Four sisters need financial help badly

  • Nation
  • Friday, 03 Oct 2003

TAMIL Nesan highlighted the plight of four sisters who are single mothers living under one roof in Kuala Garing, near Rawang, Selangor. 

The women, aged between 31 and 53, have 17 children living in a rented low-cost unit, and are seeking financial help from the public, reported the daily.  

All four are married but their husbands have left them. 

One of the women R. Devagi, 45, who has been suffering from cancer for two years, is the mother of seven while R. Parameswari, 35, a mother of five, has a seven-year-old handicapped daughter who can only crawl. 

Most of the time, they found it hard to have proper meals and had to depend on individuals, members of the public and political parties for their food. They pay RM350 a month for their rent.  

Malaysia Nanban and Tamil Nesan reported that a student was seriously injured when two groups of students from a secondary school in Tapah, Perak, clashed after a misunderstanding. 

The reports said that the injured student who was attacked with a parang had been admitted to a private hospital in Penang as he suffered severe injuries on his hand. 

Police have arrested 22 students in connection with the incident on Tuesday.  

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