Woman appeals to long-lost nephew to visit his parents’ graves


  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 30 Nov 2016

Bittersweet memory: Lee showing the press a photograph of Yim during a press conference held by Mohd Rawi.

IPOH: A senior citizen is appealing to her nephew to return home and to visit his parents’ graves.

Lee Choon Yoong, 73, said it was her late sister’s dying wish to have Yim Poh Wah come home to pay his respects.

“Yim, now 53, used to run a motorcycle shop in Taman Shatin but it was unsuccessful.

“He told his parents that he was going abroad to work about a decade ago but did not say where he was going,” said Lee during a press conference organised by Perak Barisan Nasional Public Service and Complaints Bureau chief Mohd Rawi Abdullah here yesterday.

“It was the last time we all ever saw him. He never came home, not even when both his parents passed away from old age three years ago,” she said, adding that Yim was her sister’s only child.

Lee said his parents, both former odd job workers, had tried to find Yim who used to stay in Bukit Merah in Menglembu.

“We asked all our relatives and his friends but no one knows his whereabouts.

“Frankly, we are not sure if he is still alive,” she said.

Lee said Yim, a former SMJK Yuk Choy student, was skinny, about 1.7m tall and has a distinctive harelip.

Mohd Rawi said he hoped Yim would respond to this appeal.

“We’ll wait for about a week. If there’s still no news, I will check with the National Registration Department, hospitals and Immi­gration Department,” he said.

He added Yim or those with information of his whereabouts can also call him at 019-516 8338 or 016-554 6655.

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