Datuk Wira Lee Chong Wei recently became the centre of attention after photos of him donating to a KL mosque went viral on social media
On Friday, 29 May, the Al-Hidayah Mosque (MAHSP) Facebook page uploaded photos of the former badminton player along with a caption that read, “Thank you, Datuk Lee Chong Wei for donating cash and equipment to MAHSP amidst the Movement Control Order (MCO).”
He told Harian Metro that a lot of people suddenly contacted him.
The humble former athlete said, “I did not expect that it would be made public because I already asked the mosque representative to not upload photos of me. I did not want people to know, that is why I did not post anything on social media. I was really shocked when people contacted me to ask about the matter.”
“I have no other intentions, I just wanted to contribute. Previously, I asked a Malay friend on how I could help because Malay and Chinese people have different cultures. They encouraged me to donate, so I bought some items and chose a mosque to fund. I’m only doing what I can,” he added.
Netizens showered the badminton star with compliments, praising him for his generosity
One person commented, “Alhamdulillah. After painstakingly putting Malaysia on the map, he is blessed with a kind heart. Let’s go to the next chapter, Datuk. We are always praying for you.”