Seremban Rotary Club hosts luncheon for octogenarian

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  • Sunday, 05 Jan 2003

SEREMBAN: Surrounded by doctors, lawyers and other professionals, octogenarian Md Yassin Noordin Rowther was treated like a VIP at a luncheon hosted for him by the Rotary Club of Seremban at a hotel here on Thursday. 

The 83-year-old bachelor was treated to sumptuous dishes at the Pei Yuan Chinese restaurant in Hilton hotel. 

“There is so much food for me here, please give some of this to other old folks,” he said to the club community project director Joe Ragu when the dishes were served to him. 

During the function, the Rotarians asked him about his experiences during the Second World War and his ancestral land in Chennai, India. 

The club is making all arrangements to renew his passport and is also paying the airfare for his trip home. 

Md Yassin is expected to return to India hopefully in two weeks' time. 

In 1938, Md Yassin came to Malaya as a 19-year-old, several months after undergoing training with the Madras Corps in the British army, and met his friend, fondly known as “Leong Fook,” during a training stint in Rasah. 

Since his close friend's demise last month, he yearned to return to his village in Chennai to spend his twilight years. 

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