Needy family appeals for help

  • Nation
  • Saturday, 08 Nov 2003

TAMIL Nesan highlighted the plight of a family which have been living in an abandoned godown in Rawang, Selangor 

The daily quoted housewife S. Alamelu as saying that she, her husband, and their three daughters and a handicapped son, aged between seven and 19 years, have been living in the godown for the past two years. 

She said her family faced a lot of financial problems as her husband neglected them, and their eldest son was a drug addict and had been sent to a drug rehabilitation centre in Sungai Besi.  

Alamelu said there was no electricity and water supply in their shelter, and appealed for help. The daily said New Green Park MIC branch chairman P. Rajah had promised to help the family.  

Malaysia Nanban quoted MIC deputy president Datuk S. Subramaniam as expressing surprise as to how the Indian community, with strong religious beliefs, could have youths involved in violence.  

Subramaniam urged religious leaders and temple authorities to carry out a study on the matter and suggest ways to overcome the problem. 

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