernama