Home > News > Nation
Monday January 13, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Monday January 13, 2014 MYT 2:14:12 PM
KUALA LUMPUR: Even the owner of the house next to a home where five elderly folk were abandoned for two months was unaware that there were people living inside.
The woman who wished to remain unidentified said she was too scared to find out if the strange noises coming from the house were made by ghosts.
“I only told the security guards after my maid repeatedly asked me if I had heard noises,” she said.
Another neighbour, housewife V. Amanda, 57, said she was told that the home and its residents had relocated to Kuala Selangor.
She described the home’s late founder as a Good Samaritan who used to help out those living on the streets.
“There was once between nine and 14 men living in the house,” she said.
Recalling the time when the residents were well taken care of, she said: “I went over once or twice and saw them being fed porridge. I also used to donate food to the home,” she said.
Amanda said the founder ran another home for women in the same area.
“I used to see helpers bringing provisions and food in a trolley from the women’s home to this one in the evenings,” she said.
Businessman C.H. Sue, 33, said people did not know if anyone was staying there because the house was in darkness at night.
However, another neighbour, who declined to be named, said he had noticed someone going to the house carrying provisions in a blue Perodua Kancil.
The car was parked in front of the house yesterday but no one was around.
Inside, the house was filled with rubbish and scraps of food.
There was also a letter of demand dated July 1 last year for rental arrears and utility bills along with an attached police report.
However, the address provided by the home owner in the letter turned out to be an empty second-storey shoplot in Jalan Alor, which was found sealed by metal doors.
The Star also visited the home for the women residents, in Taman Wahyu, and found it abandoned.
Three workers were seen clearing scrap from the corner lot. One of the men told The Star the house belonged to his boss who had rented it out to a welfare organisation.
“I don’t know what they were called but they left sometime ago,” he said.
Nightmare home for the elderly
Minister upset on hearing plight of old folk
Nobody cares for this ex-lion keeper
Decaying food, unwashed bodies - how do people live like this?
Tags / Keywords:
Family Community, old folks home
Ministry seeks recordings of strange noises in sky
Man sets fire to house after failing to find his wife
Three die after their house goes up in flames
Eerie sounds traced to noise from oil palm plant
Owner of house No. 39 at Puncak Setiawangsa allowed to retrieve belongings from home
Subra wants party’s state leaders to be elected
Cops destroy gambling machines worth RM480,000
Cops seek man who allegedly absconded with RM400,000
Members of Wong clan gather for Dongzhi
Ladies, time to stand up and fight for your man
Looking out for your ears
Remembering Tsunami 2004: Phuket bounces back from disaster
Premier first as Arsenal chalk up five million followers
New York cop assassin telegraphed intentions on Instagram
Copyright © 1995-2014 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)