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Mior delivers even if he can’t hear

18 Dec 2019 / 17:01 H.

MIOR Syamel Mior Razi, 22, is a food delivery rider who is deaf since birth. But he doesn’t let that get in the way of anything that he wants to do in life.

Syamel, who is from Cheras, is the only one in the family who was born with a hearing impairment. He has been working for Grab Food since he was 19

His day is fraught with challenges as he faces many risks and near-misses that his fellow riders don’t.

Syamel said some days can be tough as communication can be a struggle for Syamel. He needs to use sign language, and some people might misunderstand him.

There was once where he was assaulted for failing to get the right message across using sign language.

Nonetheless, he is thankful that modern communication has made it easier for people like him to communicate. Even so, miscommunication still sometimes occur.

However, Syamel has learned to be street-smart and rely heavily on instincts and experience to stay ahead. He has a record of making 32 deliveries in a day but he averages 15 orders per day. He believes he has done alright so far.

Modern communication has made it easier for people like Syamel to make ends meet as a food delivery rider and to communicate with his costumers by using his handphone. - ADIB RAWI YAHYA/THESUN
Modern communication has made it easier for people like Syamel to make ends meet as a food delivery rider and to communicate with his costumers by using his handphone. - ADIB RAWI YAHYA/THESUN
Once he received the food order, he will ensure that the food is delivered on time. - ADIB RAWI YAHYA/THESUN
Once he received the food order, he will ensure that the food is delivered on time. - ADIB RAWI YAHYA/THESUN
Syamel was seen to be at a lift holding the food to deliver it to his customer. - ADIB RAWI YAHYA/THESUN
Syamel was seen to be at a lift holding the food to deliver it to his customer. - ADIB RAWI YAHYA/THESUN
Being a responsible person, Syamel is seen to navigate his way to find his customer and to deliver the food at their doorstep. - ADIB RAWI YAHYA/THESUN
Being a responsible person, Syamel is seen to navigate his way to find his customer and to deliver the food at their doorstep. - ADIB RAWI YAHYA/THESUN
Syamel was happy to receive a positive ‘thank you’ feedback using sign language from his customer. - ADIB RAWI YAHYA/THESUN
Syamel was happy to receive a positive ‘thank you’ feedback using sign language from his customer. - ADIB RAWI YAHYA/THESUN
He took a short break in between his deliveries to fill the stomach for a simple meal. - ADIB RAWI YAHYA/THESUN
He took a short break in between his deliveries to fill the stomach for a simple meal. - ADIB RAWI YAHYA/THESUN
He prefer to have his meal on his only medium of transportation and his bestfriend, the blue motorcycle. - ADIB RAWI YAHYA/THESUN
He prefer to have his meal on his only medium of transportation and his bestfriend, the blue motorcycle. - ADIB RAWI YAHYA/THESUN
He is seen to help a motorist who was in dire straits despite having a hectic day. - ADIB RAWI YAHYA/THESUN
He is seen to help a motorist who was in dire straits despite having a hectic day. - ADIB RAWI YAHYA/THESUN

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