Family lives under staircase

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  • Friday, 22 May 2015

A WOMAN, her five children and her father-in-law are living under the staircase of a flat after they were abandoned by the husband and chased out by their landlord, Guang Ming Daily reported.

Khor Poh Li said her husband, who worked as a taxi driver, left their home in Taman Setapak Indah Jaya, Kuala Lumpur, four years ago after piling up a huge amount of debts.

He left his wife, five children aged between four and 14, and his 77-year-old father.

Khor said she had to take care of the family on her monthly salary of RM1,400.

Not only that, she also had to pay debt collectors.

The house owner chased them out when she failed to pay rent for four months.

“I cannot afford to rent a new place. I’m staying at the staircase with my children and my father-in-law,” she added.

> A 31-year-old man took a year to tattoo the images of several tourist spots and icons of Penang on his lower legs.

Kwong Wah Yit Poh said Boo Yi Xiang, who is a Penangite, tattooed the images of the clan jetties, Kek Lok Si Temple, Penang ferries, Penang Hill funicular train, Komtar, Fort Cornwallis, Penang Bridge and other state attractions on both calves.

Tattoo artist Koh Guo Wei, 33, said Boo started tattooing his calves in May last year.

“We had four sessions and each took about four hours,” he said, adding that it was one of his most challenging works so far.

> A 15-year-old schoolgirl tried to deceive her parents that her newborn baby was an abandoned child she had found at the back of their house, Sin Chew Daily reported.

After giving birth at around 11.15pm on Tuesday, the girl placed the baby at the back of her house at Kampung Datuk Abdul Rashid Salleh in Kuantan.

At midnight, she told her parents that she heard a baby crying outside their house.

Her father was not convinced with the girl’s story.

The girl at first denied that the baby was hers but later told her parents that the baby’s father was her boyfriend.

Police said the father lodged a report while the girl and the baby were sent to the hospital for a check-up.

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