Family of Aunty Ah Hi moved by support from netizens

TEH ATHIRA YUSOF

KUALA LUMPUR: A relative of the late “Aunty Ah Hi” fondly known as “Aunty Gemok” among patrons of a famous Penang fried char kuey teow stall in Kelana Jaya here is touched by the support and condolences from netizens towards her family. The relative, who identified herself as Mandy Ewe, 34, said the family is still grieving over the shocking death of her aunt. Ewe said Ah Hi passed away on Sunday. She was 66. “Like the rest of the people, we are also shocked with her passing. She was recuperating from her injuries she had sustained during a fall four months ago. “We were hoping for her condition to improve but otherwise occurred “Nevertheless, thank you so much for your support for so many years to my aunt and the stall,” Ewe told the New Straits Times when contacted today. She did not elaborate if Ah Hi had sustained the fall at her workplace or house. Ewe had been taking over the operation of the stall at the Jamal Mohamed Restaurant along Jalan SS5A/9, near the Football Association Malaysia (FAM) building, since Ah Hi met with the minor accident. “The stall is closed throughout this week as we are mourning over the passing of my aunt. “She was a cheerful lady, who came from Penang to work for my father at the stall. “The stall became famous not only because of the food but also for her warmth character and friendliness. People greeted her as Aunty Gemok because of her character,” Ewe said, adding that the stall will resume its operation next week. Meanwhile, a worker at another stall in the same restaurant remembered Ah Hi as a humble person. Eni Raji said she was shocked by the news as she has not heard from Ah Hi for over three months. “All of us knew that she was not well, that she had a fall and was trying to heal from a broken leg. “We learnt of the news (of her passing) yesterday around evening. It is such as shame to have lost a great colleague. “Ah Hi will always greet us and talk to all of us whenever she can,” she said.


(File pic) A relative of the late “Aunty Ah Hi” fondly known as “Aunty Gemok” among patrons of a famous Penang fried char kuey teow stall in Kelana Jaya here is touched by the support and condolences from netizens towards her family. (Pic from food.malaysiamostwanted.com)

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