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Malaysian cooking sensation wants to invite PM for meal after MCO
Published on: Saturday, May 23, 2020
By: NST
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Pavithra (right) and husband pose with the gifts they received from the PM’s Office.
SUNGAI SIPUT: Once the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) is lifted, YouTuber P. Pavithra knows exactly what she will do.

“The first thing I would do is to invite the Prime Minister to our humble abode to taste my dishes,” Pavithra told the New Straits Times.

The 28-year-old Youtube sensation who collaborates with her husband, M. Sugu, 29, on their YouTube channel Sugu Pavithra, said that she would find ways to send the invitation to the Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and hopefully her wish would come true.

“I know it may sound impossible for the prime minister to come to my home because I am only an ordinary person. But I would love to cook Nasi Biryani Kambing (Lamb Biryani Rice) and Ayam Masak Merah (chicken cooked with red chillies and tomato) for him.

“Last Monday, I received a gift from him. This is the least I could do and I hope we could meet one day, when Malaysia is free from Covid-19,” she said when met at her home in the palm oil plantation quarters, here.

The soft-spoken Pavithra and her supportive husband received a tripod, microwave oven, rice cooker and cooking items such as rice, cooking oil, flour, sugar, spices and more from the Prime Minister’s Office.

The mother of two said she started their Youtube channel on Jan 28 this year, and since then, she has been uploading her cooking demonstration videos and has garnered more than 473,000 subscribers to date.

“I just want to help my husband who works at the estate. He only earns RM1,000 and once he pays our monthly commitment, we only have less than RM800 to survive. Because of that, I was determined to help him.

“What we have right now is more than enough,” she said, referring to her YouTube earnings.

Pavithra added there were many ways to improve one’s livelihood and what mattered the most were determination and hard work.

For the upcoming Hari Raya celebration, Pavithra who speaks fluent Bahasa Malaysia is planning to cook and distribute meals to the community at the palm oil plantation quarters.

“The prime minister even reminded me to cook and share the meals with my neighbours which I have been practising. I would use all the ingredients that he gave to me to cook simple dishes and distribute them on Hari Raya,” Pavithra said.

Meanwhile, she expressed her desire to learn how to bake and make pastry and desserts using the microwave oven that she received from Muhyiddin.

“I usually cook authentic food, but this time I told myself that I need to learn something new. I used to bake but it didn’t turn out so well, but I won’t give up,” she added.


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