When the going gets tough, the tough get going.
For Grab delivery rider, Muhammad Sidek Osman, this is certainly easier said than done, yet he perseveres.
Standing at just 108cm due to birth complications, doing simple tasks like even climbing stairs is a challenge.
However, the 21-year-old has not let his disability stand in the way of him earning a living.
Using his modified motorcycle, Muhammad, who hails from Gombak, gets the job done, zipping from restaurants to homes to deliver food.
According to him, many employers had earlier rejected him due to his disability.
“When I heard Grab was employing those with disabilities, I immediately applied and with the help of friends, got a motorcycle and modified it to suit me,” he said.
He started working as a delivery rider soon after Malaysia imposed a nationwide lockdown in mid-March, which saw many businesses closed and people confined to their homes for weeks.
“During these times, if you can work, just do whatever is available,” he said, adding that he earns up to RM100 a day from deliveries.