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(NST File Pix) Siti Hajjar Ahmad holding her ‘Nasi Lemak Anak Dara’

KUALA LUMPUR: REMEMBER the entrepreneur who was slapped with a RM300 fine by the Shah Alam City Council for selling nasi lemak without a licence in Shah Alam last year?

The story of Siti Hajjar Ahmad, 25, drew the attention of Netizens when she started business in August last year, not just because of her good looks but also her “Nasi Lemak Anak Dara”.

Siti Hajjar, who has a medical electronic engineering degree from Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, is determined to make her business successful.

She said her business had grown since she started selling nasi lemak about seven months ago.

“When I first started, I could sell only between 50 and 70 packets of nasi lemak daily. Now, I sell 150 to 200 packets daily, and receive orders from an average of five customers a month.”

Siti Hajjar said she had a business partner and an assistant to help her at the stall.

She said if business was good, she could earn about RM250 daily, and about RM7,500 monthly.

“I never thought of getting involved in the food and beverage business.

“I started my business so I could earn money while waiting for a job.

“After some time, I realised that I could earn more by running my own business compared with working in a company.

“I am determined to pursue my dream to open a restaurant and, hopefully, a boutique.

“My mum used to persuade me to pursue a career in engineering, but she is now convinced that I can be successful in the food and beverage business.”

Siti Hajjar, who has been running her nasi lemak stall in Section 7, Shah Alam, since August, obtained her business licence in December.

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